Sunday 8 July 2012

Soya Chunks Olathiyathu - Beef Style

Beef Olathiyathu is a very popular beef dish from kerala. This is my humble effort to recreate the dish as a vegetarian one. Believe me, it tastes a lot like the original, you will be glad you tried it. I have made it very mild so that my little one can also enjoy it. Make this spicy as that is how is it is supposed to be made and eaten. Tastes perfect with Kerala Barota, can be enjoyed with rotis as well.


Soya Chunks 3 cups
Onions 2 sliced
Tomato 1
Green Chilli 2
Garlic 6 pods
Ginger 1 inch piece
Curry Leaves few
Saunf 1 tsp
Cumin 1 tsp
Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp (you can use Meat Masala as well)
Turmeric 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Lemon Juice 2 tsp
Coriander Leaves to garnish

Method of Preparation

1. Heat water in a pot and when it starts to boil add the soya chunks. Cook for 5-6 minutes. Switch off. Drain. Squeeze out any excess water from the soya.

2. Add Chilli Powder, garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well  and keep aside.

3. In a pan, heat oil. Add saunf/fennel seeds and cumin along with the curry leaves and green chilli. When it sizzles, add sliced onions. Saute till it starts to brown.

4. Make a paste of garlic and ginger. Add to the pan. Stir for a minute.

5. Add chopped tomato and saute till it cooks well. Keep this mix aside.

6. Add some more oil to the pan. Add the marinated soya. Stir and cook till is starts to roast.

7. Add the onion tomato mix and stir well.

8. Switch off and add the lemon juice and coriander leaves.

Serve with hot paratas or rotis.

Linking this to Kerala Kitchen, hosted at Sun,Moon and Potatoes


  1. Nutritious and protein packed curry..loving it.

  2. Delicious and healthy,protein packed curry...

  3. delicious and healthy curry..loving it.

  4. its my fav.. very delicious...

    - Sarika

  5. Thank you for this lovely entry to the Kerala Kitchen event... am planning to try this tomorrow :)... looks yum!

  6. Tried it.....came out too good.....👌

  7. i tried ur recipe n the result was husband who doesnt allow me to cook soya,as he doesnt like,became a soya chunks lover.

  8. i tried ur recipe,and it was husband and daughter liked it very well