Jul 30, 2008

Chilli Tofu, Earthquake! and announcing Weekend Herb Blogging

This is a recipe created on my own..I had tofu in my fridge and so I replaced the paneer with the tofu and created this chilli tofu..It came out very well..The tofu absorbs the sauces and gavy very well and gives a nice flavor..This can be had with chapathis,parottas and even along with noodles!

And I should say my earthquake experience!Yes, we experienced an earthquake here in Southern California this week..It was too scary..hough I have already experienced one before this one was of higher intensity..I was sitting in my college library and suddenly my water bottle nearby toppled down..Then the whole desk was shaking..When I turned around I found few guys shouting Earthquake!Earthquake!We were asked to evacuate the library..Thank God,there were no damages..It was a wild and thrilling experience though..Coming to my recipe..


Capsicum/bell pepper - 1

Onion - 1 medium sized

Paneer Cut into rectangular/square shaped -1/2 cup

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon

Tomato ketchup - 2 tablespoons

Soya sauce - 2 teaspoons

Cornflour - 2 tablespoons

Green chillies - 3

Water - 3/4 cup


Add a spoon of oil in a saucepan and add the diced paneer cubes..Allow it to cook till it turns golden brown on the sides..

In a saucepan,heat oil and add the ginger garlic paste followed by the onions.Saute till they turn translucent..Add the capsicum and saute till they cook yet remain a bit crunchy..

Add the soya sauce and ketchup and saute for a minute..Add the paneer cubes..Mix the corn flour in the water and add it the pan..

Bring it to a boil and simmer for five minutes until the required consistency is required..

Serve hot with any dish of your choice..

Sending this to JFI:Soy hosted by Sia..

I will be hosting Weekend Herb Blogging(WHB) next week..Are you wondering what WHB is all about..It is an event started by Kalyn in which "bloggers around the world photograph and write about herbs, plants, or veggies, and on the weekend, we publish a Recap with links to all the posts."

All entries should be "limited to recipes or informative posts where people can learn about cooking with herbs or unusual plant ingredients."

Here are the (new) rules:

1. Entries submitted for Weekend Herb Blogging need to be posts written during that week specifically for Weekend Herb Blogging and that post cannot be entered in any other food blog event. (The only exception to this rule would be instances where a photo used in a WHB post is submitted to a photo event.) To keep the event manageable, each participant is limited to one entry per week, and entries cannot contain more than one recipe.

2. Weekend Herb Blogging entries should have the goal of helping people learn about cooking with herbs or unusual plant ingredients. With this in mind, only two types of entries will be accepted: a) Recipe posts where an herb or unusual plant ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe, or b) Informative posts that spotlight one herb or unusual plant ingredient, particularly including information about how it is used in cooking.

3. Entries must contain the words "Weekend Herb Blogging" with a link to the host for that week as well as a link to Kalyn's Kitchen.

4. Entries can be written any time during the week, but should be submitted to the host for that week by 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. (This is based on Utah time, enter Salt Lake City into this map to calculate the difference where you are.) At the discretion of the host, posts submitted too late will be referred to the host for the following week.

5. Please put WHB in the subject line of your e-mail to identify it for the host. Your e-mail to the host should include:
your name
blog title
your WHB post permalink
your location
a photo attached to the e-mail.

For more information about WHB, check out Kalyn's FAQ page & Weekly Recap Archives.

So all you have to do is just blog according to the rules between now and Aug 10th..

Mail you entries to athisayadivyas[at]gmail[dot]com with the above information.

I will be posting the roundup the next week..

This is the first event I will be hosting..So waiting forward to all your entries!

Sending this to Food in Colours-Red hosted by Sunshinemom


  1. WOW chili tofu, mouthwatering entry Divya. Look so spicy and yummmmmyyyyyy!!!!

    Ya earthquake...so scary, m still shaking !!!

  2. Looks yummy the spicy tofu :) Yes, this one was little stronger! I too experienced twice in Bay area, but not this big. It is really scary :)

  3. the chilli tofu looks good. ya my brother is in LA he called me up, but surprisingly did not feel in san deigo.
    happy hosting the herb blog event.

  4. chilli tofu seems a nice idea.....in the whole post, i missed the herb you have for the week....:(

  5. Congrats on hosting the event Divya..thought of asking you abt earthquake..so scary right...Chilli tofu looks yummy..I too make but with less gravy

  6. Glad you are okay! My brother was definitely freaked out by the earthquake. He was on the third floor so he really felt it.

    Thanks for getting the word out about WHB too. You might want to change the line that says "flowers" though because they're not longer eligible under the new rules. Thanks!

  7. chilli tofu is a lovley entry... looks so delicious.. earthquake in the title made me sit up! Take care! and great to hear about the event..

  8. Chili tofu seems to be good idea. Good luck with your first event.

  9. Such a beautiful red! Send it over to my Food In Colours Event, Divya! Have fun hosting WHB!

  10. Iam glad you are OK. The chilli tofu looks good and sounds easy to make.

  11. Hi divya,
    chilli tofu...romba tempt pannuthu...congrats for hostinfg the event...

  12. Lovely color of chilli tofu...all the best for hosting the event

  13. Chilli tofu really rocks. YUM!.... Love it... O.... Earthquake is so scary Divya.....

    That was a nice event...

  14. tofu looks yummy yum....and thank go that u all r safe...

  15. Divya.. I have an award waiting for you on my blog.. check it out :)

  16. Good luck with ur first event Divya..:)))

  17. Heard about the earthquake there. Glad to hear that you are ok.

    BTW, chillitofu looks fab! :D

  18. Glad to know all you california ladies are safe - that does sound very scary.

    The chili tofu looks extremely good.

  19. Hope all is well...am sure the quake must have had you rattled (no pun intended!)
    Chilli tofu looks good:)

  20. Looks yummy. Spicy also. Great entry. Good luck.

  21. Never tried tofu before..this gravy looks so tempting.Good luck hosting WHB..

  22. i'm glad you're ok and the earthquake didn't get ya! another yummy post.

  23. nice one for the event,..one query any ehrb willdo,..>?

  24. perfectoooo ... what color... love u da... u pics look different and u have started writing more. :)
    and hey that mug pic in the biscotti post... tooo good...

  25. and hey i havent said that yet to u ... all d best for ur first event i will try my best...:)

  26. mailed u my entry,..hppy hostin,.ceeya..;-)

  27. Chilli tofu looks yummy. I missed the WHB though..


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