Soya Kheema

Hey guys! The recipe I am posting today is made using Soya chunks, you can substitute soya chunks with granules also and in that case you need not grind the soya. Soya is full of proteins and many people do not like the taste of soya but try out this kheema recipe with pav/bread and you will love it. Lets get cooking….


Soya chunks – 1 cup

Onions (finely chopped) – 3 medium

Tomatoes (finely chopped) – 3 medium

Ginger paste – 1 tbsp

Garlic paste – 2 tbsp

Green chilies (finely chopped) – 3 chilies

Oil – 2 tbsp

Jeera/Cumin seeds – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder/Haldi powder – 1 tsp

Kashmiri red chilly powder – 1 tbsp

Cumin-Coriander powder/Dhania-Jeera powder – 1 tbsp

Garam Masala powder – 2 tsp

Anardana powder – 1 tsp

Lemon juice – 1 lemon

Kasturi methi – 1 tsp

Tomato ketchup – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1/2 tsp

Asafotida/hing – 1/4 tsp

Capsicum (finely chopped) – 1 medium

Water to boil the soya chunks

Water – 1 and 1/2 cups

Salt as per taste

Coriander leaves (finely chopped) – 1/4 cup


1. In a pan/bowl heat the water. Once it comes to boil add the soya chunks in it and let it boil for a minute. After a minute switch off the gas and cover the pan. Let the soya chunks cook for 10 minutes. After ten minutes drain the water and let the chunks cool down. Once they have cooled down grind it in a grinder roughly without using water.

2. In a kadhai/pan/wok take the oil and let it become warm to this add the hing and cumin seeds and let them crackle. Now add the green chilies and saute for a few seconds.

3. Now add the onions and saute till they turn little brown. To this add the ginger and garlic paste and saute. Now add the tomatoes and capsicum and saute for few seconds.

4. To this add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, dhania-jeera powder and mash and mix it all together. Let it cook till the mixture leaves oil.

5. Once the mixture leaves oil add the grind soya and mix it all well. To this add the salt, anardana powder, sugar, tomato ketchup and water and mix it all well. Finally add the garam masala, kasturi methi and lemon juice and cover and cook on low flame for five minutes.

6. Switch off the gas after 5 minutes and add the coriander leaves. Serve hot garnished with onions and pav/breads.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla and powered by Deyga.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. ghazala786 says:

    Nice recipe 🙂
    I have tried soya bhurji & soya stuffed paratha , that also tastes good , do try.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot.. I have made soya paratha and posted the recipe for the se on the website. I love the paratha more.😀😀


  2. Wow looks as yum as the actual non veg kheema!


  3. Madhu Bindra says:

    This looks really delicious. You are absolutely right, it tastes so good with bread. I don’t add capsicums or anardana to the soya keema. I will try your version of the recipe next time. Thank you for sharing it.


  4. What a nice recipe. I’m getting bored having soya curry every time. Will try this recipe for sure.


  5. memoryflies says:

    It sounds tempting. I like soya, but family member dont like it at all. Will try this kheema recipee.


  6. rgvdudeja says:

    Soya has been a life saver in some special days when I am not allowed to go all non vegetarian. Never knew about this variant. Would definitely give it a shot.


  7. Mayuri6 says:

    Finally, I can read a wonderful food post by you and say, I have made this! And in the same way. It tastes great! As always, love your plating and pictures.


  8. Soya is a good source of protein and this dish looks super delicious. I am definitely going to try out with your recipe…


  9. aditi says:

    I make soya chunks and soya granules in a similar way. Admit that I miss some ingredients sometimes and that makes all the difference;)


  10. Ritu says:

    Looks really tempting. Love the idea of having it with pav, much like keema pav. I enjoy having it in Shepherd’s Pie too. Will definitely try out your recipe.


  11. Vasumathi says:

    Iam one of those who doesn’t like soya cause I feel it taste very non-veggie. Whenever I make it is only because of obligation coz of the health benefits. I also try to make it with different kinds of masalas and veggies. But your recipe sounds yummy – will definitely try it.


  12. Satabdi says:

    I don’t like the taste of soya at all but I’m willing to try this one after seeing the mouth-watering photos!


  13. Loved your post! Soya is a much healthier option compared to meat. I will surely try this soon. Thank you for posting this simple and yummy recipe.


  14. pamela says:

    Soya is my favourite food item and this recipe looks so yumm. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.


  15. Mehul Kaku says:

    Looks yummy as always!


  16. Abha Mondal says:

    I made soya kabab last weekend. I will try keema recipe. Looks delicious.


  17. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Looks like a great recipe, Shail. Very well presented and clicked as well. Somehow I have never liked soya. I don’t like the smell. How do you cook it without the smell? I would really like to know.


  18. Aurora M says:

    One more recipe for soya fan like me. I have made soya tikki which came out well. Will try this too


  19. Pooja Jha says:

    Looks like a delicious dish, I am aleady tempted to try it, I would just give it a try.


  20. Soya is one of the few dishes I haven’t experimented yet. Will try this out.


  21. Bhawna Shah says:

    This is a kind of jhat pat recipe. I usually make this but yes, I need to add more ingredients to make it more delicious.


  22. We love eating mutton keema at home but are not big fans of soya. Your recipe is really interesting though!


  23. Rekha says:

    Wow looks tempting n very healthy…👌👌😋😋


    1. shail says:

      Thank you mami..😘


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