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Vegetarian Kheema Masala Recipe (With Soya Granules)

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Kheema Masala With Soya Granules

Kheema Masala With Soya Granules

This vegetarian kheema masala dish is made with soya granules instead of meat. Simple to make and very flavorful, the dish also contains peas and aromatic spices.

This curry pairs best with naan, although you can also serve it with roti, paratha, or even rice. It is a very healthy dish with all the goodness and health benefits of soybeans. For non-meat eaters, it is a high-protein vegetarian option for a main course.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

50 min

1 hour

Serves 3 to 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 1/2 cups soya granules
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh green peas
  • 1 onion, medium sized, pureed
  • 2 tomatoes, medium sized, pureed
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons hara dhania (cilantro), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon sendha namak (rock salt or table salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, or 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon meat masala (optional)
  • 1 liter water, for boiling the soya granules
  • 400 milliliters water, for the gravy

Instructions

  1. Boil the soya granules. Pour 1 liter of water in a wok. Keep the heat on high and let the water come to a rolling boil. Add the soya granules.
  2. On medium heat, boil for 5 minutes, until the soya granules are soft. Remove from heat and strain. Wash well under running water until they are nice and clean and devoid of smell. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the masala now. Add the clarified butter to a pan. Keep the heat on medium and let it melt.
  4. Add onion puree to pan. Saute until they turn light pink, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the ginger garlic paste and chopped green chili. Saute until the mixture turns medium brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato puree to the pan and cook until the masala leaves oil, about 2 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to low and add in all the spices: coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, salt, and meat masala. You can skip the meat masala if you wish. Cook for half a minute and keep stirring.
  8. Add the boiled soya granules and green peas. Stir and continue cooking until the granules turn brown, about 7 to 10 minutes. Raise or lower the heat as needed.
  9. Raise heat to high and add 400 milliliters water as well 2 tablespoons cilantro. Mix well. You may add more or less water depending on the consistency of the gravy you like. Let the water come to a boil.
  10. Cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
  11. Plate the dish, garnish with the remaining cilantro, and serve with naan, roti, or paratha.

Veg Kheema Masala Recipe (Soya Granules Recipe)

© 2018 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 01, 2018:

Thank you so much, Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 01, 2018:

I have never cooked with soy granules but would be tempted to try it with this recipe. Your flavorings sound great! Thanks.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 30, 2018:

Thank you for your input Rinita.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 30, 2018:

I hope you try it. Thank you Dora.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 30, 2018:

Good. Thanks manatita.

manatita44 from london on September 26, 2018:

Awesome! Right up my street! Being vegetarian and all. Thank you so much!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 25, 2018:

The soy granules are available in our health food store. The dish looks tempting. I intend to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

Rinita Sen on September 25, 2018:

I remember when we were kids, mom used to trick us by adding soy granules in other curries because we never liked soy. Your recipe sounds great. Soy can be controversial but is of course a great protein source for vegetarians.