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Monday, June 6, 2011

Tofu Parathas

Just as verstile as parathas ,tofu can also be flavored in amazingly different recipes. In case you missed some of my favorite recipes with tofu,including desserts have been posted before.
Made from soybean curd , tofu is considered one of the healthiest vegan replacement for meat. 4 ounces of tofu has about 9 grams of protein ,which is almost free of saturated fats and low in calories. Tofu is also rich in minerals ,antioxidants besides being a good source of iron and calcium ,all convincing reasons to think of more way of incorporate in your everyday cooking.




Recipe : Tofu Parathas ,adapted from Divya's Dil se
Ingredients
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
4 ounce firm tofu
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon Cilantro ,chopped
2 tablespoon canola oil

Method
Mash the tofu using a fork and mix with all of the spices,salt and cilantro, let marinate for few minutes.
In a large mixing bowl ,add the flour ,oil and the tofu mixture, combine the mixture ,add water just enough to bring the dough together. Let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
Heat a cast iron pan(tava) or non stick pan at medium high flame.
Divide the dough in to about 8-10 balls depending on the prefered size of parathas. Sprinkle a little all purpose flour on the rolling surface. Use a rolling pin and carefully roll each of the portion in to round parathas.Roast the parathas by flipping once and spread some oil on the paratha. Flip and roast for few seconds .Use a spatula to lightly press and roll them around the pan. There are done when slightly brown.
serve warm with any kind of chutney.

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14 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Beautiful! This version looks so scrumptious. Parathas are so delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

A Spoonful of YUMM ! said...

its great that u have a health blog yasmeen! this is a new paratha to me...thanks fr the recipe :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

healthy and looks delicious..will try it sometime..

Jeannie said...

Whoa! Your tofu paratha certainly look delicious! Didn't know tofu could be used to make paratha!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely looking parathas. Must have tasted delicious.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Soft and healthy parathas,love the addition of tofu..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wonderful filling and color.

divya said...

Slurp !! Awesome recipe.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy n tasty parathas

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwww... healthy and delicious paratha.. looks absolutely perfect.. thanks for sharing dear !!
Indian Cuisine

tigerfish said...

Oh wow, I can't even see the tofu in the parathas! Everything must be well-blended in terms of flavors too.

Heather said...

Tried this last night - I was shocked how simple, healthy and tasty these were! Thank you so much - this recipe is going to be a staple!

Now Serving said...

absolutely delicious!!! Love the idea~!

Rinku Naveen said...

Looks very delicious!

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