Nutrition

Soya bean, where have you been?

When it comes to what could be the best vegetarian candidate for high protein intake without much quantity, for me, soya beans wins hands down.

For those who don’t know what soya bean is, it is a type of legume, native to eastern Asia. Very common and an undiscovered treasure house for protein. Just to give you an idea, every 100 grams of soya beans contains approximately 36 grams of protein.

What it meant for me – even if I consume 50 grams, I am giving at least 18 grams of protein to my babies. Well, when you are on a spree to make it to the 100 gram threshold, every gram is welcome.

The first step is to buy good soy beans. After few trials, we found ours in Bob’s Red Mill Organic Soy Beans. We found these to be really really good quality beans. You just need to soak

My first carving was for something very spicy and tangy. So, I decided to experiment with some soya bean spicy mix (aka chaat).

Ingredients:
– 50 grams of Bob’s Red Mill organic soy beans
– 1 tomato (medium size)
– 1 white onion (medium size)
– 1/2 cucumber
– 1/2 cup cilantro
– 1-2 teaspoon lemon juice (or as per taste)
– Himalyan pink salt (as per taste)

For a more tangy taste you can also add:
– 2-3 teaspoon green chutney
– 2-3 teaspoon greek yogurt
– 2-3 teaspoon tamarind chutney

Preparation Method:

– Soak soy beans overnight. If overnight is not possible, then soak the beans at least for 2-    3 hours.
– Boil the beans till its soft and strain it.
– Put the beans in a bowl and mix all the ingredients one by one.
– Sprinkle some cilantro on the top and serve.

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