Soya Kheema & Cashew Nut Balls/ Soya Keema

Priya Suresh
Priya Suresh|
Last updated on Jan 12th
Soya Kheema or Soya Keema is an excellent appetizer, made up of vegetarian soya nuggets balls and tastes delightful when served with sweet chilly sauce or ketchup.
  • Prep Time0Minutes
  • Cooking Time30Minutes
  • Serves4people

Recipe Ingredients

  • 20 Soya nuggets (cooked)
  • 1 tablespoon - Fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon - Poppy seeds
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 15 Cashew nuts
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon - Ginger
  • 1/2 cup - Roasted gram powder (pottukadalai powder)
  • 1 Onion (chopped finely)
  • Few mint leaves
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

Recipe Preparation

  1. Take a pan and heat a few drops of oil, saute the chopped onions until they turn transparent.
  2. Take the poppy seeds, cashew nuts, garlic cloves, ginger, fennel seeds, green chillies, cooked soya granules and grind it to a powder mixture.
  3. In a bowl mix in together the sauteed onions, ground spices, cashew and soya mixture, chopped mint leaves, roasted gram powder and salt.
  4. Make sure to blend everything well and form a dough.
  5. Use your fingers and make medium sized balls from this dough and store aside.
  6. Take a pan and heat enough oil to deep fry these balls.
  7. Once the oil is heated, release the rolled balls into the oil.
  8. On a medium flame fry these balls until they turn golden brown in colour, drain the excessive oil with a paper towel.
  9. Serve sizzling hot with ketchup.
My Tip: You can also serve this as a side dish with one pot meals like pulao or biriyani.

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