Monday, September 12, 2011

Tofu masala

This is a nice variation of panner but purely vegan. The important steps you have to follow before using tofu is, remove water from it and fold tofu in paper towel or a muslin cloth and keep a weight on the tofu for an hour. The more time you keep the more soft you get. Try this rich curry......you will sure love it. 


Ingredients:
  • Tofu - 1 packet
  • Almonds - 10
  • cashews - 6
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1 tsp or cilantro, chopped
  • Salt - as per taste 
  • Oil - 1 tsp + 1 tsp +1 tbsp
To grind:
  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 2
  • Ginger- 1 tbsp
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
 
Method:

Chop the onions, tomatoes into big chunks. Microwave the onion, tomato, ginger and garlic with a tsp of oil for 2 minutes or till tomatoes are mushy or fry in a pan. Let it cool and grind in a blender.
 
Soak the almonds and cashews for 30 minutes. Blanch the almonds and grind to a smooth paste by adding little water or almond milk (for rich gravy). Cut the tofu into cubes. Heat a pan with a tsp of oil and fry tofu till light golden brown.
 
Heat a pan with a tbsp of oil and  add the ground paste of onion and tomato. After 2 minutes add red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. After the raw smell goes add the fried tofu. 

Add the cashew and almond paste. Add water (say 1/2 cup) and bring to boil for 2 minutes. Add kasuri methi or cilantro.





Serve with roti or naan or any breads.




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pls suggest the type of tofu/ brand of tofu to be used

Anu said...

Anonymous :

I used the regular organic tofu, the extra firm tofu will be very soft that it can't retain its shape while cooking. About brand I am not specific about that.

pia said...

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Anonymous said...

I've found using a TofuXpress works so much better and faster than the conventional method of pressing tofu with papertowels. Best purchase I ever made!

Anu said...

Yeah I have heard of that tofuXpress, never tried. Thanks for the tip.

Sireesha Puppala said...

Totally yum yummy

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