Jul 24, 2009

Tofu Paratha

Tofu was something which I stayed away from because of its bland taste. But once I got to know about its nutritional benefits, I wanted to somehow sneak it in into our normal menu. So I tried making this flavorful tofu parathas, which are spiced up with some pickle masala. I happened to see this recipe in Show Me The Curry Site. It really is delicious and is a great varaition from the normal rotis and parathas.

Silken tofu is used because it just blends with the flour, but if you use the firm tofu kind, it has some crumbly texture, so you can actually feel the tofu in each bite. It works well too.
Silken Tofu - 1 bar (7 oz.)
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Green chillies - 1 tablespoon chopped
Coriander leaves/Cilantro - 2 tablespoons chopped
Garam masala- 1/2 teaspoon
Pickle masala - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Chapathi flour / atta - 2 cups (can be replaced by whole-wheat flour)
Salt to taste
In a large mixing bowl, just mash the tofu with your fingers or a fork. Add the ingredients - cumin powder, chilli powder, asafoetida, green chillies,cilantro, pickle masala, oil and salt and mix everything together.
Slowly add the chapathi flour little by little and knead until you get a smooth dough. Cover and rest the dough for about half an hour.
Make lemon sized balls and knead it into circles.
Cook them on a hot tawa/iron skillet, until both sides get completely cooked. Drizzle some oil while cooking.

Serve with any vegetable or yoghurt or pickle. I served it with some yoghurt pachadi.


  1. Hi Divya,

    Nice blog..my first time on here though.

    I love tofu too - but have to sneak it in for my family! There are no open arm takers for this!

    This is a good recipe to try with tofu and I can just tell my husband its grated potatoes and he would chow it down!

    Check out my blog when you are free - www.mriganayani.com

    Happy Blogging!

  2. Healthy and yummy recipes. Who doesn't love paratha's :)

  3. Looks so delicious! Have never tried with tofu yet!

  4. Looks lovely, don't use tofu will try with Paneer.

  5. I have seen a few recipes with stuffed rotis with tofu...adding tofu to the dough while mixing is a good idea Dhivya...very healthy recipe :)

  6. This is a wonderful Idea,divya.does firm tofu work? I've some sitting in the fridge :P

  7. Very interesting way of incorporating tofu into parathas. Will give this a try. Thanks Divya. Have a good weekend.

  8. nice way of using the tofu,leftover tofu is also good to do it...love paratha's.

  9. I love how youve worked the tofu into this recipe. Its blandness is precisely why I love tofu - it can be used in so many different ways! Try silken tofu pureed with sugar and fruit or chocolate for an awesome dessert!

  10. Paratha looks great Div.Somehow,I always shy away from cooking with Tofu.I prefer its calorific cousin Paneer instead;)

  11. Very imaginative! One more idea with tofu is always welcome in my kitchen:)

  12. Thats a brilliant idea to add tofu to parathas..refreshing one..happy weekend !

  13. This looks great! Too many people think tofu SHOULD be bland... for a long time the only tofu I could tolerate was tofu my dad cooked, because he made it with flavor!

  14. The parathas look really nice, Divya!I am not a big fan of Tofu but dont really mind eating it when I have to!

  15. Thanx Divya for your nice & encouraging words.
    It sure means a lot to me.
    BTW, nice parathas.

  16. Those parathas look yummy.. BTW, I saw your comment on Viki's Kitchen Vazhai poo vadai. It is available in Patel Brother's (Swad) groceries. It is around $2 - $3

  17. parathas make a great breakfast! and wen u add tofu they become a healthy great breakfast!!:D

  18. healthy substitute for paneer paratha...yummy

  19. That's a great idea. I always used to make it as stuffed paratha. But this one looks great and also easy!

  20. How creative! I never would have thought of putting tofu in paratha.

  21. Yummy parathas...though never tried with tofu yet...must try soon....

  22. Hey Divya,

    How are you? Hope everything is going well. Tofu is one my favorites as it blends with any taste we like. the parathas look yuumm:)


  23. Wow I love your new look!!!

    Lovely recipe I liek tofu a lot and this sounds really delicious.

  24. healthy way to eat parathas! looks amazing :)

  25. tfu paratas! interesting. i wouldn't ever have thought of the 2 together! will definitely try it sometime!!

  26. I have the same dislike towards Tofu. I voluntarily tried using it in Malai Kofta to replace Paneer and didn't like the smell at all. Haven't tried it after that :-( May be I will use this recipe to get back to the old mate.


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