Friday, July 6, 2012

Keema Matar (Vegetarian)

This dish is made with minced meat and peas originally but to make a vegetarian version I substituted minced meat with Soya Granule… It came out really gud and was very easy to make… had it with homemade curd and thin chapatis….. mmmmmm tasted so guuudddd…. and vikas has asked me to  make stuff parantha with the little bit which is left…

This quantity will serve 2 ppl…



Soya Granules: 1/2 Cup
Water: 1/2  Cup
Milk: 1/2 Cup
Boiled/Frozen Peas: 1/2 Cup
Chopped Onions: 1 1/2 Medium
Chopped Tomato: 2 Medium
Chopped Garlic: 4-5 Cloves
Oil: 2-3 Tbsp
Red Chilly Powder: to taste
Salt: to taste
Garam Masala Powder: 1/2 Tsp
Dry mango powder (amchur): 1/2 Tsp


  • Mix water and milk in a bowl and soak soya granules in it for 10 – 15 mins.


  • Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and cook till golden brown.


  • Add garlic and fry for 1/2 min.
  • Then add garam masala and red chilly powder and again fry for 1/2 min.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and cook for 4-5 mins on low flame.


  • When the tomatoes are done add soya granules.


  • Cook till the water and milk is completely evaporated… continue cooking for 2-3 mins after that so that granules are fried nicely.
  • Then add peas, salt and amchur powder mix well and cook for another 2-3 mins.
  • Serve hot… with chapati…



  1. delicious flavours looks wonderful

  2. Replies
    1. Love u and ur recipes neetu ... Agreena

  3. Why milk? Is there a taste difference when we soak in milk instead of water?

    1. Yup... milk makes it little more rich n creamier than water...

  4. Hello.
    My first time here. Visiting from the group Share Your Topics.

    This looks delicious. Nice instructions and presentation. Thanks for sharing.

    Come join Blog Hop Saturday! over at my blog. Linky will stay open until 11:59pm Eastern (New York) time. Hope you can make it!

  5. Love the vegetarian version of kheema ...delicious
    Do drop a visit to my blog as well

  6. :) how can keema be veg he he he but i loved the recipe will try it for sure :)
    came over for blog hop saturday from andy sir's blog..


  7. Wow.. Sounds awesome.....loved it.
    First time here and very happy to follow you.. :)

    - Sarika

  8. I don't cook much, but my husband loves to. I'll pass this onto him. This sounds delish.

  9. Looks delicious! I really love how you presented the recipe to us. Very easy to follow. Stopping by via the hop on Andy's blog