Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Green Peas with Tofu - (Tofu Mutter)

I had come across this recipe a very long time ago, on Cilantro's blog, I don't remember if I had started blogging yet. It caught my eye because of the use of Tofu in the dish. My husband does not like tofu as much as the rest of the family, so I always end up making Matar Paneer, but I thought why not use tofu instead after seeking inspiration from this recipe. Luckily he came to like tofu in this dish, so it has become a regular in our weekend menu now :)

I have customized the recipe to please my family's palette. So here goes:

I used 12 oz Extra Firm tofu from the local grocery store. You have to drain out all the water and pat the tofu dry on paper towels. Then cut it into cubes and fry the cubes in a pan on a little oil. After this start making the gravy.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add 1 cinnamon stick and 1 bay leaf. To this add 1 tsp cumin seeds and 3 tsp ginger garlic paste. After this add 1 &1/2 cups of chopped onion and saute till they are soft. Then add 1 cup of finely chopped or crushed tomatoes. Saute for 5 mins. Add 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 2 tsp garam masala and 1 tsp coriander powder. Mix thoroughly. To this add the frozen green peas (abt 32oz pack). Saute and cover and cook till peas are soft. Take care not to make them too mushy. Then add salt to taste. Add 1/4th cup half and half for creaminess (optional). Lastly add the fried tofu pieces. Mix well and serve with hot rice or parathas. 


17 comments:

Biny Anoop said...

wow tofu paneer looking great....yummy with chappatis...or rice...

Sushma Mallya said...

Perfectly made must be exccellent with chapathi...looks yummy:)

notyet100 said...

first time here,like the name of your blog,.;-)

Cilantro said...

Thank you for trying out the recipe Rupali and thanks for the mention too.

Soumya said...

Wow...delicious and very temtping masala gravy...perfect combo

aipi said...

Tofu is an awesome replacement in this dish which is classically made with paneer..the color n texture is very appetizing!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

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indianspicemagic said...

Tofu is a rich source of soya protien and love this curry

Prathibha said...

Looks gr8...Me too planning this very shortly

Kurinji said...

looks delicious n nice presentation.

Rachana said...

Tofu-peas curry looks lovely. Perfect with rotis :-)

Prathima Rao said...

A nice way of serving the healthy tofu..The gravy looks perfect too!!

vanishri bhat said...

Nice and healthy dish. Nice presentation. Looks Yummy.

Authenticoriyafood said...

Never tried replacing paneer with tofu.....this looks good enough to begin with !!!

R said...

Biny Anoop,Sushma Mallya, cilantro,Soumya,aipi, indianspicemagic, Pratibha, Kurinji, Rachana, Prathima Rao,Vanishri Bhat, authenticcoriyafood: thanks! your appreciation means a lot to me!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, what a great idea dear to use tofu instead of paneer. Love the presentation, beautifully decorated :)

R said...

notyet100: thanks! ur blog has an interesting name too, will visit ur space soon :)

R said...

Priya YM: thanks Priya!