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Roasted Soyabean, light, crunchy and delicious, is indeed a healthy, guilt-free snack for any time munching. Have a fistful of it daily with your tea or coffee and get a substantial portion of your daily protein requirement.

Roasted Soyabean
Roasted Soyabean

Search for protein-rich foods for vegetarians/vegans and Soy products tops the list. Be it Soy granules or Soy chunks or Soy milk or Tofu. And these crunchy munchy roasted soyabeans are a tasty as well nutritious snack.

It is advised to include soy daily in your diet in some or the other form. And roasted Soyabean is perfect to have any time of the day.

Benefits Of Soybean

  • Rich in Protein
  • Low in Saturated fats
  • Low Glycemic Index, thus good for Diabetics
  • Cholesterol free, thus good or heart patients
  • Good source of various Vitamins and Minerals
  • High in Phytoestrogens which in result reduces Menopause symptoms.
  • Reduces the risk of Osteoporosis

Here, I would like to share my personal experience. Whenever I visit my Gynae, she always emphasizes on Soy products and advises me to include it in my diet in some or the other form. But, I don’t have a liking for these and thus avoided. But ever since, I have made these roasted ones, I am living guilt-free and with a sigh of relief that I am having my daily dose of Soy :)-

Various Ways To Have Soy Foods

  • Soy flour: Add little in your wheat flour. But do not add much as it may cause flatulence and indigestion.
  • Tofu
  • Soy milk
  • Soy bhurji made with Soy granules
  • Soy chunks in gravy
  • Soybean in gravy
  • Soybean Roasted

For roasting, we need Soybean which is actually a legume and is similar to kidney beans, chickpeas etc. You can sprout it too. But here we are talking about roasted soybeans.

A few months back, I got to eat these roasted soybeans. Those were store-bought. These were so yummy that immediately, I decided to give it a try and my trial was a super-duper hit. They came out so puffed up and crunchy. Once you start eating then you feel like going on and on. Also, I made these a little spicy by adding some spices (you will see that in the recipe below). I think you can even add seasoning like chilli flakes, oregano or garlic powder, etc.

Why Soak Soyabean?

It is important to soak soyabean. We do so for 2 reasons:

  • The trick in making these puffed up roasted soyabeans lies in soaking. Yes, you need to soak it really well, at least for 8 to 10 hours, depending on the weather, till the beans get double in size. By soaking for so long they also get soft and thus get crunchy when roasted.
  • The other benefit of soaking is that you get rid of antinutrients and indigestible proteins which are there in the beans. To know more about the benefits of soaking beans read here.

Roasted Soyabeans In Air Fryer

I roasted these in my Phillips air fryer. It was so simple! Simply put soaked and seasoned Soybeans in the air fryer basket and these are ready in 12 to 15 minutes. As these are much bigger than the holes of the basket so they remain on the basket only. You can even line the basket with aluminum foil if need be, but I don’t.

In the absence of air fryer, roast these in Otg.

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Detailed Method Showing How To Make Healthy Roasted Soyabean

  • Wash soybean and soak it in water for at least 8 to 10 hours.
  • Rinse Soyabean in freshwater and keep the rinsed soybean in a strainer for 10 to 15 minutes so that excess water drips off. They will still be wet but without any extra water.
  • Preheat air fryer at 200 degrees C for 5 minutes.
  • Mix all the spices, if need be grind them.
  • Add salt and all other spices in the soybean. Mix nicely.
  • Pop these in the preheated air fryer. Do not overcrowd these by putting more at a time. I did this much quantity in 2 batches.
Roasted Soyabean
  • Air fry these for 12 to 13 minutes, tossing after every 5 minutes.
  • When the colour changes and they turn crisp, take out and let them cool completely. To check, take out one piece, let it cool and taste or snap between fingers.
  • Once completely cool, store them in an airtight container.
  • They remain crisp upto a month easily, though they won’t last till then.

Variation: Soy Chat/Soy Bhel

Add finely chopped onion, tomatoes, capsicum in the roasted soybean. Toss and serve.

Recipe Card Of How To Make Healthy Roasted Soyabean

healthy Roasted Soyabean

A healthy guilt-free snack.

Course Snack
Cuisine Roasted
Keyword Healthy Snacks
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 16 minutes
Servings 10
Author Samira

Ingredients

  • 200 g Soyabean
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Amchoor Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds (Saunf)

Instructions

  1. Wash soybean and soak it in water for at least 12 hours. In between, add water, if need be.
  2. Discard this water and rinse Soyabean in freshwater. This is important to get rid of antinutrients and indigestible proteins released in the water during soaking.
  3. Keep the rinsed soybean in a strainer for 10 to 15 minutes so that excess water drips off. They will still be wet but without any extra water.
  4. Preheat air fryer at 200 degrees C for 5 minutes.

  5. Add all the spices in the soybean. Soyabean will easily get coated with spices as they are wet.

  6. Mix nicely. Pop these directly in the preheated air fryer. Do not overcrowd these by putting more at a time. No need of putting in any container or lining aluminium foil.

  7. Air fry these for 15 minutes, tossing after every 5 minutes.
  8. When the colour changes and they turn crisp, take out and let them cool completely. To check, take out one piece, let it cool and taste or snap between fingers.
  9. Once completely cool, store them in an airtight container.
  10. They remain crisp upto a month easily, though they won’t last till then.

For Baking In Otg

  1. Preheat Otg at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.

  2. Spread a layer of rinsed and seasoned soyabean on the Otg tray and toast for 15 to 20 minutes. Use both the rods of Otg.

Variation: Soya Chat/Bhel

  1. Add finely chopped onion, tomatoes, capsicum in the roasted soybean. Toss and serve.

Recipe Notes

  1. Soak soyabean till they get double in size.
  2. Mix all the spices in a bowl or powder them in a grinder.
  3. Instead of all these spices, simply use Chat Masala.
  4. Adjust spices as per your liking. You can even add chilli flakes, oregano and garlic powder to it.
  5. You can add 1 tsp oil along with the spices. Oil will give shine.
  6. In case, you find them soft or less crispy once cooled, then put them in the airfryer for few more minutes.

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