When I posted the recipe of soya malai chaap curry on the blog, many of you requested for the dry street style Tandoori malai cheap recipe which is also known as Afghani soya chaap. For making Afghani soya cheap the soya cheap is marinated in a marinade made with yogurt/curd, cream and spices and then cooked in tandoor (clay oven fired with coal/charcoal) . Since I don’t have that at home I normally make these Afghani chaap in regular OTG or sometimes when in hurry I cook the dry soya malai cheap in a pan or tava.
In this video recipe of Afghani soya malai chaap, I cooked them in a cast iron pan. Cooking in heavy bottomed cast iron pan helps in uniform cooking. I also cover the pan for few minutes because it helps in cooking the soya chaap inside out. I usually marinate the cheap for 1-2 hours for good absorption of spices and flavours. But you can always keep them for more or less time. Sometimes I marinate the soya champ for even a day in advance. You can cut them into small pieces or just cook them on the stick that’s your own choice. I usually let them on the stick because of ease of eating.
So, if you are looking for some protein rich snack or appetisers these soya chaap can be a great tasty snack option for vegetarians. I usually serve these with sliced onion/chopped salad, mint chutney. In the end of cooking sprinkling some chaat masala and generous squeeze of lime makes it all the more interesting and taste like regular street style Afghani soya chaap.
You may also like to try other soya recipes from the blog Soya keema curry , or other quick snack and appetiser ideas.
Dry Soya Chaap Recipe / Afghani Style Soya Chaap Recipe Video in Hindi
- 750 g Soya chaap
- 1/4 cup yogurt curd
- 1/4 cup cashew paste+milk cream
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp black pepper powder
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp chaat masala powder
- 2 tbsp Oil
Wash and dry all soya chaaps along with sticks.
Now marinate the soya chaap with yogurt, cashew paste, cream and lemon juice along with all the spices.
Cover and keep them in fridge for 1-2 hrs.
Now heat a thick bottomed pan or thick tava, heat it and add 1tbsp oil.
Place soya chaap in it cook for few minutes on each side while rolling it in between and covered cooking for few minutes in between.
If you want to cook soya chaap in air fryer, preheat the air fryer for few 3-4 minutes and then cook for 6-7 minutes.
In oven, brush the soya chaap with some oil and cook at 200C in grilling mode.
Serve with Mint chutney and a small salad.