Friday, June 01, 2018

Soya Keema Vepudu (Vegetarian)


Soya granules - 1 rice cup 

-Soak these in kettle boiled water for 15 mins. Rinse well with water, n squeeze the water out n keep aside.

Tomato Paste - 1 tbsp

- keep this in measured jug n add kettle boiled water 3/4 cup, mix well n keep in microwave for 3 mins.

Oil - 3 tbsp

Whole masalas - (1/2 inch cinnamon, 2 cloves, 2 cardamom - pound these coarsely), 1 tsp poppy seeds, 2 bay leaf, bujju puvvu.
Cashews - handful (split)

Onions - 1 medium (chopped finely)
Green chillies - 2 (chopped finely)
Curry leaves - few sprigs (torn to pieces)
Mint leaves - handful (chopped)

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp (recipe down below)
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Kasuri methi - 2 tsp (everest brand)

Frozen Green Peas - 1 rice cup

Coriander leaves - handful chopped (opt)


Heat oil in a deep flat nonstick pan, once hot on medium heat add whole masalas n cashews, fry.

Add green chilli, mint leaves, onion n fry light golden color.

Add gg paste, mix well on low heat n add spice powders n kasuri methi fry for 3 mins.

Add Soya granules fry for 3 mins by adding salt to taste, then add microwaved tomato juice mix well n cook for 2 mins on medium heat.

Add Peas mix well, reduce heat to simm n cook for 10 mins. Keep mixing in between.  lastly add coriander leaves n cook for 5 mins more.

Serve with Plain Basmati rice or Jeera Rice n Yoghurt on side.

***Garam masala powder:

1 tbsp Cardamom
1 tsp Shah jeera
1 tsp Cloves
1 tsp Black peppercorns
1 inch Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder

- grind these with out roasting n keep in airtight container.


Great for filling inside puff pastry n as Samosa filling too, just remove Bayleaf before stuffing. Add washed Basmati rice n measured liquid n cook it as Pulav.

© 2018 by Rajani Rayudu


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Anonymous said...

Super! Iam really excited to read your blog about this recipe. Soya been is one of the favourite dish of my dad. My mom specially make it for my dad. My dad love spicy food. My mom add more curry powders like chilli powder, coriender powder, masala, to her dish to make it spicy.