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:

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Cicily Antony said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo...

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic pulao with a different combo of tofu and corn.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cooking Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo - one of my favorites

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

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

TREAT AND TRICK said... Reply To This Comment

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

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

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

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

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

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

super&very nice combination....

Daisy Blue said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jyoti V said... Reply To This Comment

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

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

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

aquadaze said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

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

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious.New to me.

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Kurma is mouthwatering, beautiful combo.

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

bhagyashri said... Reply To This Comment

The kurma looks great & so does the pulao!

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic pulao and the kurma is mouthwatering.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said... Reply To This Comment

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

Trendsetters said... Reply To This Comment

delicious combination....

cookcurrynook said... Reply To This Comment

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

cookcurrynook said... Reply To This Comment

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

priya said... Reply To This Comment

looks lovely dear....very nice combo!

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

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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Swarna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Nice combo i would like to have for my lunch

tasteofbeirut said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious combo priya !

Sook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo Priya. very satisfying meal indeed.

J said... Reply To This Comment

lovely combo.. i love ur pics..

Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vaishali Sharma said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice combo... Looks tempting!

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

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

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

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

ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

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

Latha said... Reply To This Comment

Kurma looks delicious.

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rahin said... Reply To This Comment

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

Anjum said... Reply To This Comment

yummy,healthy and a wonderful combo.Great going.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepa G Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rohini said... Reply To This Comment

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!

suvaiyaana suvai said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy

Siddhi S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

i luv this kurma..yummmy

Aparna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

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

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Narasimhan said... Reply To This Comment

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