Nutri kulcha

By Tript Arora

This famous Street food from Punjab is finger licking good. Nutri is basically Soya chunks in a gravy. Soya chunks are high on protein. So they fulfill the requirement of protein in vegetarians. Very quick and easy to cook. It is a full meal at any time of the day.  I prefer it when I want to have something spicy and quick. The Kulchas are easily available at bakery shops. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started.

What we need

Nutri Mini Soya  Chunks 2 cups (if you have big chunks just cut it into 2 pieces after boiling), Tea Bag 1, Onions 2 finely chopped, Ginger 2 tsp grated, Tomatoes 4 medium sized grinded to a fine paste. (You can use 6 tsp tomato puree alternately), Green chillies 2 grinded with tomatoes, Cumin seeds 2 tsp, Cumin powder 2 tsp, Coriander powder 2 tsp, Turmeric powder three fourth tsp, Kashmiri red chilli powder  2 tsp, Kasuri Methi 2 tsp, garam masala  2 tsp, Mango Powder (amchoor) 2 tsp, Soya sauce dark 2 tsp, Cooking Oil 6 tsp, Butter 4 tsp, Ghee 4 tsp, Salt to taste.

Here we go

-n      Boil Nutri Soya chunks in 6 cups of water along with a tea bag and one tsp of salt until soft. Drain water but don’t discard the water. Keep it to be later used in gravy. Press the Soya chunks with a spatula and drain excess water. Chunks will now be of blackish colour because of the tea bag.

–        Heat a pan and add oil to it. Now add cumin seeds when they start spluttering and add finely chopped onions to it.

–        Saute till onions turn reddish in colour. Add grated ginger and 4 tsp water to it. When water evaporates and the mixture turns homogeneous , add tomato chilli paste and kasuri methi to it.

–        Now add salt , Turmeric powder , coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder , cumin powder and saute till oil separates from the masala.

–        Add Soya chunks , butter  and saute for 2 minutes.

–        Add the tea water we have kept aside and adjust the consistency of gravy.

–        Add mango powder , garam masala and Ghee.

–        Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

–        Garnish with ginger julians and fresh coriander.

For Kulchas :

–        Heat a nonstick pan, Smear butter on kulcha with a brush.

–        Then roast it in a pan from both the sides till golden brown. Accompany it with green chilli and jullians of onion dipped in lemon juice.

–        Your street food of Nutri Kulcha is ready. Don’t  bother about calories. Just  Enjoy.


–        While putting salt in gravy remember there is Salt in soya chunks also.

–        A little Turmeric powder enhances colour but too much of it will spoil the taste and colour both.


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