Mambo Masala Soya Chunks

Mar 30, 2024

Mambo Masala Soya Chunks 
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
FODMAP Rating: medium

You will fall in love with Soya Chunks with this recipe! If you like a mix of sweet with a little bit of spicy, you will love this recipe. 


Rice (white or brown)
Mild Mambo Sauce (found in your grocery store)
Broccoli (I usually use frozen broccoli)

For the soya chunks:
2 cups soya chunks 
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon garlic salt

For the Masala sauce:
1 medium red onion diced
3 cloves garlic minced
¾ cup water
½ cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon coriander 
1 teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon chili powder

Optional garnish: Green onions, juice of a lime


  1. Start cooking your rice however you choose.
  2. Soak soya chunks in hot water for around 10 minutes to rehydrate them. (you can boil them for 2 minutes to save time) 
  3. Once your chunks have softened, drain and rinse with cold water. Using your hands or a tofu press, squeeze out excess moisture.
  4. Place rehydrated chunks into a bowl and add in chili powder, garam masala and salt. Toss until everything is well incorporated. Set aside.
    ½ teaspoon chili powder,½ teaspoon garam masala,½ teaspoon garlic powder,½ teaspoon salt
  5. Water sauté your diced onion and garlic
  6. Now, add in rest of the ingredients needed for masala. Bring mixture to a boil, then lower heat to a gentle simmer. Let it simmer, covered for about 10 minutes.
    ¾ cup water,½ cup tomato sauce (also called puree),1 teaspoon coriander powder,¾ teaspoon garam masala,½ teaspoon chili powder
  7. Start cooking your broccoli. If using frozen broccoli, you can just reheat it in the microwave.
  8. Optional: once sauce is cooked down, take the soya chucks and air fry for 10 mins at 400 degrees. This will give it more of a meat type of texture. (like chicken). If you don't have an air fryer, you could also try the oven. But if short of time you can definitely skip this step. 
  9. Add the soya chunks to a bowl of rice with a side of broccoli then drizzle Mambo sauce on top of everything. It's so yummy! 
  10. optional: Garnish with green onions and the juice of a lime. 
  11. Salt and pepper to taste.

FODMAP Swap: Take out garlic and onions 

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