Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Basmati Rice with Tofu Broccoli Curry

Broccoli doesn't come by all that easy here and even if we find any, it's usually in the third stage of dying. So imagine my thrill when I went to good old dependable Nilgiris (local grocery chain) and found fresh, delicious looking broccoli! :)

We also ended up buying some tofu and fine basmati rice on the same trip and couldn't wait to get home and start cooking!!

Forgive the bad pictures, it was night and I was famished so had to do a quick clickety click in whatever light was available before stuffing my face!

Basmati Rice with Tofu Broccoli Curry

1 Cup Basmati Rice (cooked according to instructions on pack with a dash of salt and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil)
1 Block of Tofu cut into little cubes
1 Head's worth of Broccoli florets
1 Cup sliced French Beans
3/4 Cup sliced carrots
Handful Green Peas
1 Onion sliced
3 Ripe Tomatoes
1/2 tsp Garlic Paste
2-3 Dried Red Chillies
2 T Olive oil
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder (available at Indian groceries)
Juice of 1 Lemon
Sea Salt (to taste)

*Put the sliced veggies (except onion) in a microwavable dish and cook for 7-10 minutes.
*Pop the tomatoes, chillies, a few cubes of the tofu, sea salt and garlic paste into a blender container and process into a creamy sauce adding very little water.
*Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the onion, fry for a few minutes till it's cooked.
*Sprinkle on the Garam Masala powder and stir well (you can try using any other spice mix if you like).
*Add the tofu cubes and keep stirring for a few minutes.
*Put in the cooked veggies and stir for a minute.
*Pour the prepared tomato sauce over everything and mix well.
*Let it simmer for 2 minutes.
*Switch off the stove and wait for 1 minute.
*Squeeze the lemon juice and mix well.
*Serve over the cooked basmati rice.

1 comment:

  1. hey Susmitha
    really like your Indian food tutorials. Tofu Broccoli curry is one I've got to try.