Sanoli's Kitchen: VEGETARIAN KEEMA MATAR (SOYA GRANULES WITH GREEN PEA)

Monday, January 27, 2014

VEGETARIAN KEEMA MATAR (SOYA GRANULES WITH GREEN PEA)

Soya granules is an excellent replacement of meat-based proteins. Here's is a simple Indian type curry of soya and matar (green peas). It can be stuffed within parathas, tikkis, a super flavorful dish where soya and peas sauteed in a thick mixture of stimulating flavors.


INGREDIENTS:

1 Cup Soya Granules
¾ Cup Green Peas
1/2 Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
¾ Cup Chopped Tomatoes
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
1 tsp Green Chili Paste
¾ Cup Chopped Onion
2 tsp Garlic Paste
2 tsp Ginger Paste
1/3 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1&1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves (kasuri methi)
1 Bay Leaf
1 tbsp + 3 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Clarified Butter / Ghee

Handful of Coriander Leaves / Cilantro (finely chopped)

METHOD:

Heat 3 cups water in a pan, add soya granules in it. Boil for 4 minutes or till it puffs up.  Let it be in warm water for another 5 minutes. Drain and wash with cold water. Squeeze out the excess water from granules and set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok or frying pan. Add soya granules in it. Saute till granules turn in golden, remove from wok or pan now and keep it aside.
On the same wok, heat 3 tbsp oil. Add Bay leaf and onion in it. Sauté onion till it turns into golden brown.  Add ginger and garlic paste in it, sauté for another 3 minutes. Add peas and sauté for another 2 minutes.
Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt in it. Stir for a minute. Mix chopped tomato and green bell pepper in it and sauté for 4-5 minutes, until tomato turns soft, mushy and leaves oil from the side of the wok or pan.
Add soya granules and fold very nicely. Pour 1 cup warm water, mix well. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes on medium heat. Open lid and add dried fenugreek leaves, coriander leaves, garam masala powder and clarified butter in it. Give a nice stir and turn off the heat now.

Vegetarian keema matar is now ready. Serve warm with hot rotis, parathas or naans………It is always very healthy and delightful.

16 comments:

  1. its on to do list for so long, love with little gravy in it. will be making it soon.

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  2. Kheema matar must be delicious. Have to try Sanoli this dish. thanks for the Recipe.

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  3. Perfect with rotis,super yum curry

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  4. Soya granules curry looks delicious Sanoli love it.

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  5. Nutritious and delicious side dish, excellent preparation...perfect with rotis!

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  6. if i use soya nuggets do i need to grind it first or soak it and grind

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    1. Thanks for dropping by my space. Yes, you may use soya nuggets too. First of all soak it in and then coarsely pound it in your food processor, be causious, don't make it a paste. Othewise, boiled soya nuggets can be chopped finely too, but little tricky.

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  7. Lip smacking gravy.. Ll try this soon :)

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  8. i've made this once ad loved it... looks so good dear...

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  9. One fingerlicking keema looks very tempting...

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  10. It looks absolutely fabulous!

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