Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Corn & Tofu Pulao With Coconut Free Potato & Green Peas Kurma

Corn and tofu pulao, a superfast pulao to enjoy either for lunch or for dinner prepared with sweet corn kernels and tofu marinated with red chilly powder, garam masala powder, fennel seed powder,cumin powder and salt with some oil, cooked for few minutes in microwave oven finally cooked along with sweet corn kernels and already cooked rice...This pulao is really quick to prepare even with some leftover rice also, this corn and tofu pulao suits terribly for lunch box menu and corn gives a crunchiness to this pulao while tofu turns this pulao more delicious and yummy, u can also prepare this same dish with paneer cubes or soyabean nuggets to give a change instead of making out this dish with tofus..Then coming to the kurma, both pulao and kurma works out wonder and together we had a fantastic, filling, healthy and guilt free lunch..This kurma is prepared with a masala prepared with poppyseeds, fennel seeds grounded along with tomatoes,yogurt and coriander powder and its totally coconut free, a delicious kurma for everyone specially for dieting peoples and diabetic peoples to enjoy without any guilt...This kurma can also suits very well with rotis, parathas and also suits prefectly for simple breakfast dishes like idlies or dosas...

Corn & Tofu Pulao:
1/2cup Corn kernels
3cups Cooked rice
1/2cup Tofu cubes
1no Onion(chopped finely)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Cumin seed powder
1/2tsp Fennel seed powder
1tsp Red chill powder
5nos Curry leaves
Salt
1tsp Cumin seeds
Oil

Marinate the tofu cubes with red chilly powder, salt, fennel seed powder, cumin seed powder, with salt and oil, let them sit for an hour..cook those marinated tofu cubes in microwave oven for 15minutes (stir twice in between) until they get well cooked..

Heat enough oil and fry the cumin seeds, add the chopped onions,curry leaves with enough salt (take care not to add more salt as the tofu cubes do have some salt already) and saute everything until the onions turns transculent, now add the corn kernels with turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cook everything in simmer for few minutes..finally add the already cooked tofu cubes and rice and toss everything gently, check for salt..

Serve hot!!


Coconut Free Potato & Green Peas Kurma:
2nos Potatoes
1cup Fresh or Frozen green peas
1no Onion (big & chopped)
2nos Whole spices
2tbsp Coriander leaves
Salt
Oil

To Grind:
1tbsp Poppy seeds
1tbsp Fennel seeds
1cup Yogurt
1no Tomato (big & chopped)
1tsp Garam masala powder
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Black peppercorns
2tbsp Roasted grams (pottukadalai)
2nos Green chillies

Dry fry the poppy seeds and fennel seeds until a nice aroma comes out from the seeds, take the fried seeds along with all the ingredients given in the list 'To Grind' and grind as fine paste without adding water..

Heat enough oil and fry the whole spices, add the chopped onions along with some salt and saute until the onions turns transculent, add the cubed potatos and green peas and saute for few minutes, finally add the grounded paste and saute everything in simmer..finally add enough water to turn them as gravy, bring them oil and cook until the veggies get well cooked, add the coriander leaves and put off the stove..


Serve this kurma along with warm corn & tofu pulao!! enjoy!!

61 comments:

  1. I would love to have this combo for muy lunch today. Alas i can just drol here;

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  2. Beautiful combo and tofu in pulao too...I am always looking for ways to use tofu...great rice dish to serve when one has guests for dinner...so lovely-looking!

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  3. Fantastic pulao with a different combo of tofu and corn.

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  4. Nice combo together...tofu pulao is something new and def looks awesome...simple and yummy dishes..

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  5. never tried tofu in pulao..seems interesting. coconut free kurma wow that's a good one :)
    TC

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  6. Very healthy combo. Marination must have made the tofu so more flavourful.

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  7. Lovely picture, healthy and yummy combo, shall try it soon...

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  8. Lovely combo! I loved your kurma! Nice variation fro mthe usual ones Priya!

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  9. The pulao n kurma..my goodness! Just can't stop drooling! hehehe ;)

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  10. Lovly combo' good to have tofu like this...kurma sounds wonderfula s well, like the part cconut free:)

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  11. Never tried many dishes in microwave..always a stove top kind of girl... but would like to try this one...

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  12. Korma looks fantasic...beautiful click too dear..

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  13. Nice combo dear...Kurma looks creamy and rich...

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  14. love the twist you have given both the pulao and the kurma! that is such a yum combo.

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  15. Tofu Pulao? Wow! who would have thought of it but you.. :). The kurma looks rich without the coconut. Simply delicious!

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  16. I would love to have this combination... yummy!

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  17. Kurma is mouthwatering, beautiful combo.

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  18. Wow!!! wow!! Deliicous meal...Both looks so yummy

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  19. The kurma looks great & so does the pulao!

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  20. Nice combo.. Looks so so delicious. Wish I should be ur neighbour now.. wonderful meal platter,

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  21. Slurpy pulao! It's a great combo! I'll book them for lunch tomorrow! :3

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  22. Fantastic pulao and the kurma is mouthwatering.

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  23. Wonderful combination..i love ur kurma alot..both r delicious!

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  24. Lovely! Im drooling here, though I just finished my dinner :)
    Im sure it was yummmmmmmmmyyyyy!!

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  25. Lovely! Im sitting and drooling here though I just finished my dinner!
    Im sure it was yummmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy! :)

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  26. looks lovely dear....very nice combo!

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  27. Its such an enticing combo Priya... Even without coconut the gravy looks so creamy and rich, the pulao looks very delectable too!!!

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  28. The combo is excellent and i always wanted a good recipe for tofu and I got it ..tk u dear

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  29. Priya,

    Nice combo i would like to have for my lunch

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  30. Priya
    Wonderful meal! I can't wait to make it with the tofu i have sitting in the fridge!

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  31. Oh the rice looks amazing! I happen to have all the ingredients at home. I might have to make this for lunch? :)

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  32. nice combo Priya. very satisfying meal indeed.

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  33. lovely combo.. i love ur pics..

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  34. Hi
    Corn and tofu pulao looks so delicious and tasty..really colourful pics...both dishes goes really well eachother...yum..

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  35. That's a lovely combo...Great idea for Indianising tofu :-)Nifty idea, Priya !

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  36. Priya
    I would love to try tour recipe but here i hardly get Tofu.Once i got and I made Chilli tofu with that but if i get again i will try this recipe.
    Love
    Subhashini

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  37. Oh my goodness! That looks so yummy!!! I've never tried tofu in pulao before but it really makes me hungry right now!

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  38. Tofu in pulao? Nice combo. I thought coconut adds the taste to kormas, did not have the guts to try it once w/o coconut.

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  39. I never tried to incorporate tofu in rice dish! The kurma sans coconut, sure taste worthy!

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  40. What a tasty meal Priya...both the dishes look so tasty..I have bookmarked the same combo :)

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  41. Wonderful combination and I like the idea of adding tofu in pulao.

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  42. wow priya , you always amaze me , keep on rocking :)

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  43. yummy,healthy and a wonderful combo.Great going.

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  44. Tasty and hearty and filling combo Priya.Dunno where you get ideas of recipes from.Your family is very lucky to have you.

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  45. the pulao looks so yummy..and the curry goes with it very well..lovely flavorful recipes..

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  46. Wow.. My Kinda Kurma... I always run around panicking when I run out of coconut and I need to make Kurma.. Now I dont have to worry, thanks to you! Pulav looks awesome too!

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  47. wow priya lovely combo...both the dishes r mouthwatering...lovely lunch...yumm

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  48. Hats off to you dear! wonderful recipes u r preparing..

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  49. Could you pls pass that,Priya?I love that Kurma!!

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  50. poppy seeds certainly gives a nice taste..unfortunately we dont get it here..looks deliicous..

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  51. super delicious combo...phots have come out really good.

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