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Vegan Keema Recipe, spicy meatless kheema, an Indian recipe. #vegan #meatless #nutfree #meatsubstitute #indianrecipe HolyCowVegan.net
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5 from 10 votes

Spicy Vegan Keema Masala

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Indian, nut-free, Vegan
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 219kcal


  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1-2 green chili peppers, like jalapeno or serrano. Deseed for less heat. (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp coriander or cilantro leaves
  • 1-inch piece of ginger (chopped)
  • 2 large tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 12 oz meatless ground meat (Trader Joe's Beefless Ground Beef or Gimme Lean's Ground Veggie Beef are both fine here )
  • 1 large carrot (finely diced)
  • 3 medium potatoes (finely diced)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lemon or lime


  • In a mortar and pestle, or using a food processor, crush the ginger, garlic and green chili peppers into a coarse paste.
  • Place 2 tbsp of the coconut milk in a large saucepan and once it becomes frothy, add the onions and the ginger-garlic-chili paste and coriander leaves. Season with salt and ground black pepper and saute until the onions start to turn transparent.
  • Add the tomatoes and the garam masala. Saute until the tomatoes begin to break down.
  • Add the meatless meat and continue to saute for a couple of minutes, then add the carrots and potatoes. Mix well, add 2 cups of water, cover, and let the keema masala cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
  • Add the frozen green peas and the remaining coconut milk. Bring back to a boil, then turn off the heat. Check for salt and add more if needed.
  • Squeeze in lemon or lime juice and mix. Serve hot.


*Nutrition info below calculated with Gimme Lean's Veggie Protein Ground Beef Style.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13.9g | Fat: 2.3g | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 7.2g | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3.4mg