Soya Keema Karela

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Submitted: May 27, 2015
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Preparation Time: 10-15 mins
Cooking Time: 20-25 mins
Servings: 4 | 100 kcal

Soya keema karela…is a vegetarian main course dish using the soya granules or soya keema with bitter gourd. Soya granules is a healthy vegetarian substitute for mince meat. Enjoy this healthy dish with naans or any other Indian bread.

Required ingredients

  • 1 cup soya granules/soya keema
  • 2 no. bitter gourd/karela
  • 3 medium onion - finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes - pureed
  • 5-6 garlic falkes
  • 4-5 green chillies - chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 yogurt - beaten
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

Directions & How to

  • Cut the bitter gourd into half, remove the seeds and cut it into thin slices. Blanch them and keep aside.
  • Soak the soya granules in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Drain, rinse, sqeeze out extra water and keep aside.
  • Heat little oil in a pan, add half of cumin seeds, when they splutter add karela and fry it nicely on low flame till they are half cooked or for around 5-6 minutes.
  • Heat remaining oil in another pan. Add cumin seeds and chopped garlic, when garlic changes colour add the onions and saute it till they turn soft.
  • Mix ginger garlic paste, ¬†chopped chillies, all the spices expect garam masala powder and salt. Stir well and saute for 2-3 minutes. Now mix the soya granules and stir it well, cover it and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Mix in the tomato puree, stir nicely and cook it for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Now mix fried karela and stir well. Add beaten yogurt, stir once and saute it on low flame for 4-5 minutes.
  • Srpinkle garam masala powder, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot wth naan or roti.

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