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Jul 10, 2008

Tofu pilaf / tofu rice recipe

tofu pilaf I had bookmarked many recipes with tofu, but never manged to make any of them. After a long time, I decided to make pulao/pilaf with the tofu I brought sometime ago. I took the basic idea for the recipe from here.

Ingredients-

Firm Toufu/bean curd- 100gms.
Basmati rice- 1 cup
Frozen vegetables- (peas, carrots, corns)- 1/2 cup
Onions- 1 finely cut
Ginger, garlis greenchilli paste- 1 tsp
Bayleaves- 1
Cinnamon- 1 small piece
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Light Soya sauce- Around 1tbsp
Oil- 1tbsp and for deep frying.
Salt to taste

Method-
Cut the tofu in small cubes and marinade them with soya sauce. Keep it aside for around 30 minutes. Tofu is porous and hence will absorb any spice added to it. Then deep fry them . Wash the rice, drain the water and leave it on the sieve for sometime.
In another pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Then add the cinnamon and bayleaves. Then goes the garlic ginger and green chilli paste. Add the onions and saute for sometime. Mix in the frozen vegetables and then the rice and stir well. Then add the deep fried tofu. Add salt. Add around 2 cups of water and pressure cook.
Serve hot with raitha .

Tofu is rich in protein. It consists of around 42% protein or a half cup serving of firm tofu has 10.1 gms of proteins.

I have another tofu dish called Spicy tofu subzi in one of my old posts.
Spicy tofu subzi and tofu pilaf goes to "protein rich healthy food" a monthly event hosted by Sangeeth.

18 comments:

notyet100 said...

looks delicious,..nd healthy,..congrats for being runner up in os2,..:-)

Laavanya said...

A tofu pilaf is new.. looks good!

SriLekha said...

congrats on ur award sowmi.. really its a healthy recipe dear!

delhibelle said...

Tofu pulao is a wonderful idea..thanks for sharing:)

Uma said...

mmm. delicious tofu pulao. congrats on the award.

KALVA said...

Tofu pilaf.. very interesting...

Illatharasi said...

I never tried Tofu, but fried ones looks gud. Maybe i will try at your home;)

I saw your recipe was shortlised in OS2, next time you will win:) All the best!!!

sridevi said...

tofu pilaf looking colorful and yummy and congrates on ur award

Priti said...

Umm looks lovely tofu pulav...

homecooked said...

This looks healthy and yummy! And congrats on your award!

Sireesha said...

Tofu rice is new looks good and delicious.....

Medhaa said...

Tried Tofu Many times but did not get to like it. Maybe I tried the wrong recipes, this rice looks good.

A&N said...

Hi Sowmya, the pilaf looks mouthwatering :) And to have that fruit kesari for dessert after the pilaf....wouldnt that be awesome :)

Vanamala said...

Never tried using tofu with rice..nice one

bhags said...

nice tofu pilaf....looks all yummy and healthy at the same time

Kalai said...

Now that's a great idea! Congrats on the awards, Sowmya! :)

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LG said...

pulav looks nice and colorful. Somehow..never took enough courage to cook tofu!

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