Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Coriander Tofu Biriyani / Green Tofu Biriyani

Coriander an excellent herb...Chopped coriander leaves are used as a garnish on cooked dishes such as dal and many curries. As heat diminishes their flavour quickly, coriander leaves are often used raw or added to the dish right before serving. Tofu is similar to cheese from the soyamilk..they r rich in proteins..as i want to insert those awesome soyacheese, i prepared them as biriyani..they turned out excellent, really yummy with amazing flavour..the recipe starts like this..


2cups Basmati Rice
1/2cup Tofu pieces
1tsp Red chilli powder
1no Onion Chopped lengthwise
1no Tomato Chopped
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Garlic paste
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/4cup Ghee r Oil
1cup Thick Yoghurt
Salt
Whole spices (bayleaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom pieces)
half lemon

To Grind:
1cup Coriander leaves chopped
1/4cup Mint leaves chopped
2nos Green chillies
1/2tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds

Marinate the tofu pieces with red chilly powder, garam masala powder n salt for atleast 1 hour...grind all the ingredients in the list under 'To Grind' with half cup of water as fine paste...keep aside..

Wash thoroughly the basmati rice with enough water n strain the excess of water in a colander...heat tsp of ghee in a pan..fry the washed basmati rice for a while...keep aside..

Heat the rest of the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the whole spices n let them get fried, add now the chopped onion, chopped tomato pieces with garlic n ginger paste n cook them well until the raw smells goes away..now add the grounded paste to them n cook until the ghee gets separates a bit...now add the marinated tofu pieces n cook just for few seconds, dilute the thick yoghurt with 1cup of water, this make 2cups of yoghurt...add the diluted yoghurt to the pressure cooker, check for salt..add enough salt if needed, once the gravy starts boiling add the already fried Basmati rice to the pressure cooker, stir them n close the lid..cook them upto 2 whistles n put in simmer for 5 minutes...put off the stove..squeeze out the lemon juice over the coriander biriyani...

Spicy, flavoursome Coriander Tofu Biriyani is ready to serve...serve them hot with carro raita..

Sending this post to: Herb Mania: Coriander by Siri n Dee
also sending to: Rice Mela by Srivalli
On the way to: Eat Healthy - Fight Diabetes by Sangeeth

20 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu biryani looks awesome.

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu biryani looks awesome. Sounds healthy.

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

priya,happy vijayadasami
Biryani looks delicious

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

HI priya.. looks nice... new 2 me.. will try... Happy Navrathiri..

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Kitchen Flavours..

Hi Pavani, wishing u Happy vijayadasami too..thanks for ur comments..

Hi Sri..Happy Ayudha pooja, thanks for dropping ur comments yaar..

Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Ayudha Pooja to u too priya:)

Tofu biryani looks very healthy and awesome ..Its new for me...will try it soon...

Purva Desai said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu Green Biryani seems to be healthy option....
Thanks for sharing....

Sukanya Ramkumar said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya...
This sounds to be healthy one. Looks so good. YUM!....

Sangeeth said... Reply To This Comment

looks great! healthy too!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Hi,
First time here, U ve a nice collection of recipes. Tofu biryani is something new and flavorful!

Abhimuthu said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,
Happy pooja hals, biriyani looks diffferent.. how many recipes do you have in pipeline.. It is sprouting like a water burst. love to see ur recipes everyday.. take care.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Sireeha, Purva, Sukanya for dropping ur comments really all ur words r boosting me a lot..thanks n happy to see u all here...

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Sangeeth.

Hi cham..glad n welcome to my blog..thanks a lot for ur comments..

Hi abhi..Happy Ayudha Pooja...thanks abhi, for ur q'ns i really dunno wat to say..thanks a lot for visiting everyday my blog.. really u r supporting me a lot...

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

I make chicken biryani the same way..Great way to use tofu..

raaji said... Reply To This Comment

This biryani,rasgulla,mixed veg curry would be perfect list for a weekend party.......rasgulla's look so fluffy

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu and Coriander, mmm the combo sounds interesting and awesome dish...

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu briyani is new for me...looks yummy..thanks for the recipe ;)

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

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Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Divya,Ramya, Raaji, Priti..thanks for leaving ur comments, really motivating me a lot..

Hi Ramya..that cool to see u have tagged me...

Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Dusshera to U and Ur Family Priya!!!!!