Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tofu in a spicy gravy!

You are either a Tofu lover or you simply hate it- I have seen strong followers and avoiders of Tofu. I love tofu and believe that it can be cooked to make an avoider into a follower. My husband does not like tofu. So what do I do? Masquerade Tofu as paneer and cook it in a good spicy gravy and pass it on as paneer gravy. Verdict? Clean bowled! The dish was a huge success-
Ingredients-

200 grams Tofu- not firm, a little crumbly (cut in cubes)
2 large onions- chopped 
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tomato- chopped
1 green chilli (cut in pieces)
1/2 cup yoghurt
coriander leaves - chopped finely (about 11/2 tbsp)
salt according to taste
cooking oil

Spices used-

1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 green cardamom
1 bay leaf

Preparation-

In a wok, add oil and once hot, add cardamom and bay leaf. Allow the oil to soak in the flavor of cardamom & bay leaf. Add onions with green chillies and fry them for couple of minutes. As the onions turn golden brown, add tomatoes with garlic and ginger. Cook them on a low flame for 5-8 minutes (till the tomatoes become mushy). Add garam masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well. Add 1/2 cup yoghurt and cook on a low flame for few minutes. Allow the yoghurt to absorb the spices and blend well with the mixture. Adjust salt according to taste. To make it into a good gravy consistency, add 1/2 cup of water and cook it on a medium flame. Add Tofu and allow it to absorb the gravy with spices. Gently mix it and cook for a couple of minutes. Don't over mix it as the tofu will crumble completely and become a paste. Add freshly ground pepper and sprinkle coriander leaves for garnishing. Serve hot!

23 comments:

  1. Would love to have it with rotis. yummy.

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  2. My dad couldn't develop the taste for tofu...but i'm in for this healthy dish

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Very tempting and fabulous tofu.

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  4. Perfect with phulkas.Delicious preparation.

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  5. We are tofu lovers here and I would love to try this dish! It looks so pretty and full of flavor!

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  6. Delicious tofu, goes awesome with rotis..

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  7. Though I am not a big tofu fan ~ I like it cooked with some Indian spices. Your version sounds YUM!
    US Masala

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  8. I am a fan of tofu. Its delicious!
    Your spicy tofu looks very, very good.

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  9. I am often over the love/hate fence over tofu, but your presentation is mind-blowing delicious!

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  10. not a huge fan of tofu but this version looks lip smacking suchu- am all for the spicy gravy !will try it out !

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  11. Very healthy dish, I'm always on tofu side. I love tofu in any form.

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  12. Looks wonderful& tempting and sure would have tasted good.

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  13. Love that spicy gravy.....tofu looks yum....

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    happy to follow u..
    do stop by mine sometime..:)

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  15. Great great Avatar dear!!! Sure the tofu wud have tasted divine. I'm here for the first time and wud love to visit ur blog often. Glad to follow u.

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