Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tofu Bhurji (Scrambled Tofu)

          Happy Women's Day to all my readers and thought to celebrate it, the healthy way, with some tofu burji. Tofu, now we are hearing a lot about it, it's health benefits, especially to women, and it's use in the place of dairy, in so many products ranging from cakes to ice creams. But, growing up, tofu was like Greek and Latin to me, I had tasted it for the first time, only after marriage, while staying in Singapore, even then I didn't cook it at home. Only later, after coming here, I saw the extra firm organic tofu, and started using it in noodles and fried rice and then tried to replace it in the place of paneer. One dish, which comes out very well is this tofu bhurji, to make up for the taste of paneer, I use cashew paste in milk, try this out..

Need To Have
  • Extra Firm Tofu - 1 cup, crumbled
  • Green Capsicum - 1
  • Red Capsicum - 1
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • Ginger - 1 tablespoon, grated
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, grated
  • Cashews - 1 tablespoon
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Kasuri Methi - 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon

          Slice the capsicums, chop the onion and tomatoes, grind the cashews and cardamom with some milk into a fine paste. Heat oil, add the cumin seeds, once it sizzles, add the onion, garlic and ginger, saute for a few mins, then add the tomatoes, keep sauteing for few more mins. Once the tomatoes starts to wilt, add the chilli and coriander powders, mix well, then add the capsicums. Keep cooking till the capsicums are done, add the tofu, cashew paste, sugar and milk, cook for a couple more mins, finally add the garam masala and kasuri methi, mix everything well and serve it with some rotis or naans.
Sending this to Spicy Treats for the Show Me The Hits - Fiber Rich Foods event,
                   to Food Corner for the Midweek Fiesta event,
                   to Vegetarian Food And Me for I'm The Star event,
                   to Zesty South Indian Kitchen for the Hearth And Soul Blog Hop event,
                   to Sara's Corner for the Women's Day Celebration event,
                   to Roshan's Cucina who is hosting this month Gayathri's WTML event and to
                   to Shama's Easy2cook Recipes for Sara's Cooking With Love - Granddad Series event.

Don't overcook the capsicums, use chilli powder as per your taste.
If you want this vegan, just grind the cashews with water, but milk or cream will definitely make it more richer.

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  1. Love the recipe done with Tofu ...a healthy variation and very rich dish ...

  2. I too use tofu replacing paneer. Never tried bhurji with that. Let me try one day.

  3. Gr8 recipe ,i dont like tofu,will try with ur recipe...Thanx Hema

  4. a very nice tasty and colourful dish.happy women's day to you too!

  5. Healthy and yummy recipe..colorful

  6. hema it is looking wonderful. I love the first pic.

  7. Tasty n colourful bhurji,lovely preentation!!

  8. Healthy Burji..looks very nice!!Liked the pic :)

  9. ha, what a fabulous alternative to paneer, so healthy!

  10. awesome..u made it perfectly........vl try this....

  11. Very nice..

  12. Amzing Bhurji....fabulous Presentation dear....

  13. liked the idea of adding cashew paste.. have wondered how tofu would taste as replacement of my fav paneer.. seems great enough :) Thanks so much for linking it :) & bigg congratulations for winning the giveaway hema :)

    Ongoing Event: I'm a STAR

  14. i make paneer bhurji, never tried with Tofu...very healthy n delicious..

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

  15. i thought of posting this :) u posted it, your version sounds too yummy...tofu bhurji looks more inviting dear!
    Thank you so much for linking to the event!
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  16. healthy n delicious recipe..good with rotis too!

  17. healthy bhurji...than using paneer!nice presentation!

  18. What a nice way to replace paneer! so colorful and healthy.

  19. Hello Hema...
    I wanted to congratulate you for winning the giveaway at Anzzcafe :-)
    You have a really good space here, will be back more often for sure!!!

    Manju Nair

  20. Those capsicum flowers are back are too cute... :)
    Bhurji for sure is awesome.

  21. Lovely bhurjis, never tried this one with tofu

  22. very healthy and delicious combo..loved the recipe..

  23. That looks delicious! I've been looking for more ways to cook tofu so thanks for the recipe!

    Consider me a new follower :)

  24. tofu and capsicum a wonderful combo!!!!!

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  25. Looks great!!& its a new idea for me to scramble tofu,I will try definitely..Thanks for sharing with Midweek Fiesta...Hope to see you again this week