Monday, March 31, 2014

Persian Saffron Tofu Kebab

I love cooking different cuisines eventhough my favourite always goes to Thai cuisine. Today we are landing towards to the flavoursome Persian or Iranian Cuisine. This cuisine have some mutual culinary influences from many cuisine especially Indian, Central Asian. Fresh herbs are usually used along with fruits like prunes,apricots,raisins and pomegranates. Typical Persian main dishes goes for rice with meat, mostly chicken and lamb. Persian flavourings such as saffron, dried limes, cinnamon and parsley are mild delicately and used in some special dishes.

For this month  International Food Challenge ,a monthly event started by two wonderful food bloggers Sara and Shobana, Savitha of Savitha's Kitchen who is the host of this month chosed delicious and beautiful Persian dishes. From the list of recipes she gave i chosed to cook this fantastic grilled saffron tofu instead of chicken as per the original recipe went for. Trust me, this tofu is an incredible starter to enjoy simply with a pickling sauce or you can truly enjoy this saffron tofu simply with some salads. If you want to make with chicken, just go on am sure this Persion saffran chicken kebab aka Joojeh Kabab will tastes simply awesome too.


250grms Firm tofu (cubed)
1no Onion (small & chopped)
3tbsp Yogurt
2tbsp Olive
1tbsp Lime juice
1/4tsp Saffron strands
Salt
Pepper powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1tbsp Rice flour (for binding)

Blend the onion,yogurt,olive oil,saffron strands, salt,pepper powder, red chilly powder and rice flour together as smooth mixture.

Pour this mixture over the tofu cubes,mix well, cover it with a cling wrap, keep in fridge for overnite.

Arrange the marinated tofu cubes in some bamboo skewers, grill or simply fry until the tofu cubes gets cooked.

Serve warm with rice or with a sauce or else simply with salad.

24 comments:

Linsy Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Love the idea of tofu and saffron marriage.

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Love the tofu cubes.Really flavourful perian starter .

Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

i love you enthu in trynig different cuisines akka..lovely starter it is

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

never tried Tofu with Saffron ... Looks good.. bookmarked

Farin Ahmed said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds Interesting!!!! Iranian Cuisine kalakungaaa!!!!

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Soooooo tempting

suhaina aji said... Reply To This Comment

wow..this is new to me..looks elegant

rashi chourasia said... Reply To This Comment

it looks so good!! Nice recipe!!

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy kebab super appetizer

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

the chicken version is so good, i am sure this one would taste equally good...

Arjunan Akilandeswari said... Reply To This Comment

They was a yummy dish...

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Love the way you create food!! so yum and healthy!!

chikkus Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks simply delicious dear ...yum yummy !!

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu kebabs looks delicious!

prethika skm said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu kebab is simply superb...simple ingredients but a great dish ...

Anu s kitchendelights said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy..never tried anything with tofu..bookmarked..will try it.

Eliza Lincy said... Reply To This Comment

So colourful kebab with the flavour of saffron is just inviting me to taste it.

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Saffron and tofu !! interesting combination! lovely

Preeti Tamilarasan said... Reply To This Comment

i shall give a try with paneer.. perfect for snacks..

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Reply To This Comment

perfect appetizer recipe.... looks so yummy

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

I have some paneer in the refrigerator, I am going to try this. The marinate blend seems delicious.

Heena Rathore said... Reply To This Comment

Great and yummy way to make everyone love tofu :)
Thanks for sharing :)

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This looks soo soooo yumm and healthy too.

Hari Chandana P said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious!!