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Nov 23, 2009

Tofu Masala - from edible garden

I am not too fond of tofu/bean curd , but I try to include it in my diet as it is considered to be a healthy soya product. I once made a spicy curry with it and it was just ok. Then I found out that it could be used a substitute for paneer. So I made Palak tofu once and that tasted really good. Then recently I came across paneer butter masala recipe- restaurant style in Edible garden where Nags had substituted paneer with tofu and I thought it was an excellent idea. I tried her recipe with some really minor changes and it tasted awesome. Thanks for the recipe Nags!!

tofu masalaIngredients-
Firm Tofu- 200g
Oil- 1tbsp
Oil/butter- 1tsp(I used oil)
Onion- 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic green chilly paste- 1tsp
Tomato puree- I used 2 large tomatoes. Blanched and then blended.
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Red chilly powder- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Garam masala- 1tsp
Kasuri methi-1tsp
Milk /cream- 1cup( I used milk)

Method-
Cut the block of tofu into small cubes. Shallow fry them in oil till they turn a golden brown. Keep them aside
Heat oil or butter in a pan. Add the ginger garlic or green chilly paste followed by onions. Saute till they turn translucent. Add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and kasuri methi. Mix well and then add the tomato puree. Keep stirring in between and cook for around 10 minutes till the tomato appears nicely cooked and blends with the spices. Add milk or cream. Mix well. Last add the fried tofu and cook for 5 more minutes.
Serve with chapatis.
tofu masala

31 comments:

Nags said...

that has come out so well! thanks for trying :)

Priya said...

Tofu masala looks fantastic...looks tempting..

Nithya said...

Looks really yummy :)

jayasree said...

Looking delicious... I am yet to taste tofu..

Tina said...

Tofu masala looks tempting and creamy....

Suparna said...

hi sowmya,
Wow lovely slurpy recipe :) love such creamy gravies I love paneer and tofu...I noticed ur healthier option of chosing milk over cream and oil over butter good one girl ..I too would do that ;)
TC

Happy cook said...

I must admit i am also not a fan of toffu but this looks good.

Spice said...

tofu is onething which if hidden in some recipe fine with my family...but as a main dish....i'm not sure.....but i would love to eat this...

Springbird said...

WAW!nice recipe will give it a try as i do use a lot of tofu in diet now a days.

Laavanya said...

It took me a while but now we all like tofu at home.. It tastes good marinated & baked as well. This masala sounds really delicious.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A tempting tofu masala :)

DEESHA said...

I am not a fan of tofu but I love the fact that it is so healthy

Soma Pradhan said...

Tofu looks delicious...

Cham said...

This one looks delicious with masala :)

Cilantro said...

Delicious looking tofu masala, it is difficult for me to make my family eat tofu but I try to include them as much as possible.

Raje said...

Tofu masala looks so delicious and Yumm! Must try!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Nice colorful creamy side dish.

Usha said...

Sowmya that looks delicious!

Sowmya said...

That looks really good sowmya, Everytime I buy tofu, I would resolve not to buy next time coz I cant make great tasting recipe out of it, Let me try this. Thanks for the recipe..

Uma said...

looks so delicious and tempting.

chakhlere said...

what a yummy click!! Perfect and also healthy!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hmm looks nice with those roties!

notyet100 said...

platter looks yum ,...i a busy till decembe ryar cause of the exam will update the craft blog next yr i guess,..;-)

Dershana said...

Creamy and delightful looking gravy!

my kitchen said...

Pass that plate,ur Toffu masala makes me appetizing

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy tofu masala

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..Have to try this out..:-)

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..Have to try this out..:-)

Lavi said...

still i have to try more tofu dishes. love your masala version.

Malar Gandhi said...

Me too luv tofu, yumm in curry form:) too good:)

Valarmathi said...

Yummy tofu masala, looks delicious.

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