Jump to Recipe

Roasted Soybeans, 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 Soybean served with tea

Soy: Boon for Vegetarians

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 soy nuts are a tasty as a well nutritious snack.

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

A few months back, I got to eat roasted soybean. 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). You can even add seasoning like chili flakes, oregano or garlic powder, etc.


Making roasted soybean is perhaps the easiest way to include soy in your diet. The only time-consuming part of this recipe is soaking them for at least 8 to 10 hours. Why soaking is important? Read the reason in the FAQs below.

Once soaked, drain the water. Add spices of your choice and roast them in the air fryer or in the oven. Let them cool a bit and these are ready.


How to Make 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 an air fryer, roast these in Otg.


Step By Step Method

soaking dry soybeans


Keeping rinsed soybeans in the strainer


mixing spices


Roast Soyabean in air fryer


roast soy bean in air fryer till crunchy


Dry Roasted Soybean


Serving Suggestions



Q) Which soybean do I need for this recipe?

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.


Q) Why Soak Soybean?

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


Q) What is the shelf life of roasted soybean?

They remain crisp up to a month easily, though they won’t last till then.


Q) Can I make roasted soybean in any other flavor?

A) You can add seasonings as per your liking. Possible options can be:


Q) If I don’t have an air fryer then how to roast these?

A) In that case roast these in an OTG or in the microwave convection oven. For that, preheat OTG at 200 degrees for 10 minutes. Spread a layer of rinsed and seasoned soybean on the Otg tray and toast for  20 to 25 minutes. Use both the rods of Otg.


Q What are the various ways to include soy in our diet?


Q) What are the benefits of Soybean


Some Other Roasted Snacks You May Like:


Let’s Connect!

Thank you for reading this post. If you have liked this Roasted Soybeans recipe then do let me know by leaving a comment below as your feedback fuels my enthusiasm.

Thank you for reading this post. If you have liked this recipe then do let me know by leaving a comment below. Your feedback fuels my enthusiasm. You may share this post with your dear ones by clicking on the little buttons below. You may follow me on  Facebook   Pinterest  Instagram for the latest recipe updates. Thank you!



Healthy Roasted Soybeans

A healthy guilt-free snack.
Course Snack


  • air fryer


  • 200 g Soybean
  • 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


  • Rinse soybean and soak it in water for at least 12 hours. In between, add water, if need be.
  • Discard this water and rinse Soybean in freshwater. This is important to get rid of antinutrients and indigestible proteins released in the water during soaking.
  • 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.
  • Add all the spices in the soybean. Soybean will easily get coated with spices as they are wet.
  • 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.
  • Air fry these for 15 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.
  • For Baking In Otg
  • Preheat Otg at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • 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

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


  1. Soak soybean 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.
  5. You can even add chili flakes, oregano, and garlic powder to it.
  6. You can add 1 tsp oil along with the spices. The oil will give shine to the beans.
  7. In case, you find them soft or less crispy once cooled, then put them in the air fryer for few more minutes.
Keyword Dry Roasted Soybeans

PS: This post has an embedded marketing link that would earn me a small commission from the seller when a purchase is made. The commission is used by me in the maintenance and running of this site and does not result in any additional cost to the buyer.

4 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating