Soya kheema matar

Soya, like many of you know that its packed with proteins. I  don’t like soya milk but a big fan of the chunks/soya meat. I love this recipe and make it quite often but realized that its not featured in my blog. Its simple and easy to make. To me this is a quick-cooking standby when you long for some meat but  left with no meat in freezer or pressed for time.

You need –

  • Soya chunks – 1 cup
  • Frozen peas – 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Onion – 1 large, finely chopped
  • ginger paste – 1 teaspoon
  • garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Tomato – 1 large, chopped
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Chili powder – 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Meat masala – 1 teaspoon (can use curry powder instead)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ground pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Bay leave – 1
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
How to –
Soak the soya chunks in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain well; into a chopper and mince the chunks. Set aside.
Minced soy chunks
In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil add the bay leave. Once fragrant, splatter the cumin seeds. Make sure not to burn them. Add the onions, ginger- garlic paste, fry till the onions are translucent and the raw smell of the ginger-garlic paste is gone.
Add all the spice powders, salt except for pepper and fry till the oil start to separate. Tip in the tomato and cook till mushy. Add the minced soya and peas. Add 1/4-1/2 cup water. cover and cook till done. uncover and let it cook for 4-5 mins or till all the water has reduced and the gravy is dry. Add the ground pepper, mix well to combine and turn off the heat.
Garish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice or roti.

15 thoughts on “Soya kheema matar

  1. since nobody is so fond of soya in our house, we normally don't stock, but when the soya haters were off, i did make masala of it, and my hubby loved it (2 be featured on my blog soon… hehe).. next try is going to be this kheema for sure… looks absolutely yum… love that plate pic… feel like grabbing it, but there's still a couple of hours more to lunch… hehe…

  2. I bought a packet of the soy and used half of it for last weekend. Made a simple curry. The other half is still in the fridge. Will try this for the lovely spiced up flavors which is always my fav.

  3. Thank you Nava. Really appreciate the fact that inspite of hectic days at work of late, you still take time to give your feedback/comment every day not just here but to all the blogs you follow. 🙂 Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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