Mar 20, 2008

Palak Tofu

This tastes very similar to Palak Paneer and is a healthy and protein rich dish..I love the fresh green colour of the dish..
Can be relished along with rice,chappathis,naan and even with pasta..Here goes the recipe..



Fresh Spinach - 1 bunch
Tofu - about 20 cubes
Onion - 1 medium sized
Tomato - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Green chillies - 6
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 spoons
Cashews - 8 (optional)


Chop the spinach leaves coarsely..
In a wide bottomed vessel, heat some oil and add the finely diced onions..Once they turn translucent add the green chillies,tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and saute well until they turn soft..Remove them from the vessel..
Again add some oil and the spinach leaves and saute them for about 2 minutes until the leaves get well coated with the oil..Remove the leaves from the vessel and allow them to cool..
When they get completely cooled transfer the tomato-onion mixture and the spinach leaves into a mixie and puree them well along with some salt.
Powder the cashews seperately..
In a skillet heat some oil and splutter the cumin seeds..Add the puree to the oil and saute well..Add garam masala,cashew powder and turmeric powder..Add one cup of water to obtain the required consistency..Adjust salt..
Finally add the tofu cubes and simmer for about ten minutes so that the tofu absorbs the spinach sauce..
Serve hot..
This goes to WHB hosted this week by Ramona of The Houndstooth Gourmet


  1. Thats a nice one.. like Palak paneer.. Yummy dish, perfect with rotis!

  2. Wow, the palak tofu looks so colorful. Mouth-watering.

  3. wow!palak tofu sounds interesting divya...pic looks yummy

  4. Your click entry reminds me of my paati (grandmother). she would pound a pan in that and give just a wee bit for us to taste - would be awesome! :)
    Palak Tofu looks awesome. I've been wanting to try it with Tofu too.

  5. nice..tofu in place of paneer. Must be yum with roti.

  6. Lovely green colour! Healthy one Divya!

  7. Nice idea of substituting the healthy tofu for paneer

  8. The green colour looks so the contrast!

  9. Seema- yes it is perfect with rotis..try them

    Uma,Dhivya - Thanks for dropping ur coments

    LAavanya - Thanks Lavanya..Try it with tofu..Tastes great..

    Cham,Pravs,Raks - thank u gals for ur comments

    EC, Rachel - yes they do taste wonderful..Thanks for dropping by

  10. love the idea of using tofu... curry looks yum...

  11. What a vibrant dish! Thanks for entering it into Weekend Herb Blogging!

  12. Looks delicious, I love the sound of all the ingredients here!


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