Spicy Soya Mince

This spicy soya mince makes for a hearty and nutritious vegetarian meal. A lot of non-vegetarians think that soya is boring but this dish will surely make them change their minds. Try it once and be sure that this veggie soya mince will become a household favourite. I love this dish with warm rotis.

Preparation Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2
  • 1.5 olive oil
  • 2/3 cup soya mince
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • 2 tsp chicken masala
  • Salt to taste

  1. Soak the soya mince in ¼ cup milk and about 1-1.5 cups of hot water for about an hour.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and cloves and allow to sizzle.
  3. Stir in the sliced onions, chopped ginger and green chillies.
  4. Keep stirring gently till the onions start turning golden.
  5. Once the onions are done, add the tomatoes. Stir for a few minutes.
  6. In the meanwhile, drain the soya mince. Press the mince so that it loses all the water it has absorbed. 
  7. Add the soya mince to the onion tomato mix and continue stirring.
  8. Mix in all the spice powders and salt.
  9. Tilt your frozen peas in as well.
  10. Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes, stirring gently in between.
  11. Adjust salt and seasoning as per taste.
  12. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with chapatis.

Jovi's Notes
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