Delicious and Nutritious Soya keema! Tasty non-vegetarian alternative for meat keema!
Soya keema recipe/Veg keema
Healthy and delicious vegetarian alternative to minced meat curry!
- Soak soya granules in hot water for 5-10 minutes till they get soft and puff up
- Pour the soya over a strainer and press all the water out. Add some more fresh water and repeat the process. Discard the liquid (refer to my video below for details on this process)
- Keep it aside
- Set a pot on medium heat and add oil and ghee.
- Add cumin seeds and a cinnamon stick
- Once the cumin seeds start to splutter, add onions and sprinkle some salt so the onions cook faster
- Add crushed garlic and ginger and stir fry till the mixture till the onions turns slightly golden brown in color (for approximately 3-4 minutes)
- Add tomatoes and mix
- Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder, kashmiri and normal red chilli powder
- Stir fry till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy. When the paste starts to look oily, add soya granules
- Add salt (to taste) and mix well
- Stir fry the soya with the spices for 5-6 minutes (this step is important for the curry to be tasty)
- Add 2 cups of water (enough water to just cover the soya) along with coriander leaves and a sqeeze of fresh lime juce
- Place the lid on and let the gravy simmer for 7-10 minutes on low heat
- Add salt to taste and garam masala powder
- Turn up the heat and stir fry the curry till most of the liquid evaporates
- Once the liquid has evaporated, add 1 tbsp. butter and stir fry for a minute
- Garnish with the fresh coriander leaves
- If you don’t have soya granules, you can grind soys chunks into granules before or after soaking them in hot water
- This curry tastes very good with phulka roti or ghee rice or pav