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Soya Keema Matar | Vegetarian Keema Recipe | Instant Pot Recipes

Benefits of soya chunks are not hidden from anyone. We all know they are packed with nutrients and protein. Soya granules cooked in thick onion-tomato based gravy with few readily available spices make a flavorful and healthy dish. Green peas enhance the flavor of the Keema. You can add your choice of veggies too to add more health benefits. 😉  Soya Keema Matar is a wonderful and an absolutely delicious substitute of Chicken or Mutton Keema for vegetarians. This tastes great with paratha or chapati or spread it on a bread and enjoy. 🙂
Serves 4

  • 1 Cup Soya chunks
  • 1 Cup fresh or frozen green peas
  • 1 Cup onion, finely chopped
  • ½ Cup tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 Green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Black cardamoms
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tbsp red chili powder or as desired
  • ½ Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp garam masala
  • Salt as required
  • 1 Tbsp ghee (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp mustard oil

Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Soya Keema Matar | Vegetarian Keema Recipe | Instant Pot Recipes
Step 1- Soak the soya chunks in warm water with ½tsp of salt for 30-40mins. Drain and squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks. Transfer them to a mixer jar and pulse for 2-3mins to get minced soya chunks

Step 2- Turn on the IP to saute mode and heat mustard oil in it. Sauté bay leaf, cinnamon stick, black cardamoms, cloves, and cumin seeds. When they start to splutter add chopped onions, green chilies, and ginger-garlic paste. Fry until the raw smell of ginger-garlic paste goes away

Step 3- Fry until the onion turns translucent and then add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy

Step 4- Add coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala to the IP and mix everything, fry for 2mins. The oil will start leaving from the sides, then add the minced soya chunks and green peas

Step 5- Add the required salt and 1tbsp of ghee, 1/3 cup water and give it a nice mix. Close the lid of the IP and pressure cook for 2mins with the valve on the seal side

Step 6- Once done let the pressure release naturally for 4mins and then quick release the pressure. Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with coriander leaves

Serve warm with paratha, chapati or wheat bread and some onion rings on the side. 🙂



8 responses to “Soya Keema Matar | Vegetarian Keema Recipe | Instant Pot Recipes”

  1. mistimaan Avatar

    Nice recipe

    Liked by 1 person

  2. aplateofhappiness Avatar

    Looks tempting 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Padma Avatar

    Did you not add any water? I wonder if it would burn without water.


    1. Jyoti Rao Avatar

      Hey thanks for letting me know, correction done. I did added 1/3 cup of water.


  4. Andrew Fetterly Avatar

    Yummy and healthy recipe.. Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jyoti Rao Avatar

      I am glad you liked it. Thank you😊


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