Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tofu Masala

Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves             : 2

I wanted to try Tofu Masala for a long time. I finally bought it and tried this recipe and it turned out great for Chapathis. Like Soya, it is also a substitute for meat. It has various health benefits like Soya as it is prepared from Soya milk. It is a great source of Calcium and Vitamin E, yet good for bones and lowers cholestrol. It also lowers the risk of cancer. I used fresh silken Tofu for this recipe.  It tastes similar to Paneer but still softer than paneer. So I tried the version similar to paneer butter masala but I didnot add butter. It goes very well with Roti. Coming to the recipe...



INGREDIENTS:


Tofu 200 gms
Onion 2 medium size
Tomato 2
Green Chillies 4
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
Cashew Nuts 8
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Kasturi Methi 1 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Oil Ass Required
Salt To Taste
   To Garnish :                                                                                                                                                                        



Green Chillies 2
Onion 1 (Finely Chopped)
Coriander Leaves As Required




                                                                                                                                                          STEPS:
  1. Cut the Tofu into small cubes and keep aside. Puree the Tomato and grind it. Split open the green Chillies. Grind the Onion into coarse paste. Grind the cashew nuts to a fine paste separately.
  2. In a pan, heat Ghee and Oil and add Bay leaf. Add the ground onion paste and fry till it becomes golden brown. Add Ginger Garlic Paste and saute for a min.
  3. Add Tomato  and little water and cook till the oil gets separated. 
  4. Add Turmeric Powder, Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder and mix well.
  5. Add Kasturi methi and water if required and allow to boil for 2 mins. Add Garam Masala.
  6. Add cashew nut paste and stir well and add Tofu. Allow to boil for a min and remove from the flame.
  7. Garnish with Coriander leaves, Chopped Green Chillies and Chopped Onion and Serve hot.  Tips:
    • Don't cook Tofu more than 2 mins as it is very soft. 
    • There are many types of Tofu available.Use  only Tofu for frying for this recipe.