Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Palak Tofu

  • Tofu - 20 pieces

  • Onion - 1 Chopped
  • Tomato - 2 Chopped
  • Spinach - 3 cups
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic- 2 cloves chopped
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  • Green Chilli - 1 chopped
  • Kasturi Methi - 1 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala Ingredients:
  • Cloves - 2 
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Bay Leaves -2
  • Fennel Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon Sticks - 2 small sticks


Initial Preparation:
  1. Boil the spinach and keep it aside ( It'll not take more time )
  2. Take oil in a pan and fry the tofu and keep it aside.

Main Preparation:

1. Take a pan, and add oil. Once the oil is ready add the garam masala items and fry them.
2. Then add cumin seeds, onion, little salt and saute them well.
3. Once the onion is cooked well, add the ginger garlic paste and cook well till the rawness goes.
4. Then add the turmeric powder and saute them well. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 6 to 7 minutes.
5. Once the tomatoes are mashed up and cooked well then add cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and mix them well and cook along with the mashed tomatoes till the rawness of the chilli powder goes away.

6. Then add the green chilli, kasturi methi powder and the spinach puree.

7. Stir them well to avoid burning at the bottom.

8. Then add the fried tofu and some shredded tofu (which will add more taste to the gravy ).

 9. Add some cream ( optional ) to make it much more richer.

10. Once done yummy palak tofu is ready.

You can substitute TOFU with PANEER also.

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, another wonderful recipe and amazing presentation. You and Sana rock :)

Food for 7 Stages of Life said...

Hi Preeti,
Nice step by step illustrations and that is a inviting bowl of curry.

Thanks for stopping by. Just like you I wanted to tease my hubby's taste buds and ended up blogging on one fine day. Palak Tofu is something I cooked first with Tofu :) Looking forward to connect with you. Happy Cooking n Blogging!

divya said...

that looks super good.. fantastic clicks

Lavi said...

Preethi, that was a quick pat from you!! Palak Tofu is a healthy dish, to dig in without guilt! Nice Step wise pictures by the way!

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi preethi, never used tofu this way but surely sounds interesting and must be really tasty with spinach gravy, nice stepwise pics too...and thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments...

aipi said...

that looks fantabulous..very nice idea.
btw thanx 4 visiting me n the beautiful words
u got an amazing space here..will b visiting often
take care n keep in touch dear :)

Sadhana said...

Looks yummy and its healthy too...

PranisKitchen said...

palak paneer is my favorite.. this one sure taste really good. very healthy one too tofu n plak nice combo

Julie said...

Delicious paneer and awesome gravy,loved it ..
Happy to follow your space too,Preethi :-)
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Amy said...

Looks so delicious!!I never though about mixing tofu with spinach....Now I will try next time this healthy dish...
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