Tuesday 18 February 2014

Soya Keema Matar ( Soya Nuggets / Meal Maker cooked with Green Peas)

A perfect vegetarian accompaniment for chapathi or roti; which is high in protein, low in calories and tasty too.


Soya Nuggets - 100 grams
Fresh or frozen green peas - ½ cup
Onion - 1 (big) 
Tomato - 1(big) 
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp 
Red chilli powder - 1 to 1 1/2 tsp 
Corriander powder- 2 tsp 
Garam masala powder - 1/2 to 1 tsp
Salt - to taste 
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (finely chopped) 

For Seasoning :
Oil or butter - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

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Pre - preparation :

Soak soya chunks in hot water for about 20 minutes or till it becomes soft.

Wash 2 to 3 times and squeeze the water completely.

Add the soya nuggets in mixer and mince or shred; keep aside.

Finely chop the onion and tomato. Keep aside.


Heat oil in a pan ; season it with cumin seeds.  

Add finely chopped onion; Saute till the colour changes after that add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder and corriander powder.

Fry in a medium flame for a minute (If you think it is sticking to the pan add little water) and add tomato with salt.

Saute till tomato becomes soft.  

Now add the peas; mix well and add ½ cup of water. allow to boi to 2 to 3 minutes.

add the minced soya chunks and garam masala powder. Add water to adjust consistency. (approximately 1 cup)

Close the pan with a lid and cook in a low flame for 10 minutes till the soya is cooked and oil separates.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any Indian flat breads (roti, chapathi...) or use as a filling for Sandwich.


If you are using dried peas, soak it overnight for nearly 7 to 8 hours and pressure cook the peas adding salt and water and add this to the gravy.

Adjust the water quantity and spice level according to your taste.


  1. Yummyyy keema matar its one of my fav :) and lovely soya chunks :) thanks for sharing Poornima

  2. Delicious soya kheema, looks so perfectly made love it

  3. What a wonderful curry to go with roti /chapathis ...

  4. Wonderful...going to try it..

  5. very very healthy and delicious curry :) so perfectly made !!

  6. Yummy Kheema mattar. Love this Kheema Mattar combination.


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