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Kheema is an all time favourite at home, be it kheema pav, kheema cutlets or even parathas. I have tried similar dishes with the vegetarian option for kheema, using soya granules. Today’s recipe is Soya granules parathas and it was a great hit at home!

This is what you’ll need

Whole wheat flour: 2 cups

Soya granules: 3/4 cup

Onion: 1/2 (finely chopped)

Ginger: 1/4″ piece (grated)

Garlic: 3 cloves (finely chopped)

Green chillies: 4 (finely chopped)

Turmeric powder: 1/2tsp

Cumin powder: 1/2tsp

Garam masala powder: 1tsp

Ajwain (carom seeds): 1/4tsp

Badishep (fennel seeds): 1/2tsp (optional)

Coriander leaves: 2tbsp (finely chopped)

Salt to taste

Oil to roast parathas

Let’s get cooking

1. Knead the dough adding a little salt, cover and keep aside.

2.  Wash and drain the soya granules well.

3. To prepare the filling, add half a cup of water to the soya granules and boil the mixture for two to 3 minutes. Keep aside.

4. In another pan, heat oil and add the onions. Saute until transparent and then add the ginger, garlic and green chillies. Fry for another minute.

5. Now mix in the dry powders i.e. turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala and also the ajwain and badishep.

6. Next add the soya granules along with salt and the coriander leaves. Mix well and cook till the mixture is dry. Keep this filling aside.

7. To make the parathas, roll out a small portion of the dough to around 1.5 to 2cms diameter. Place 2 to 3tsp of the filling in the centre, fold and flatten. Roll out into parathas.

8. Heat a tawa and fry the prepared parathas on a how tawa, using oil. Cook until evenly brown on both sides.

9. Serve hot with yoghurt.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Dietician’s Note

Soya granules are high in protein and can be used as a healthy and economical meat substitute.

Low in fat. Low in sodium. May reduce the risk of heart disease and hence easy and health food for diabetics and heart patients.

They are also rich in vitamins, minerals, isoflavones and lecithin, nutrients which have been found to help lower cholesterol, prevent cancer and loss of bone mass.


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