Sunday, May 2, 2010

tofu curry | turmeric soaked tofu and spinach stir fry...




This is a stir fry which bears my signature cooking style in many ways......

it is quick n easy..........

uses very few ingredients.........


super healthy,includes homemade tofu(at least one homemade ingredient is so my kind of thing )....

uses spinach from my garden ........and involves very very low fat cooking ....

It also serves to my requirement of a stir fry being able to be paired with rotis..........

ingredients are few .....

tofu cut in 1 inch long batons 200 gm

spinach chopped 2oo gm

turmeric powder 2 tsp

red chilly powder 2 tsp

mustard oil 2 tsp

nigella seeds 1 tsp

salt to taste

procedure........

Make a thin paste of turmeric powder and chilly powder by adding about 1/4 cup of water ....

Heat oil in a pan and throw in the nigella seeds n wait till they splutter..

Add the turmeric - chilly paste to the hot oil and stir n cook till oil comes on top...

Throw in the tofu and spinach together and keep stirring continuously...the spinach wilts releasing some water and tofu absorbs all the flavors simultaneously........you may need to sprinkle a dash of water to keep the tofu moist if you are cooking at high heat..........

When the spinach is cooked and tofu seems to have soaked everything in , put off the flame and keep the pan covered for a couple of minutes.......the flavors get enhanced in the meantime .......

Serve hot with rotis or with anything you wish.....a great side dish for a bigger spread...

The stir fry is a hot dish ........ high on chillies and turmeric .....so much so that you get to taste turmeric in this dish and you find that tofu reacts well ...very well with turmeric ......especially when it is hot and nigella enhances the flavor........



Isn't it my kind of cooking completely ........... the nigella - turmeric - red chilly combination was introduced to me by this blog and i have adapted it to my taste and my kind of ingredients many times............and it surprises me every time i make it ..........something you want to have again n again...........

Other stir fries made with the same seasonings .....with subtle variations.......

mushrooms with spring onions

prawns in nigella n green chilly sauce

mirchi wali machhli ..a fish fry recipe 

aaloo gobi with flavors of nigella 

13 comments:

  1. Wow, makes it so colorful, never knew or did this. A sure tryer :)

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  2. Though I am not a big fan of tofu but this dish is looking absolutely fab & I am sure it's gonna tickle my taste buds....

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  3. Nice colorful stir fry...I too add turmeric to tofu, especially when I scramble them, gives a nice a flavor and color :)

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  4. hi Sangeeta,

    how are you?

    the spinach/tofu stirfry sounds delicious and healthy!! I haven't tried this kind with tofu, must be trying sometime!!! nice post!!!

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  5. I am good Vinolia ...
    yes the tofu stir fry is unusual but yummy.

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  6. yummy.. looks so delicious and healthy too! this is going to my bookmark folder.

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  7. Fresh home made tofu sounds amazing.What rich yellow color,I'd love the side with roti :D

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  8. looks beautiful sangeetha, nice & delicious stir fry

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  9. i started with multigrain atta for the first time yesterday and now i know why your rotis pictures were looking so welcoming.....i enjoyed making rotis with multigrain..and my husband also noticed that the rotis are extra soft....love it! :)
    nigella is kalonji i think..it is used in my home (west bengal) but i dont remember in what sabjis..will have to check with my dadi....

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  10. I do love tofu dishes! I will definitely have to try this!

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  11. hey, this is interesting will try!

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  12. delious, turmeric soaked tofu

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