Thursday, December 22, 2011

Red Cabbage Curry



Items needed

Tofu- 150gm, cut into pieces, dewatered
Red cabbage - 1/2 kg, chopped
Onions -as needed, cut into pieces
Tomato paste - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Coconut powder - 1tsp
Salt, oil, chili powder- as needed


Preparation time - 30 mins

Method


  • Coat cut tofu pieces with mixture of tomato paste, sambar powder, coriander powder. Soak them for 10 mins.
  • Take a pan,  heat oil (1 tbsp), fry tofu along with the paste in the above step. It looks as  below: 



  • Fry tofu till golden brown color keep aside.
  • Cook the cut cabbage in microwave for  5 minutes alternatively cook in pressure cooker until 1 whistle.
  • Strain the cabbage. Heat oil in a pan, season it, to it, add precooked cabbage. Saute it for 3 minutes.
  • Add fried tofu, allow the contents to saute on low flame for 5 minutes. Add salt, chili powder, coconut powder and any other spices of your choice.
  • Mouth watering red cabbage curry is ready..



Spinach-Tofu/Palak-Tofu curry



Items needed

Spinach- 200gm, washed, whole leaves
Tomato- 1 medium sized, cut into pieces
Green chillies- 3
Almonds- 4 tsps (peeled, raw)
Coriander powder -1/2 tsp
Cumin powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1tsp
Oil- as needed
Tofu - 100gm, cut into cubes
Onion - 1/4 th of a medium sized, cut into pieces
Ginger and garlic paste - 1tbsp
Lemon juice -  1tsp

Preparation Time - 1 hr


Gravy / Paste:

  • Grind tomato, almonds, cumin powder, garam masala, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice together. Add water during grinding if needed. Keep aside.
Method
  • In a pan, heat oil (1tsp), add cut green chillies, spinach, salt. Allow the spinach to boil. Empty the contents, grind keep aside.
  • Fry tofu in the same pan in oil. Once the tofu changes color, take them off the pan, keep aside.
  • Take a nonstick pan, heat oil (2 tsp's). Add the gravy paste prepared, boil it until, oil comes out.
  • After the paste gets cooked, add spinach paste and fried tofu. Let it boil for 10-15 mins.
  • Delicious Spinach tofu is ready...goes very well with roti and plain rice.







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