Monday, January 3, 2011

Tofu & vegei Green puluv



Tofu - You either love it or hate it but it is good for you. So I am trying to incorprate it in my day to day cooking. I got some of the Extra Firm tofu and I wanted to do something different. I came across this recipe in Honey What's Cooking and I absolutely fell in love with it. With some modifications to suit our taste here is how I did it.
Ingredients:
- 1 pacakage Tofu (see notes)
- 2 cups of mixed vegetable (I used mostly green vegetables like capsicum, peas, beans etc)
- 1 onion chopped finely
- 1 tsp roasted coriander powder (Grind this fresh for the best flavor)
- 1 cup basmathi rice (Wash this and keep it aside for at least 10 min)
- salt to taste

Grind to make a paste
- 1 bunch corriander
- 1 bunch mint leaves(optional but it tastes better with it)
- 2-3 green chilies (adjust to taste)
- small piece of ginger

Seasoning:
- whole garammasala (I used few cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 anise seed)
- 1 tsp Jeera
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- oil as needed

Method:
1. In a pan pour oil and add the chopped tofu. Cook until it becomes golden brown on both sides. Take some for garnish and mash the rest to tiny bits using the back of your spoon. Remove from the heat and toss it with a little bit of the ground chutney, salt and coriander powder.
2. Add more oil to the pan and all the ingredients for seasoning. Once the jeera starts to splutter a bit drop in your onion. Fry till golden brown. Toss in the rest of the vegi and toss it around.
3. Add the soaked rice and mix it well. Mix in the remaining ground mixture and add two cups of water,salt and coriander powder. Bring this to a boil.
4. Now reduce the heat to a medium, cover and cook for 20 minutes. While cooking if you feel it is too dry then add another 1/4 th cup of water.
5. Once the rice is tender remove from the heat and fluff it with a fork. Garnish with the cubed tofu that you had set aside. Serve it hot with cold raita.

Note: Tofu - I have used both extra firm and medium firm tofu. With extra firm you can garnish in the end with big pieces like I have shown in the picture. With medium tofu it becomes more like egg fired rice as they are easy to scramble

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5 comments:

Priya

Thats a great,delicious and yummy pulao.

aipi

This looks great, delicious and healthy, just the way I like it:)
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

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Shanavi

Very healthy dish,love the idea of tofu than paneer ..:)..
Simply superb dear..
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Do check out my space when u find time dear..

Prathibha

Pulao looks yummy..love the green color n tofu in it..

Kalyani & Gayatri

Thanks a lot for your comments and visiting my blog space.. Really appreciate it.

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