Tofu pilaf / tofu rice recipe

Tofu pilaf / tofu rice recipe
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.
Tofu pilaf / tofu rice recipeI 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. Tofu is rich in protein. It consists of around 42% protein or a half cup serving of fi...

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisineindian
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

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

Steps

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.