Sri Lankan Soya Meat Curry


  • 2 cups of Soya
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1 medium size onion, sliced
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 cup of tomatoes sliced
  • tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp black curry powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 cups of hot water


  • All the spices listed above with soy chunks and keep aside.
  • Mix the soya meat with turmeric, chili powder together with salt and set aside. If the soya meat comes with any flavor you can add the masala mix too. ( take care of the spiciness of the masala and you can adjust the amount of chili powder)
  • Once the soya chunks are soaked, drain the water. Squeeze soya chunks to remove any excess water.
  • First soya meat chunks in hot water for about 10 minutes. Add some salt to the water when soaking.
  • Heat about 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • When it is hot, add cinnamon stick and mustard seeds.
  • When that mustard seeds are popping out, add onion, red chili, green chili, ginger garlic paste and curry leaves .
  • Sauté for 3 minutes until onions turn translucent.
  • Add tomato and sauté for another 3 minutes until soft.
  • Add the marinated soya meat and sauté for 5 minutes until the soya meat become little dry.
  • Splash some water and sauté for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the Garam masala powder and stir.
  • Add the little water and coconut milk to just to cover the soya meat and cook for 5 minutes.

Serve hot as a side with any flat breads or plain boiled rice.


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