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