Mom’s speciality vegetarian style…

When Jyoti announced her Mother Day Special Event, My immediate reaction was – I can send all of my posts to this event. My whole blog is dedicated to single person who is not only my inspiration to cook but also to eat.

My Mom is a working woman but still she prepares (even now) Heavy Breakfast; All chapattis + chutney + koshimbir + sabzi for our lunch box and for dinner chapatis + rice + dal + chutney +koshimbir + sabzi. If this is not enough as soon as she used to return from work my first question used to be – “Momma khayla kay ?? ”; Entered fast track evening snacks for us. Thanks to her my tummy grumbles even now as soon as Clock turns 5.00 p.m. Unbelievable naah …. I’m Superwoman's Daughter!!

There was not a single occasion when Mom asked me to enter kitchen with a pretext of learning cooking, so I’ve learned her recipes mostly from Phone when I started staying away. Yeah I’m a Pampered Child that way, and I’m quite proud of it!!

With a gun point on my forehead if I’ve to select a single recipe of my Mom – that has to be Kheema – yeah she does prepare world’s Best Kheema.. infact she is quite famous among my relatives as Khema Specialist ;) IMG_3706

Now married to a Pure Vegetarian created this conflict that I can’t try my Moms specialty; but we do have solution to all -- I tried the same version with Soya Kheema – Trust me Guys – this is the exact Replica of my favourite dish.

P.S : For non-vegetarians the Minced Soya chunks can be easily replaced by Minced Meat.


Vegetarian Soya Chunk Kheema

IMG_3702You Need:

  • Soya Chunks: About 20
  • Green Chillies: 3-4 medium
  • Garlic: 3-4 cloves
  • Ginger: 1/2 inch 
  • Onion: 2 medium – finely minced
  • Tomato: 1- finely minced
  • Turmeric Powder: 1tsp
  • Malvani Masala \ Garam Masala: 1tbsp
  • Bay Leaf: 2
  • Cardamom: 1
  • Coconut: About 3-5 tbsp (preferable dry coconut) – grated
  • Cinnamon stick: 1/2 inch
  • Black Pepper corns: 7-8
  • Cloves: 2
  • Coriander Seeds: 4-5 tbsp
  • Poppy Seeds: 2-3 tbsp
  • Tamarind Paste: 2-3 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves: for garnishing
  • Lemon Juice
  • Oil for tempering
  • Salt to taste

You Do:

  1. Add soya Chunks to sufficient boiling water and let it boil for about four minutes, then let it cool.
  2. Grind the RED ingredients.
  3. Mince the Soya chunks through food processor or hand grinder. Mix the above grinded stuff along with some salt and soya kheema.
  4. Pressure cook this mix for 2 whistles and then let it cool.
  5. Till this time Roast the BLUE ingredients (except tamarind paste).Grind the roasted ingredients to rough powder.
  6. Add the tamarind paste to this and make a smooth paste – Vatan.
  7. Heat Oil in Kadai; Add Bay leaf and cardamom let it splutter then add the minced onion, sauté till it caramelizes.
  8. Add tomatoes and sauté till oil separates distinctly. IMG_3703
  9. Add pressure cooked soya kheema mix along with vatan – the grinded paste to this.
  10. Follow this with salt as required + Malvani Masala + turmeric powder.
  11. Cover and let it cook till kheema is soft and done.IMG_3705

Done ! Garnish with Coriander Leaves and use lemon juice before serving. This goes off well with Paav or even Rice and Solkadi.

I loved this cos it gave the same taste as the original one while The Foodie relished the spicy vegetarian mince; which he found quite different from usual special Sunday Lunches :D

Happy Mothers Day .. Momma … Love you !!! Muuah !!


My favourite also goes to one more Mother’s Day special Event - Shabitha's Celebrating Mom.. and also to PJ’s Think Spice – think Tamarind originally started by Sunita.


  1. Happy Mother's Day Kanchan, vegetarian kheema looks delicious and one of my fav..just love it with rotis..

  2. The vegetarian kheema looks delicious, kanchan.But, i think I will try this with non-veg kheema like your mom. The pics are tempting me to try this. Happy Mother's day :)

  3. don't you also think all our moms were superwomen! i would be so happy even if i had half of my mom's energy at half her age :) vegetarian kheema looks delicious.. love the soya addition.

  4. Happy Mother's Day Dear....the dish looks superb...really all mom's are so special and their cooking are just awesome...

  5. Loving your blog Kanchan :) Following it and happy mother's Day

  6. Yummy Kheema recipe dear..That to veg..amazing!

    Thank your for sending to my event.
    Happy Mother's Day

  7. Looks tooooo good with awesome clicks kanchan... wonderful sidedish.. I love soya chunks .. this is wonderful idea ,I am bookmarking it.

  8. Beautiful clicks kanchan, kheema looks too good,loved your version..

  9. Soy chunk kheema is a very new idea to me,looks and sounds delicious,nice click!

  10. @Priya,
    Same to u ! Thanks .. you can prepare this the non-veg style too :D

    Yups do try with meat… its beyond delicious !!

    Totally agree with you; Even today I’ve this chapativali female and yet if she marofies a Dandi I crib like anything to prepare hardly five chapatis !
    So opposite of my Mom :(

    Same to you !

    Hello .. nice to see you here ! thanks dear… you will always find me around @ your space :D

    Thanks for hosting … loved your innovative idea of this event.

    Thanks dear.. let me know if you like it.

    Thanks !!

    I guess Soya is the best replacement to prepare any non-veg dish with veg version, it always gives the best result !

  11. Mom's food are the the vegetarian keema. looks lovely and so tempting.
    Happy Mother's day to you!

  12. Wow!!!
    Vegetarian Keema sounds interesting and new to me..
    Looks very tempting dear :-)

  13. Happy Mothers Day.
    Keema looks delicious, spicy and tempting.

  14. Mom's are the best!!!! Vegetarian keema looks delicious:)

  15. Lovely....soya keema sounds so gr8...and looks delicious

  16. Happy Mother's day was nice reading about your mother :)..vegetarian kheema looks go good...I have bookmarked this :)

  17. Thanks for Maushi's oh-so-famous recipe darling, but a VEG kheema.. just doesnt cut it! :(
    Mutton want. Me like. Me want.

    PS: Word verification sucks. Take it off.

  18. @sayantani,
    Thanks !

    You can also try the non veg version, tastes awesome.

    Thanks ya .. I could have gone on n on on my Mom .. stopped for few paras :D

    Trust me .. it tasted Unbelievably Same !! hmm planning to change the work verification soon ..

  19. i was looking for soya chunks recipes few weeks ago. Now I will try this one. Looks delicious.

    Mom's recipes are the best.

  20. having huge loads of soya in my pantry got to do now ...
    urs looks tempting kanchan
    belated wihes for happy mothers day to u ...

  21. Veg Kheema looks great Kanchan....that too soy chunks make it a lot healthier.

    Looks yummy with fluffy bread.

  22. kanchan, I have never been a fan of soy or meal maker..but this pic somehow makes me want to taste it

  23. This looks like the real deal, or in fact, even better!

  24. @Mints,
    Thanks, they blend quite well with all the spices.

    Same to you. Seeing you first time around; hope to see you often ;)

    You can easily replace the soya with meat- it tastes totally yummy !

    Hmm to be frank I had never heard of them till last year, started using them recently – turning quite fan of it.

    Yeah ! we can easily fool anyone here :)

  25. Hy Kanchan,

    first time here...loved your space and the healthy collection of recipes. Glad to follow u.

    The kheema sounds delicious n yummy. Def gonna try this. You are most welcome to my space.

  26. Happy mother's day...thats really sweet.

    Lovely recipe, looks very interesting, a must try one.

  27. Hi Kanchi, thanks for posting the vegan version, suits me fine. I have bookmarked and will try it with pav, the pics making me hungry.

  28. Can u mail me or post the recipe of malvani masala, I know it's too good.

  29. i substituted white canned beans for soya, and the outcome was delicious :) thks

  30. @Jay,
    Thanks for dropping by dear ... hope to see you often around.

    Same to u .. Thanks !

    Yups .. do try this version ! you will love it .. by the way just mailed you .. about Malavani Masala … hope that helps you.

    Hey dear … you made my day ! Good you loved it !

  31. Hi Kanchan,

    FIrst time on your site and I came hopping through Nupur`s page...Whats the Malvani Masala? Can i use regular garam masala instead???
    Great clicks and yes you are lucky that you were pampered when you were small!!!


  32. Hi Kanchan,

    Am here again and I tried your sunzi today and it was good. I shall be posting it on my blogsite soon. Shall let you know. Thanks!!!


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  34. hi Kanchan,

    Posted the subzi and tagged you too...thanks a ton!!!


  35. Hi,

    Lovely recipe. I am going to try this for sure.

    Kindly take a look at my space when you get a chance.


  36. kanchan we do not get khuskhus in Kuwait its banned and I want to make this kheema khuskhus vital ingredient ahe ka? ani plz mala malvani masala chi recipe mail kar na on


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