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Soya Keema Pav – Dhaba Style Recipe

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 30m
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Recipe for dhaba style Soya Keema Pav made with soya granules. Recipe with step by step pictures and video.



Main Ingredients

2 cups soya granules
2 tablespoon peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 cups onions finely chopped
1 tablespoon grated garlic
3/4 tablespoon grated ginger
2 green chillies finely chopped
2 cups tomatoes, finely chopped
1.5 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup green peas
1 cup water
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon lime juice
2 tablespoon coriander leaves

Pav Prep

1 loaf pav bread
Unsalted butter to taste
turmeric powder to taste
red chilli powder to taste
coriander leaves to taste
Green chillies to taste


Making the keema

Soak the soya granules in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain the water and wash the soya in cold water for 2-3 times. Set aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add in the cumin seeds. Add in the finely chopped onions. Sauté till the onions are slightly brown. Add in the grated garlic, ginger and chopped green chillies. Sauté for a minute. Add in the tomatoes and salt. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until the tomatoes are mushy. Add in the spice powders and cook for a minute. Add in the capsicum and the green peas.

Add in the drained keema. Add in a cup of water and mix well to combine. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for roughly 10-12 minutes till the mixture is thick. Finally, add in little butter for flavour. Add half a teaspoon of sugar to balance the taste. Finish with a generous sprinkling of coriander leaves and lime juice.

Toasting the bread

Heat little (about a teaspoon) unsalted butter in a griddle. Sprinkle turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander leaves. Throw in some green chillies to toast in butter. Add in the pav / bread and toast well on both sides. Add more butter if necessary. Repeat with the remaining bread.

Serve the keema with toasted pav, onions and some lime wedges. Add in the fried green chillies too! Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m

Keywords: soya keema pav