How to Make Soya Kheema for Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Soya Kheema Recipe

If you are looking for a recipe which is a powerhouse of protein this soya kheema recipe for babies is just for you. Soya chunks or meal-maker is a widely used ingredient in the Indian household for its loaded nutrition value and great taste. A meal with a good source of vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates for your munchkin is this soya kheema which you can serve with soft rice or soft chapatis. Do not worry if you are wondering How to make soya kheema as you can find the recipe below along with its health benefits:

Cooking time



Preparation time


Cooking time


Total Time


Cooking Method

Gas Stove

Type of Meal


Suitable For

Toddlers above 20 months

Meal Schedule

Lunch or dinner

Recipe Type

Main Dish



Quantity and Volume

Soya chunks

1 cups

Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp


2 medium-size


2 medium-size


1 inch

Bay leaf

1 no


2 tbsp

Turmeric powder

¼ tsp

Chilli powder

¼ tsp

Corriander powder

½ tsp

Garam masala

½ tsp


As per taste

Lime juice

½ tsp

Corriander leaves

1 tbsp


This simple soya kheema recipe is a healthy dish that goes well with soft rotis. Follow the instructions below to ace this recipe.

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a pot and add in the soya chunks and switch off the flame.
  2. Wait till you see the soya chunks swell and find the debris settle under the water.
  3. Now discard the water and squeeze the soya chunks tightly until you remove the water from them.
  4. Grind the soya chunks in a mixer to make soya granules.
  5. Grind the onions into a puree and keep it aside.
  6. Blanch the tomatoes in hot water and make it into a fine paste.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and add in cinnamon and bay leaf followed by ginger garlic paste and onion puree and cook till the onions turn brown.
  8. Now add in the tomato puree and the spice powders like turmeric, chilly and coriander and give it a good mix.
  9. Cook till the raw smell of the tomatoes is gone.
  10. Now, add in the ground soya granules, garam masala, and salt and cook covered on a low flame for 5 min.
  11. Once done, garnish with coriander leaves and a dash of lime juice.

Recipe Tips

Now that you know the step by step instructions to make this delicious soya kheema, keep in mind the following pointers before you start with this recipe:

  • Always remember to gently grind the soya chunks as it might get powdered very quickly.
  • You can adjust the consistency of the kheema and make it a little dry by cooking for a few more minutes in the end or leave it a little moist.
  • You can add cooked fresh green peas while adding the soya granules for added taste and nutrition.

Nutrition Information (Per 100 Grams)




150 cal


7.5 g


82 mg


3.7 mg


14.2 g


62 mg


8 g


232 mg


0.5 mg


623 mg


1.2 mg

Vitamin A

152.2 mcg

Vitamin C

2.3  mg

Health benefits

A homemade soya kheema baby food recipe has amazing health benefits for your baby, some of them are listed below:

  • Soya chunks are loaded with proteins that are vital for your little one for muscle growth and a better immune system.
  • Soya chunks are derived from soya beans and are high in carbs which are essential to keep your baby energetic all day long.
  • Soya chunks are also a great source of iron and calcium that are necessary for better immune systems and bone strength respectively.
  • This recipe is loaded with essential amino acids that are needed for building proteins in your baby’s body.

Buying guide

Before you head towards the market to grab the ingredients for this recipe to make soya kheema for babies, note down the buying tips as under:

  • Buy soya chunks that are organic for more nutritional value.
  • Select tomatoes that are well ripe and without any black spots for a bright red tomato puree.
  • Buy the vegetables from a local shop that sells organic produce to keep your child away from harmful chemicals and pesticides.
  • Always remember to check the expiry date of the packaging before you buy them.

This soya kheema recipe is going to be your child’s favourite for dinner as it is tasty, soft, and full of spices. Encourage homemade food like this soya kheema recipe for your little one than store-bought cereals or packaged ready to eat food to help your baby grow better and stronger.

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