December 1, 2011

Tandoori Tofu Salad


Perhaps one ingredient that was new to me till very recently was Tofu, although we enjoyed the Tofu Grilled Sandwich a lot. Having tasted Paneer,I didn’t take to it too much (still don’t, in a way) ! Perhaps its texture is something I need to get used to. All said and done, today’s dish – Tandoori Tofu Salad- came away as a winner all the way. S loved it as an evening snack. And I somehow thought it would taste good when grilled. But I grilled it before using it, and the taste was much better (or I am told so). This is a quick snack you can put together for potlucks and parties too ! This goes to Pavani's Deceptively delicious-event by Valli & my own event - Global Food Festival & Sangee’s BakeFest,event by Vardhini

Prep time : 15 mins. Baking time : 12 – 15 mins. Serves : 2
Ingredients:
  • Tofu (drained if using Store-bought) – 200 gms – cubed
  • Onions – 1 medium
  • Bell pepper – ½ - sliced
  • Salt – to taste
  • Soya sauce – ½ tsp (opt.)
  • Sugar – a pinch
  • Olive oil – 1 TBSP (+ 1 TBSP for marinade) 
Marinade:
  • Hung Curd – ½ cup
  • Turmeric – a dash
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Amchur  (Dry mango powder ) – ½ tsp
  • Red chilly powder – ½ tsp

Method:
     Drain the tofu on several  layers of kitchen towels to dry out any exterior moisture. Cube into bite-sized pieces
2)   In a largebowl, whisk together hung curd and rest of the ingredients . Add the tofu chunks and mix well. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 10- 12 mins.
3)  When you are almost done, pre heat oven to 190C and set to grill mode.  Slightly grease a baking tray and grill the marinated tofu in a single layer for 8-10 mins till slightly brown. 
   Brush the tofu mid way with oil (basting) for better effects and flip them over to brown evenly
4) In a skillet, heat remaining oil and fry onions and bell pepper. When the pepper turns crunchy, add soya sauce, salt and sugar, grilled tofu and serve immediately.
Note:
1)      If you are not using the tofu immediately, marinate and freeze overnight without salt.
2)      You may use skewers to grill the tofu. But as these were bite sized pieces, I grilled them on a baking tray. Be sure to spray oil on them before grilling.  Soya sauce is also high in salt. So add accordingly.

11 comments:

  1. My husband is Japanese, he will love this. Hello from Rome!

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  2. Very healthy colourful salad.

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  3. Such a colorful and healthy dish. Looks yumm.. Tofu is an acquired taste and it takes a while to get used to the texture.
    Thanks for sending this salad over to Kid's Delight event.

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  4. such a healthy and refreshing salad...thanks for sending over...i linked your entry to the event..now the linky tool is working..thank you and looking forward for some more entries from you :)

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  5. Definitely an interesting and quite irresistible salad..would love to finish that bowl.

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  6. So colorful!
    Almost looks like Kadhai Paneer! :D :D

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  7. Lovely and delicious ..what a colorful bowl of goodness:)

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  8. @ Francesca - Thanks for dropping by, and hello to you too :-)

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