Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tofu Jalfrezi

I'm off to a "big fat Indian wedding". We have already missed some of the pre-nutial ceremonies and all the fun attached to it, since Joel couldn't miss too much of school. But we are looking foward to having a blast at the wedding and family time. See you after a week, till then...

Jalfrezi is a spicy Indian preparation dating back to the times of the British Raj. Having tried Paneer Jalfrezi I thought of trying it out with tofu. Have to say it tasted even better! So here's an Spicy Indian twist to tofu.


Ingredients-
1 big onion
1one inch ginger pieces
1green chilli
1 big capsicum/bell pepper
200 gms tofu
1tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp red chill powder
1tsp tumeric powder
1tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
2 tbs oil
To garnish
freshly chopped coriander
Preparation-
  • Peel onion and cut into thin slices, separate the layers.
  • Peel ginger and cut into juliennes.
  • Wash green chilli and chop.
  • Cut tomatoes and capsicum into long slices.
  • Cut tofu into finger sized pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, when they splutter add ginger, green chilli and sliced onions. Saute.
  • Add red chilli and tumeric powder. Stir well and mix capsicum pieces and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato, garam masala, salt and cook.
  • Add tofu pieces and toss.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.
  • Serve hot with rotis.
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23 comments:

  1. I love anything tofu really and this dish looks so delicious!

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  2. I like it. This is very healty recipe...

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  3. This is the firm type of tofu, right? It sure looks good.

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  4. That's another lovely, healthy dish from you. Haven't been eating tofu for quite a while. Have to start again soon

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  5. I"m supposed to make these dish with chicken. I still haven't made them. Tofu is a great alternative.

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  6. We've had jalfrezi a few times, but I don't think it had any protein in it, just vegetables. Tofu is a great addition. We'll miss you, but have fun at the wedding!

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  7. Thanks for the inspiration. This looks like it warms up the tummy.

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  8. Can I make this with something else I not into tofu

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  9. Shirl, am I right in thinking if I made paneer for this, I'd just follow the same method and seasoning?

    And I guess block paneer from the supermarket would be best right? When I make mine, it's delicious, but crumbly.

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  10. Great!!!!! Love This Recipe!!! But I don't eat tofu , have to be with tofu? please let me know and I want to eat that burguer , It looks tasty!!!

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  11. Thanks for posting this, Shirl. The Cavewoman, who is a lifelong veggie, will truly appreciate this ... as will I! Looks amazing!!

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  12. One of my friends is Indian and described an Indian wedding to me the other day. They sound like so much fun!

    This dish looks excellent. I could always use a new way to prepare tofu!

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  13. Thank you so much all of you for your kind comments! Looks like almost everybody loves tofu. Now to answer questions-
    -Yes I have used firm tofu, this recipe wouldnt be the same if you used tofu or paneer that crumbled. I would then call it a tofu burji(scrambled tofu).
    -Yes the tofu can be substituted with paneer, or even cooked and shredded chicken.

    Liz, a big welcome to you! You could try a chicken Jalfrezi. Do look around and am sure you'll find many more recipes you'd love.

    Caveman, very happy to know Cavewoman is a veggie. I do have a quite a collection of veggie recipes, do check out some for her.

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  14. This is a wonderful dish! So light, that is perfect for this after festive season menu! haha... Shirley, I've something for you. Please feel free to visit and collect the batch. Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers.

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  15. Excellent way to jazz up tofu. Looks delicious!

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  16. Thanks for sharing your flatbread recipes with me - I'm so impressed at all the different ones you've made!

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  17. Have happy time with family and friends...enjoy the wedding....jalfrezi looks delectbale...

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  18. Tofu had been sitting in my refrigerator until last night and now when I came across this delicious recipe, I am out of tofu :( Very easy breezy recipe. Have a great time at the wedding. Also, an award is waiting for you in my blog, please accept it.

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  19. Nice tofu dish...I am always looking for tofu recipes...thanks :-)

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  20. Really looks good. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. This recipe is going to be highlighted for the yearly recipes at My Meatless Mondays, posted later tonight.

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