Soy nuggets(TVP)which also popular as soy meat or soya meat is a meat analogue or nutritious meat extender made from defatted soy flour. This is also known as textured soy protein is a versatile substance, different forms allowing it to take on the texture of whatever ground meat it is substituting. Using textured vegetable protein, one can make vegetarian or vegan versions of traditionally meat dishes chili, spaghetti bolognese, sloppy joes, tacos, burgers, or burritos. Sometimes I feel like going vegan for a day in such times I use this soy meat or soya nuggets in my dishes and I am telling you it is very good substitute of regular meat. If you try then you too will love it for all those who are new to soy meat and for others who are soy chunks lovers here is my experiment with soy spices and cashew. I am sure you will love these herbed soya nuggets with toasted cashew.
Soya nuggets 1 Cup
Beet root ½ cup thick slice blanched
Carrot ½ cup thick slice and blanched
Green bell pepper ½ cup sliced
Butter/ Olive oil 2 1/2 tsp
Garlic chopped ½ tsp
Oregano ¼ tsp
Basil ¼ tsp
Tomato sauce 1 tsp
Chilly garlic sauce 1tsp or to taste( optional)
Cashew nuts ¼ cup
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak soya nuggets in warm water with salt for at least half an hour. First in a pan take ½ tsp of butter and toast the cashew, if you are health conscious then you can dry roast the nuts and keep aside. Now in that pan take 1 tsp of butter or olive oil and then add the drained and squeezed soya nuggets now fry for a minute with a pinch of salt and pepper for a minute then keep aside in bowl. Now in that pan give rest of the butter then add chopped garlic stir for few second then add all the vegetable toss add all the sauces , basil, oregano and fried soya nuggets adjust seasoning and toss all the ingredients well. At last add butter toasted cashew mix and serve hot with corn tortillas or tacos or simple flat bread with onion rings. I am sure you will love the taste of this herbed soya nugget with butter toasted cashew.
Give it a try and let me know how you like it.