How to make Soya Kheema Matar -

Soya granules cooked with green peas and spices is simply delicious.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Soya granuals, Green peas (हरे मटर)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Palak Mudda Bhaji Quick Pressure Cooked Vegetables Mushroom Soya Yakhni Laal Saag Curry

Soya Kheema Matar

Soya Kheema Matar Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Soya Kheema Matar Recipe

  • Soya granuals 1 cup

  • Green peas shelled 1 cup

  • Skimmed milk 1 1/2 cups

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Garlic finely chopped 8 cloves

  • Ginger grated 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Soak the soya granules in milk for an hour. Heat a non-stick pan and add chopped onions. Roast till lightly browned. Add garlic and roast for a minute.

Step 2

Add grated ginger, green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder and two tablespoons of water. Stir and cook for two minutes.

Step 3

Add green peas and one-fourth cup of water and mix well. Cover and cook till peas are nearly done. Add soya granules along with the milk and cook till almost dry.

Step 4

Add chopped coriander leaves, salt, garam masala powder and lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot.

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