soya keema/veg keema

How to make Soya keema recipe/Veg keema

Delicious and Nutritious Soya keema! Tasty non-vegetarian alternative for meat keema!

Soya keema recipe/Veg keema

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 30 minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:4 servings


Healthy and delicious vegetarian alternative to minced meat curry!



  1. Soak soya granules in hot water for 5-10 minutes till they get soft and puff up
  2. 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)
  3. Keep it aside
  4. Set a pot on medium heat and add oil and ghee.
  5. Add cumin seeds and a cinnamon stick
  6. Once the cumin seeds start to splutter, add onions and sprinkle some salt so the onions cook faster
  7. 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)
  8. Add tomatoes and mix
  9. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder, kashmiri and normal red chilli powder
  10. Stir fry till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy. When the paste starts to look oily, add soya granules
  11. Add salt (to taste) and mix well
  12. Stir fry the soya with the spices for 5-6 minutes (this step is important for the curry to be tasty)
  13. Add 2 cups of water (enough water to just cover the soya) along with coriander leaves and a sqeeze of fresh lime juce
  14. Place the lid on and let the gravy simmer for 7-10 minutes on low heat
  15. Add salt to taste and garam masala powder
  16. Turn up the heat and stir fry the curry till most of the liquid evaporates
  17. Once the liquid has evaporated, add 1 tbsp. butter and stir fry for a minute
  18. 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
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