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Soya Keema Paratha or Vegetarian Keema Paratha

Vegetarian Keema Paratha is nothing but Soya Keema Paratha. Non-Vegetarians can get protein from numerous sources however the choice is limited for vegetarians. Protein is an important part of our diet, especially soy protein has crucial health benefits. 

Recent study (The Journal of Perinatal Education. 2003;12(3):42-45.) says soy products have special focus for women and children. It plays crucial role in various life stages of women. Apart from that, other benefits of soy products include improved diet and cardiovascular status, prevention of certain types of cancer, menopause, obesity prevention, etc. Soy protein is beneficial for vegetarian or vegans, infants with special conditions (lactase deficiency), preschool children. So what are you waiting for?? Include soy protein in your daily diet. Here is an easy recipe of soya keema paratha to include soy protein in your menu. 



What is the main ingredient used as Vegetarian Keema Paratha?
 Soya granules are used as the main ingredient of Vegetarian Keema Paratha. Soya granules are look alike mince meat and they are high in protein hence they are called as vegetarian keema.

 Why Soya granules are called as Vegetarian Keema?
 Soya granules are tiny particles of soya bean chunks and look alike minced meat in texture. They taste great like minced meat hence known as vegetarian keema. Soya granules are plant based and no animal protein is involved in this, hence mentioned as vegetarian keema.

Is soya granules good for health?
Soya granules are loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Most importantly it is plant based protein and people who does not consume animal protein, this is a great source of protein for them.

Can I prepare curry using soya granules?
 Yes you can use it for making curries and here is a recipe of soya keema curry.

Soya keema paratha is a good option for lunch box. As this is a stuffed paratha you do not need a side dish to have it. Just a dollop of pickle or curd is enough to finish these parathas.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Yields: 8 to 10 parathas

Soya Keema Paratha/Whole Wheat Soya Keema Paratha/ Stuffed Keema Paratha for Vegetarians 

Ingredients

For Dough

Whole Wheat Flour (Atta) - 21/2 to 3 cups

Ghee - 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste

For Stuffing


Soya Granules ( Chura) - 1 cup

Onion - 1/2 cup, chopped
Garlic - 2 teaspoon, chopped
Ginger Paste - 11/2 teaspoon
Cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Carom Seeds (Ajwain) - 1/2 teaspoon
Tomato - 1 tablespoon, chopped
Garam Masala Powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon

Refined Oil - 1/2 cup (use as required)
Salt to taste 

Procedure

Make a dough using whole wheat flour, ghee, salt and water (as required). Cover it with a damp cloth for 15 to 20 minutes. Now add soya granules in hot water and keep it for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain the water using a strainer and keep the granules aside. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin & carom seeds. Once they start crackling add onion and garlic. Once the onion becomes translucent add ginger paste and other dry spices. Mix well and add chopped tomatoes. Wait till tomatoes are cooked completely, if require add little water. Next goes soya granules (soaked) and cook them properly. When the stuffing becomes almost dry switch off the gas and allow it to cool. 




 Make big size balls from the dough and stuff each ball with prepared filling. Roll them like chapatis and fry them on skillet (both sides) with refined oil (or ghee).








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