Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tofu & Veggies Kofta Pulao

Since i have prepared koftas with tofu and methi leaves, everyone at home asked me to prepare again, so today i prepared them in an another way using just tofu along with few veggies and turned everything as a delicious,quick at the same time a very easy pulao, this pulao tastes extremely delicious and i served them along with onion raita..This pulao suits prefectly for lunch box menu, as a main course dish for a party menu or else a sunday special dish for vegetarian lovers..I cant stop myself making dishes with tofu and i have no words to explain how these koftas are delicious, u can also skip the deep frying part and u can surely bake ur tofu koftas through oven, next time am gonna make some gravy with this beautiful and healthy koftas..Making koftas with tofu sounds extremely easy and prefect for me to feed my family to enjoy happily this healthy bean curd called 'Tofu'..

Tofu Kofta Pulao

Tofu & Veggies Koftas:
3nos Potatoes (big & cooked)
1cup Extra firm tofu (grated)
2tbsp Gram flour
1tbsp Corn flour
1/4cup Carrot,beans (chopped finely)
1/2cup Onions (chopped)
1tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Fennel seed powder
Salt
Oil for deepfrying

Heat few drops of oil, sauté the chopped onions, chopped veggies until they turns soft..Take now the cooked and mashed potatoes, gram flour, corn flour,grated extra firm tofu, sauteed onions and veggies, red chilly powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, fennel seed powder and salt and turn everything as thick batter..

Heat oil for deep frying, make medium size balls from the batter and drop gently to the hot oil,fry until the koftas turns golden brown..Alternatively u can bake them, by arranging over a greased baking sheet, bake them in 350F for 15-20minutes until they crust turns brown..

For Pulao:
2cups Basmati rice

pinch Food colour (its completely optional)
2no Onions( chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
2nos Whole spices (bayleaves, cloves, cinnamon stick)
Salt
Oil
Coriander leaves & mint leaves (chopped)

Cook the rice with 3cups of water and food colour,keep aside and let them cool..Heat enough oil and add the bayleaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, fry until they turns brown..add the chopped onion pieces, ginger garlic paste,chopped tomato pieces and cook until the raw smell goes away...add immediately slit opened green chillies, garam masala powder,turmeric powder, cumin powder, pepper powder , curryleaves and salt and cook everything in simmer until the oil get separates, finally add the tofu-veggies koftas,chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves and saute for few minutes...

Now add the already cooked rice and toss gently until everything get well mixed..Serve hot with any raitas..

47 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Mmmmm,interesting.Tasty pulao filled with goodness.

sweetartichoke.com said... Reply To This Comment

OMG, these tofu kofta look so good! I want to bite my screen! Pulao sounds delicious, too!

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Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious preparation, looks yummy.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Drooling here. perfect and like udir udir rice

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy pulav.

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Am already craving for kofta garvy and this one sounds interesting n yummy

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!!
looks colorful and tempting dear :)

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks spicy and delicious.. amazing recipe !!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Can I beg for some of this Pulao? Please?

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

You always innovate and present these lovely recipes.

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Mary said... Reply To This Comment

There are several young men sitting at my table this week who will love these dishes. They sound delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

ummm yummy

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

delicious and healthy pulav

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

yummy...so new to me!

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

awesome! looks very colorful!

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent pulao with tofu!

swapna said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and tasty pulav.....

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious rice looks wonderful

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Loved it..looks so perfect and yummy!!

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

Parkave asathala erukku ...
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Mrs K said... Reply To This Comment

Good one,Priya:)!!! It looks so appetizing...*drools*

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a very appealing pulao ... The tofu kofta's look juz yummyyy

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

temping and delicious pulav.. inviting click !!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

I was waiting for to know about tofu koftas you made earlier. these are awesome pulao Priya.

Foodie Ann said... Reply To This Comment

this looks goood...:)

Peggy said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a delicious and easy dinner! Love all the tofu and veggies!

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

thats a good n hearty one pot meal! yum!

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering tofu kofta pulao.Looks delicious.

Silence Sings said... Reply To This Comment

Feeling to taste right now..I bet it tastes heaven....

Jaya said... Reply To This Comment

Thats one delicious meal I dont want to miss..lovely way of incorporating tofu and vegetables in pulao ..hugs and smiles

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

The tofu kofta is a very new idea to me, but it looks scrumptious!! It would make a nice change in malai kofta gravy :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect and great idea!!!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...looks restaurant style Priya. So nice.

Jisha said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect and delectable..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Koftas pulao is delectable one!

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect pulao, looks delicious !

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

I love koftas in pulao and biryani, yummmm...this pulao looks divine!!

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

No words...Yummmy

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

I love this pulao...so wholesome and yum looking!

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this looks heavenly..what a pretty color, very appetizing!

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Absolutely wonderful... bookmarking it :)

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Mouthwatering and healthy pulav. Picture makes me drool.

savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

awsome dish priya.very innovative.....priya has another name ---- 'creator of new dishes'.
ha ha ha ha......

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

wow this is so good, mouthwatering pulav

weirdcombos said... Reply To This Comment

yumm this rice dish looks stunningly beautiful and delicious, plus it's completely vegan! I must try it soon. I have about a pound of gram flour sitting in my pantry for quite sometime now. This recipe will definitely put it to use :)
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Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

classy pulao...wish to grab the bowl :)

kaarasaaram.com said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu...in pulao....i am amazed..
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