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 Foodie Comments:

Francesca on December 01, 2011 said...

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

Chandrani on December 01, 2011 said...

Very healthy colourful salad.

Deeksha on December 01, 2011 said...

Nice n healthy salad...

Cooks on December 01, 2011 said...

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.

sangee vijay on December 01, 2011 said...

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 :)

Priya on December 01, 2011 said...

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

Sensible Vegetarian on December 02, 2011 said...

Very yummy one, looks awesome.

Reshmi Mahesh on December 02, 2011 said...

Healthy lovely salad..

Nisha S. on December 02, 2011 said...

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

Sushma Mallya on December 04, 2011 said...

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

Kalyani on December 05, 2011 said...

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

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