Dhaba Style Soya Keema Masala
Servings: 4 people
Aromatic spices, succulent soya keema, and fresh peas. The protein-rich Dhaba Style Soya Keema Masala is packed with flavors and is just as easy to make at home.
- 1 1/2 cups soya granules
- 1/2 cup boiled green peas
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 medium onions finely chopped
- 1-2 chopped green chillies
- 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 medium tomatoes pureed
- 2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
- 1 tbsp cumin powder (jeera)
- 1 tbsp coriander powder (dhania)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
- Coarsely ground garam masala (see below)
- 2 tbsp chopped green coriander leaves
- 2 tsp crushed kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
- Juice of one lemon
Coarsely ground garam masala
- 6 cloves
- 10 peppercorns
- 1" piece of cinnamon
- 1 black cardamom
- 5 green cardamoms
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 star anise
- 1 piece of mace
- Boil water in a saucepan. Add a tsp of salt. Add the granules and boil for 5 minutes until soft. Wash well under running water. Squeeze out the excess water.
- Heat oil and butter in a pan. Once the butter melts, add in the finely chopped onions and green chillies and saute until translucent.
- Next, add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the onions are lightly browned.
- Add in the freshly pureed tomatoes and saute.
- Now add the dry masalas – salt, Kashmiri red chilli powder, cumin powder (jeera), coriander powder (dhania), turmeric powder, and coarsely ground garam masala. Saute for a few minutes until the oil starts appearing on the sides.
- Now add in the peas and saute.
- Add the soya granules and cook until the liquid dries up a bit.
- Add a bit of water, cover with a lid and cook until the soy granules and peas are done. Add some water and adjust the gravy as per your taste.
- Finally, add chopped green coriander leaves and crushed kasoori methi. Mix well.
- Turn off the heat. Add lemon juice and mix well.
- The Dhaba Style Soya Keema Masala is ready to serve. Garnish with onion slices, ginger juliennes, and lemon wedges. Serve hot with parathas or pav.
- If you do not have soya granules available, boil the soya chunks and coarsely grind them.
- You can add Maggi super seasoning for extra flavor.
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