Monday, August 4, 2008

Peas and Tofu Masala

This is a mattar paneer recipe I have been using since a few years.This was given to me by my sis-in-law and I simply replaced the paneer with tofu and got the same tasty result.Here's the recipe

Ingredients:
Tofu cubed:1/2 cup
Peas (frozen/fresh):1/2 cup.
Red Chilly:2 medium
Green Chilly:1
Cardamon,Cloves,Cinnamon:1/4 tspn each
Aniseeds:1/2 tspn
Tomatoes:2 medium
Onion:1 big

Preparation:
In a pan heat oil,add chopped onions,whole red chillies,whole green chilly and cinnamon, cardamom,cloves and aniseeds (You can crush the spices if you want before adding.) and cubed tomatoes.Stirfry till the mix starts cooking and oil separates, about 3-4 minutes. Cool and grind the mix.

Thaw the peas.Cube the tofu chunk and if you want roll it in little cornflour and shallow fry in little oil or oil and butter mix.I find tofu lighter than paneer.So I did this inorder to strenghten it.You can use the cubed pieces directly as well.

In a pan add very little oil,add the ground paste,saute again till it starts to brown and then add peas,tofu pieces,salt,water and cook till done.You can add more water for a thinner gravy.Serve with rotis.



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