07 September, 2008

JFI-Soya... A Power Packed Round-up

Imagine yourself in a restaurant which serves delicious yet healthy food! Sounds too good to be true right? Well, here is one such virtual restaurant which specialises in serving power-packed, nutritious and most importantly lip-smacking, delicious food. Choose your favourite item from our wide selections of starters, main course, sides, drinks and dessert, relax with your favourite music playing in the background and eat to your heart’s content.

Presenting, the mega round-up of JFI-Soya, with 86 delicious entries from over 75 people from all over the world who are passionate about food. Not just any food, here you will find healthy food which never compromises on taste department. All you food bloggers and non-bloggers never leave a chance to amaze and impress me with your unique and innovative recipes. The response from everyone is quite overwhelming and really inspiring. Some of you cooked Soya for the first time, some cooked it in spite of not being very fond of them and for some bloggers it was the very first food blog event they participated in. Thank you, friends for your enthusiasm and contribution.

Click HERE or on the collage to take you to the JFI-Soya photo gallery
Snacks & Starters
(Crunchy & Munchies, Soups & Salads, Kebabs, Cutlets & Tikkas, Baked & Fried Goodies)
Side Dish
(Curry, Stir Fry, Masala)
Vidya says,
Soy Beans or Edamame or like my daughter, Kiki, calls it Dora Beans! God bless the person to came up with such an innovative idea of putting this nutrient-packed-humble soy bean in a Dora pouch. My girl loves it... the "Dora" pack i mean...& sometimes the soy beans. Thus, i can somehow get this in her diet now. I wish all the good vegetables, someday, come in Dora & mickey & donald & Tinkerbell ... pouches & my girl spots it in the freezer aisle & say "Mommy i want [to eat] that" Being a Konkani only thing that comes to my head is sukke. Do a punn (tadka), add chopped vegetable/green beans, add salt, little water let cook covered. To wards the end add freshly scraped coconut. So here is my entry to JFI – Soy,

All the dora pouches in a Dora-Soy pack
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp cumin
2 greenn chillies
1 tsp urad dal
a salt to taste
3 tsp oil
3 tbsp freshly scraped coconut

Heat oil. Add mustard, urad dal & cumin. As they crackle, add green chillies.
After a couple of minutes add Dora Beans. Cook on medium heat, covered, for 6-7 minutes.
Add freshly scraped coconut and salt & mix it well. Serve!

I might also say that Dora beans are just as good when prepared as per instructions on pouch.
May be add bite size potatoes, before adding Dora beans, & fry them golden.
May be add a sprig of curry leaf.
Main Course
(Rice, Noodles, Pasta, Dosa, Uttappam, Pancakes, Breads, Parathas)
Drinks & Dessert
(Milk, Yogurt, Smoothie, Cakes)
… And that’s it friends. I leave with 86 soya recipes which I am sure will inspire you to cook for a very long time. Kudus to all of you for sending power packed entries and making it one-stop-shop for all Soy lovers. Thank you everyone for your active participation and another big thank you to dear Indira for giving me this wonderful opportunity to host Jihva with my favourite ingredient.

As usual, I have double checked all the entries I received through e-mails. Do let me know if your entry failed up to show here. I apologise for any omission and please drop a line at comment section or mail me at sia[at]monsoonspice[dot]com and I will update the round-up accordingly.

Your search for healthy recipes doesn’t stop just here…. Get moving and shop for more whole grains because Sug at Tasty Palettes is hosting this months Jihva-Whole Grains.


  1. o super round up girl and I am all excited to cook ur recipes for T&T.....

  2. Nice round-up Sia. You did a wonderful job.
    I am glad I could get both my recipes in and be a part of this event.

  3. a superb round up , with some mouth watering soy dishes.thanks

  4. wow, thanks for another classic round-up! All of them look gorgeous and I can't wait to try each one of them.. Thanks sia for organizing this :)

  5. wooooooow, awsome awsome roundup...

  6. Great round up Sia! Bookmarked!

  7. Sia, congratulations on a great roundup. This is such an amazing collection of recipes, particularly for a vegan. Nice job!

  8. My little family is soya lover- it is a precious page :) I bet even a restaurant will not provide so many many entries Sia! Great round -up and well done job indeed!
    All recipes re rocking even the non - blogger dishes too :)

  9. What a great roundup..I would not be able to find any other place wth so many lovely soy recipes

  10. Check out my blog for this month event and do participate in it!

  11. Check out my blog for this moth event and do participate in it!

  12. so mny varities...everythin looks good,,,,nice one SIA,..:-)

  13. great round up.. i will be busy this month trying out most of the recipes... :)

  14. What a great job dear sia...looks wonderful..will take a while to check them all!

  15. Sia,
    great-round up and so many recipes to choose from..
    hugs and smiles

  16. Great Round. Thank you for this lovely round up

  17. This is a great effort, Sia. Now I have 74 other ways to try cooking with soya. Mindboggling!

  18. Lovely theme and a power-packed roundup Sia..:) Thanks dearie.


  19. Splendid round up Sia! So many delicious ways to cook up Soy!

  20. That is a wonderful round-up Sia! Thank you again for hosting it :-)

  21. Wonderful round up Sia.. bookmarked for soya recipes :)!!

  22. Lovely dishes, Sup. And nice job with the round-up too!

  23. Hi Sia dear, what a fabulous roundup of so many soy goodies! I can't wait to go over each one. I'm sorry I missed out on this -- I have been away alot this summer then started a new job recently, so just coming back to blogging. Looking forward to all your lovely creations as always!

    Hugs to you my friend :)

  24. Now I'm breathing normally since you are not hosting an event this month! Well, I hope so! :))

  25. Awesome round up..and a what a variety to choose from :)

  26. what a beautiful roundup with such a variety supriya! I know I will keep coming back for trying out the recipes :)

  27. wowwwwwwww so many soya recipes. and a great round up work you have done.

  28. Thats a lovely job done with so many healthy and delicious recipe..thanks for the efforts taken for the event


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