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Friday, April 13, 2012

Tofu Butter Masala ! Lunch Box Special!

Tofu is very healthy since its prepared from Soy Milk. I have been using Tofu rarely at home. This can also be prepared for lunch box with chapathis. I love chapathis for lunch or anytime:-) I have already posted Tofu Masala here and this is with slight variation.

Serves 2 persons
Pressed/Firm Tofu - 1 pkt
Onion - 1no
Tomato - 1 no
Ginger n Garlic - 1/2 tspn
Spices - 1 no cardamom/elachi, cloves/laung, cinamon/pattai/1 bay leaf
Coriander leaves - few sprigs
Dhaniya powder - 1 tablespoon
Red chilli Powder - 1/2 tspn(As per your taste)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Milk - 1/2 cup
Tomato puree - 1 tablespoon
Kasoori Methi - a pinch
Olive Oil - 1/2 tspn
Butter - 1/2 tspn
Cashews - 4 nos

Preparation Method
Chop onion and tomato into small pieces.
Grind Onion, tomato, ginger garlic, cashews, turmeric powder, dhaniya powder, spices, red chilli powder, coriander leaves in a blender or mixer into fine paste with little water.
Heat a Kadai/wok, add butter, oil and just toss the tofu pieces and keep aside. 
In the same kadai,add little oil, add the grounded mixture, tomato puree and allow it to boil. Once the raw smell goes.(if reqd you can add in whole spices too at this time in oil)
Add salt, kasoori methi and mix well.
Add milk and mix. When its going to be thick gravy.
Cut tofu into small pieces and add it. Just boil once and off the stove.
Garnish with crushed kasoori methi or chopped coriander leaves.
Top it with 1/2 tspn of butter.

Tofu Butter Masala is ready to pack to your lunch box with chapathis or rotis.


Unknown on April 13, 2012 at 11:52 PM said...

wow awesome butter masala with tofu..worth tryin it!:)

Shobha on April 14, 2012 at 1:12 AM said...

Nice.. tofu with Indian flavours

Hema on April 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM said...

Awesome dish, even I try to replace paneer with tofu in our dishes..

Priya Suresh on April 14, 2012 at 11:46 PM said...

Healthy and protein rich masala..

Ramya on April 15, 2012 at 7:24 PM said...

Healthy and yummy dish!

chef and her kitchen on April 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM said...

very delicious curry...looks yummm

Fairy Garden on April 16, 2012 at 3:03 PM said...

great recipe dear

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Jayanthy Kumaran on April 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM said...

sooo yummy & delicious
Tasty Appetite

Sangeetha Nambi on April 16, 2012 at 7:52 PM said...

Tempting Masala !

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