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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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!!!

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

  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!

  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.

  14. Sounds excellent, yum!

  15. 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.

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

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

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

  19. 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.

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

  21. Really looks good. Thanks for sharing.

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



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