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Soya Keema Matar

Soya Keema Matar

Soya Keema Matar

Soya Keema Matar was something I have to want to make for a long time. I bookmarked this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Book. A great recipe if you are a vegetarian. Keema is traditionally made of minced mutton or chicken. This is a vegetarian version of it without compromising a bit of taste, texture and flavors.

Soya granules are excellent vegetarian sources of protein, vitamin B and calcium. Soya keema matar is good substitute to mutton keema in terms of taste and nutrition and it goes well with chappatis and rice. So here's a simple Indian style curry of Soya keema matar.

Soaking Time: 20 min || Preparation Time: 10 min || Cooking Time: 15 min || Serves: 3 people

Soya Keema Matar Ingredients:

  • Soya granules 1 cup
  • Green peas 3/4 cup
  • Skimmed milk 3/4 cups
  • Oil 2 tablespoons
  • Onions chopped 2 medium
  • Garlic chopped 8 cloves
  • Ginger grated 1 inch
  • Green chilies chopped 2
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder 3/4 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 4 tablespoons
  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare Soya Keema Matar:

  • Soak the soya granules in 2 cups of hot water and ½ tsp salt for 10 mins. Drain the water and squeeze the granules so that they are dry. Soak the soya granules in 2 cups of hot water and ½ tsp salt for 10 mins. Drain the water and squeeze the granules so that they are dry.
  • Now add milk in soya granules and keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and add onions. Sauté till lightly browned.
  • Add garlic and cook for a minute. Add ginger, green chilies, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder and two tablespoons of water.
  • Stir and cook for two minutes. Add peas sauté for 2 mins and 1/2 cup of water and mix well. Cover and cook till peas are nearly done. Add soya granules along with the milk and cook till almost dry.
  • Add coriander leaves, salt, garam masala powder and lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot.
Darshana Shah
I am an Electronic Engineer and now a Housewife. 'Cooking' was never my passion. My mom & my relatives would have never thought that I could cook someday, let alone the thought of me having my own cooking blog site. After marriage I started cooking for my husband, initially it was a job for me and I never realized when that job became my passion. Now Cooking moves me & Cooking for my family & friends is a fantastic way to bond, reduce stress, and feel satisfied.

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