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Vegetarian Keema With Peas

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This recipe is very similar to the keema and peas curry, but just that it is vegan. The use of soya granules gives it the texture of meat and taste very good. It is best served with rotis but it goes well with hot rice as well.
Ingredients
  Soy granules 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1 Small, chopped finely
  Tomato 1 Small, chopped finely
  Black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 2 Teaspoon
  Green chili 2 , slit lengthwise (to taste)
  Coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Soak the soya granules in water for 15 minutes. Drain and squeeze out the water. Set aside.

MAKING
2. In a pan, heat oil on medium heat. Put the onions and saute till it turns light brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Continue to saute till the raw smell disappears and it turns fragrant.
3. Season with red chilli powder, turmeric powder and black pepper. Stir well. Put in the tomatoes, sprinkle salt to taste and saute well. Reduce the heat to low and cook till the tomatoes turn soft.
4. Add the peas and pour 1/4 cup water. Stir well, cover and cook for around 10 minutes or till peas are cooked. Stir occasionally. Put in the soaked soya granules and continue to cook till all are combined and cooked.
5. Sprinkle garam masala and coriander leaves. Stir well to mix and cook till heated through. Turn off the heat.

SERVING
6. In a serving plate, serve the soy curry hot with rotis or with steaming hot rice and dal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Stir Fried
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Restriction: 
Vegan
Ingredient: 
Soy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
I have a cleaning bug in me. So every once in a while I have to spend a lot of time cleaning the kitchen cabinets and pantry. During one such cleaning spree, I came across a box of soy granules that has been lying around forgotten for quite sometime. So the very same day I had to make something with it, before it is placed back in the cabinets and forgotten...again... The easiest I thought would be a dry curry. Freezer had green peas and hence this recipe. I wanted to make it as simple as possible, but ended up adding the spices. It turned out very well..now I make it this way all the time. Here is what we will need and if you have time try sauteing the soy granules til it is dark brown. This step takes the dish to another level...

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