Saturday, July 7, 2012

Kadai Tofu | Tofu with Fenugreek in a Tangy Tomato Sauce

Here's another Indian Style Tofu Recipe I'd like to share. After posting Tofu Tikka Masala and Palak Tofu, I was swamped with requests for more spicy tofu recipes from family and friends. Lately I made a delicious Kadai Tofu and here is the recipe for you!!

1 block extra firm tofu
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 tbsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1 green bell pepper
1 large onion, chopped fine
1" ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 green chili,chopped fine
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
1/4 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
1/2 tsp lal mirch (red chili powder)
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp dhania powder (coriander seeds powder)

  1. Cube the tofu into bite size pieces. Dry roast it on a pan. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add the cumin, and then the ginger and garlic. Reduce heat and fry for a couple of minutes. 
  3. Next add the onions and fry until translucent. Now throw in the spices including the turmeric, red chili powder , and dhania powder.
  4. Stir well, fry for a minute, then add about 2 cups of water, stir to blend. Cook on medium heat until the water has reduced to about half its original amount and the sauce has begun to thicken. 
  5. Add the kasuri methi, garam masala, and salt to taste. Stir and continue cooking for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Now add the tofu, reduce heat to low, and allow the tofu to absorb the sauce. 
  7. Add the green peppers, give a final stir, heat, and enjoy.
There is just so much flavour in this recipe you can almost feel juicy tomatoes in your mouth when you eat it. Kadai Tofu can be enjoyed with Roti, Parathas, Naan, and even rice. Just prepare a simple dal | lentils to go with it and you have a complete meal! Sending this recipe out to Vardhini @ Cook's Joy. She is hosting Kalyani's Kitchen Chronicles - Only Vegan event this month.

Vegan Recipe

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  1. Very nice, some of my favorite flavors all in one dish.

  2. tofu preparation looks very delicious and vibrant

  3. kadai tofu looks absolutely divine.

  4. Hi Apu ,

    I'm Punitha of

    Tofu with fenugreek nice combo:))

    Highly nutritious:)))

    At your free time do visit my blog Apu..

    Keep on Dear..

  5. Gorgeous clicks. Thx for linking. You could also link it to Dish-it-out if interested.



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