Saturday, August 10, 2013

Soya Kheema Muttur Curry

I'm a vegetarian who loves eggs & dairy. So I like to call myself as a Ovo-lacto vegetarian (as defined by wiki). Now there are days when I jumped to being a vegan & tried very hard to maintain it too. Very soon I learnt that I could never do that so left it to woods. Life was easy being a vegetarian because we do have lots of supplements for meat products & also creates a perception that we are eating healthy.
Coming to the recipe I made a kheema mutter curry-replacing meat with soya chunks. It tasted awe some & was a good combo for roti.

1 Cup dry soya chunks/ meal maker
1 Cup green peas
1 Tbs Ginger garlic paste
1 Medium onion chopped
2 Medium ripe tomatoes chopped (Replacement for lemon juice)
1 Tbs cumin coriander powder
1 Tbs red chili powder (Adjust acc.)
3 Tbs sesame oil
1 Tsp garam masala powder
3 Tbs fresh coriander leaves

Heat a big pot of water. Bring water to boil. To that add soya chunks & cook them for 5mins. Switch off heat & be careful while handling it. Filter the soya chunks & let them cool for some time. Now cut them in to small pieces which just looks like a mince of meat or a little larger than that is also fine.. Now the soya kheema is ready
Heat a wide pan with oil. To that add onions & fry them till they are light brown. Add ginger garlic paste & tomatoes to pan. Stir fry them & add then add soya kheema, peas, garam masala, salt, coriander leaves, cumin coriander & red chili powder. Sautee them for few seconds & to that add coconut cream along with ½ cup of water. Cook on low heat with closed lid for 10mins.
Mix well the ingredients & check if the peas are done. Cook on a low heat with lid open for 5mins & switch off heat.

Serve it warm & it's just yum. 
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  1. Must say that bowl looks more non veg ..:)...good side dish!

  2. lovely recipe and now am turned to that category sis

  3. Perfectly made..this is one of the recipe that was on my mind too..for this theme....but I just cant eat gave up..I like the addition of coconut cream..will add to the curry the next time I family is a big fan of soya.

  4. I love this combo. Looks absolutely inviting...

  5. looks so wonderful.... yummy yummy

  6. Delicious recipe, looks so yummy.

  7. soya makes for a scrumptiously healthy keema as it is plant protien, this yummy curry will go so well with rotis :-)

  8. Curry looks fantastic and looks tooo delicious as exactly like meat curry...Pleasing colour.

  9. I'm not vegetarian but I do like soya, although I am far less of a fan of seitan (the other meat alternative) this looks so inviting!

  10. wow very healthy combo for curry and looks so yumm dear :)

  11. Such a yummy looking curry.. Healthy & delicious.

  12. lovely curry. very healthy one too with soy chunks.

  13. The picture made me touch the laptop screen. Stunning curry.

  14. Definitely looks like a meat based curry :) which means you did the theme full justice!