Tofu Tales

A couple of years ago , if anyone talked about eating tofu , I would wrinkle my nose in distaste and swear that I wouldn’t eat it for anything in the world. Today , I relish it so much that its a part of my meal almost everyday.

I starting being conscious about what goes into me only a few years ago , Otherwise I was a walking talking junk machine. Living away from home , drinking large amounts of coffee to keep me going until dinner , sometimes eating just one a day ahhggg… . the average ambitious woman deftly climbing the corporate ladder , getting deeper into the rut and forgetting there is a life and more important things beyond work .I cant believe how I ill-treated my body. I changed my ways and make it a point to detox myself atleast once in 2-3 months , eat healthy , mostly natural food. Tofu then came into my life and became my best buddy . I am always finding new ways to eat it and here are such recipes that I thoroughly enjoy.

Ingredients

    • 1 block of tofu
      1 cup of corn kernels, peas , sweet peppers
      1/2 cup of finely chopped onions
      1 teaspoon of chat masala
      Chili powder/black pepper
      A pinch of black salt
      Oil and salt to taste

      For the parathas

  • For the stuffing:

    2 cups of wheat flour kneaded into dough for parathas

    Method:

1. Place the tofu on absorbent paper towels and press excess water out of it and crumble it.
2. In a skillet add Oil and saute the onions and the mixed vegetables . Once cooked , add the crumbled tofu and add the chat masala, chili powder or black pepper and black salt and cook only until the raw smell of the masala goes away . Do not overcook. Remove from heat and cool.
3. In a separate bowl mix the wheat dough for parathas and keep aside at least for 1/2 hour.
4. Take of a golf ball sized dough and roll it out in a round , place the stuffing in the middle , pack it and get all the sides closer on top of the stuffing like a ball . Roll slowly on all sides without tearing the dough.
5. Heat a tawa , add some ghee and cook on both sides until done.

Update: One of  my readers has written to me that they found it a little difficult to make the parathas as the tofu doesn’t have a binding agent. yes , its a little tricky to work with it as its crumbly , therefore add a small boiled potato to the mixture , it will help you work well and bind it together.

Tofu Paratha1

If you want to eat the above mixture as a salad, dont crumble the tofu , instead cut into cubes and saute it for a few seconds. I promise you wont regret your meal!

tofu paratha2

This goes to the lovely srivalli’s roti mela

The remaining goes into a tofu sandwich, great for on the go breakfast or lunch!

tofu sandwich

16 thoughts on “Tofu Tales

  1. Mansi says:

    the parathas look swell Dee! nice way to ease into the tofu series! I stick to malaysian and thai food where tofu is concerned though:)

  2. Asha says:

    You can send the sandwiches to Mansi’s Healthy food event! I like Tofu, it’s the soya chunks that I choke on!:D

    Both look great Dee. Check your mail, sent you a Minty one!:)

  3. Siri says:

    I absolutely love Tofu… I find it a better substitution to our usual Paneer! all the pics look gorgeous Dee! esp the Parathas.. Yumm!

    Hugs,
    Siri

  4. RedChillies says:

    Beautiful pictures! In fact I am still one of those whose nose wrinkles at the thought of Tofu. No matter how much I make up my mind, I still make myself to eat it. Please tell me that it tastes like paneer and that there is no weired taste to it :-)

  5. Dee says:

    RC, there is no definite taste and it doesnt taste like paneer :D , I spice it up nicely with chat masala , so its manageable for me , though I still kinda puke sometimes when I eat the boca patties … Hope you are feel better pal!! cheer up!!!

  6. Dee says:

    @mansi , I am sick and tired of stirfries and soups that K makes at home.. I thought I should make these , cos according to my dietician , Im supposed to eat protein everyday… so I decided to incorporate in an Indian meal.
    @ Kalva, sukanya,sunita , siri, skribles thanks for the kind compliments. I have started to consider tofu as my best buddy so I am with you guys and yep the dishes were really wholesome and tasty !

    Ashakka, will do that , saw your mail , will send you the logo soon ! thanks a ton for taking the time to participate before your break!! Hugs :)

  7. lakshmi says:

    you’ll run from the tofu we get here in india. it stinks!!! i am not kidding. the imported silken tofu is bearable and quite nice when blended though.

  8. Madhuram says:

    Wonderful tofu paratha Dee. I also make tofu parathas quite often by grating it, sauteeing it with grated radish, garam masala and salt and stuff the mixture in the dough. I will try this method also Dee. It looks very colorful.

  9. Anupama says:

    This is a wonderful recipe!! Kishore will absolutely love this. He loves tofu, so I’ll definetely try this.
    Its been a long time since I visited your blog.
    Good job really!

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