Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Methi Malai Tofu










Ingredients:

2 tsp peanut oil
4 oz. firm tofu cut into 1/2" cubes
1/4 cup frozen chopped Methi leaves (thaw and squeeze water out)
handful cashew nuts
1/4 cup non-fat milk

For Marinade:

1/4 tsp fresh garlic paste
1/4 tsp fresh ginger paste
1 green chili paste (optional) add more or add less depending on your taste
handful cilantro leaves chopped fine
1/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
salt to taste
pinch of sugar

Recipe:

Mix all the ingredients for marinade.
Add tofu pieces into marinade and keep in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
Grind cashew nuts in milk and set aside.
Heat oil (or 2 tsp water) in a flat non stick pan.
Add Methi in it and cook it for a couple of minutes.
Add marinated tofu along with marinade and cook until all the liquid is absorbed.
Add cashew paste and stir well until tofu gets coated well.
Serve as a side dish.

Notes:

1) Methi, also called as Fenugreek, can be found in Indian stores. If you are using fresh Methi leaves in this recipe, wash and pluck leaves and discard the stems. Wash the leaves thoroughly in water as fresh methi may have sand in it. Squeeze the leaves to remove excess water and chop them finely.
2) Glossary of Vegetables - Indian Names
http://www.syvum.com/recipes/indian/glossv1.html

1 comment:

mjm said...

I am making this today! along with a spicy aloo palak!