Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spciy Tofu Prawn Masala

As we all know that Tofu is made from Soyabeans. It has no taste and it is more like eating a sponge.It took me a while to get used to it Till I found creative ways to make Tofu.
A blend of Indian spices and cooking with lots of love and effection, I was able to accomplish this tasty, quick and easy meal in a very short span of time.
Everyday is a headache when it comes to cooking meals, as to what to prepare for dinner. Expecially when you have a fussy spouse.

My husband does not like texture of Onions in his meals. No veggies like Bell peppers. It makes more difficult to make meals with limited choice, but not impossible. So this meal is dedicated to myself. I love seafood and I like Tofu. So I combined these 2 ingredients and created a different meal. This is definitely a crowd pleaser, quick and easy on a busy day or a tght schedule. All you need is a hand dandy tool,"Spices". Make sure you fill your kitchen cabinet with these Indian Spices and then you are all set.

Growing up in india we had Nutrela soyabeans.I remember growing my mom used to make them and will joke about saying it is a mutton masala.(Goat meat). They are so good to cook. I will have them posted in my next blog. Especially when cooked with Lentils.

Spicy Tofu Prawn Masala

3/4 Cup assorted Bell Peppers(Capsicum/Mothee Mirch)
2-3 oz Super Extra Firm Tofu(cut into 1 inch thick cubes)
7-8 large Tiger Prawns(Leftovers from any Mexican/Taco place)
1/2 thinly sliced medium sized onion
1/4 tsp red chilli flakes
1/4 tsp Garam Masala powder
A pinch of Chaat Masala powder
1/4 tsp Curry powder
1/4 tsp ginger/garlic paste or powder
2 tblsp freshily cut corriander leaves(cilantro)
Salt to taste
1 tblsp olive oil

Addition to the 1 tblsp veg oil. Add few drops of veg oil in a skillet and sautee the Tofu pieces, till they are medium brown and crisp. Empty them on a paper towel and let them rest for a while.
In a medium skillet, add oil. When the oil is hot, add Onions. Sautee the onions till they are translucent and medium brown in color.Add red chilli flakes. Then add ginger garlic paste. Sautee the mix thoroughtly. Then add rest of the spices and incorporate all the spices well by sauteeing.

Add bell peppers or veggies of your choice and sautee till they are slightly wilted. Add Prawns. Salt to taste and garnish with freshly cut cilantro . It is so fresh to eat with hot white rice or chappatis or with Naan or Kulchas.
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