Spicy Soya Keema Masala Recipe

Keema is a South Asian meat dish that literally means minced meat in Turkish. Keema can be made with any meat but usually Keema is associated with mutton mince. Vegetarians Keemas usually involve peas or cauliflower. Most Keemas are minced meats that are mixed with aromatic spices that are either eaten by itself or added to rice or stuffed in breads.  Soy Chunks (Nuggets), Onion, Tomatoes, Green Chillies, Bay leaf (tej patta), Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi), Cloves (Laung), Whole Black Peppercorns, Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Ginger Garlic Paste, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Coriander Powder (Dhania), Red Chilli powder, Garam masala powder, Lemon juice, Salt, Oil   2 Cups Soy Chunks (Nuggets) 1 Onion , chopped 2 Tomatoes , pureed 3 Green Chillies , chopped 1 Bay leaf (tej patta) 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi) 2 Cloves (Laung) 5 Whole Black Peppercorns 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1-1/2 Tablespoon Garam masala powder 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice Salt , to taste Oil , as required     15   25     To begin making the Soya Keema Masala Recipe, boil some water and soak the Soya Chunks into the hot water for 15 to 20 minutes.Once the chunks have fully absorbed the water, take them out and squeeze them to drain extra water. Mince all the soya chunks using a grinder but be careful not to over grind the chunks.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and once the oil is ready, add cumin seeds into the pan. Once the seeds start to sputter, add bay leaf, black cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon and saute it for 2 minutes.Now add the finely chopped onions into the pan and cook it for 5-7 minutes or till the time they are golden pink in colour. Next step is to add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and give it a good stir. Next add the ginger garlic paste, chopped green chili and let this mixture cook for 5 minutes or till the time oil gets separated from the spices. Next, add the tomato puree into the pan and cook on slow heat for about 5 minutes.Add minced soya, salt and garam masala powder, lime juice into the pan and give it a good stir. Cook it for 5 minutes and make sure that soya is not sticking to the bottom.Add 1/2 cup water, cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes on low heat. After 5 minutes, check if the raw taste of soya has gone, if it is still there add little bit more water and cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot with some chapati or naan.Serve Soya Keema Masala Recipe along with Whole Wheat Laccha Paratha and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita for a weekday meal.