Monday, 15 December 2014

KALE AND TOFU SIDE DISH

KALE AND TOFU SUBJI
(suitable for vegans)


Two weeks ago, I set out to make stir-fry noodles with tofu. Having no tofu in the fridge, I asked my son to bring tofu while coming back from the office. In a hurry, he got two packets of soft (silken) tofu instead. Now I had to use this soft tofu somehow in another recipe as it would have been too soft to use in noodles. I checked the fridge and found one bunch of fresh kale, and thought that kale would go very well with soft tofu.


As I was chopping the kale, my mind was just thinking of what else can be added to this dish- maybe some onions. That is how this new dish was invented in my kitchen. I fried some onions and made this new dish of kale and tofu, which came out very nice. I and my husband enjoyed it with rumali roti (soft thin Indian flat bread) with plain yoghurt and the green salad. Because I really enjoyed it, I thought of cooking it again and writing a post about it.



                                                                                      


As I have mentioned in another post that I started using a lot of kale in Canada only because it is easy and always available throughout the year here. In addition to that, I have read a lot about its health benefits so I am trying some new dishes with it too. I feel the combination of this dark green vegetable and a lean protein is really beneficial. I have tried mixing kale with lentil also, that recipe I will share in another post.
For this recipe, I have used red kale, which I have never seen before.While shopping for kale at my organic grocery shop, I didn’t get the green variety, only got the red variety. Next day I checked the images of red kale on Google and was satisfied to know that there are other varieties available other than green too.


RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • One bunch of kale
  • One small pack of soft tofu (300 grams)
  • One large chopped onion
  • One tsp cumin seeds or mustard seeds(I used mustard seeds)
  • One tsp coriander powder (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper powder to taste
  • Two tbs olive/coconut oil (any oil of your choice)
METHOD
  • Chop finely and rinse kale leaves two-three times in clean water.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan, add cumin seeds and wait till it changes the colour.
  • Now saute the chopped onion till translucent.
  • Add kale leaves with salt and coriander powder, turn after every few minutes, do not cover the lid because kale will leave some water which will soon evaporate.
  • Crumble the tofu and mix well in kale. Cook till all the water evaporates from kale, sprinkle black pepper powder and turn off the gas.
This can be served with naan/roti or dinner bun. This dish can be served to 4-5 people.

This recipe I am sending as my blog entry for The Hearth and Soul Hop event.
And also for Cook Blog Share event, and with Vegetable palatte March, and with saturday spark link party, and with From the Archives Friday,










And for another at Lisa's Kitchen, and for best recipe of 2014 event, and for meatless monday event, and with Virtual Vegan Party, and with creative Monday blog., and with Weekend recipe link party, and with Extra Veg March 2015, and with Happy healthy and green blog hop, and with Real food Friday,














     




28 comments:

  1. A healthy recipe and looks delicious! I have yet to try this kale.

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  2. Thanks Shobha for your comment, it is healthy and tasty as well

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  3. The spices you have used in this healthy and delicious dish sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  4. Yum! I am really getting into kale I think I will have to give this a try. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

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  5. I am usually not a fan of the softer tofu myself but this looks like a great side dish! Thanks for linking up with us today for Meatless Monday hope to see you again!

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  6. Thanks for joining us Sadhna! So excited you added your recipes to this weeks linkup! I have only cooked with tofu a few times, but I need to cook more. I think you should bring us recipes every monday :)

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    1. Thanks Tina, I will definitely share more recipes for this event.

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  7. Hello there! Visiting from Creative Mondays! I think this is an utterly brilliant recipe idea. I have two packets of silken tofu in my cupboard which I am not sure what to do with AND I just bought kale. My husband has recently turned vegetarian so I am really glad to find this(I adore tofu). It is also very lovely to meet you! x
    xx

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    1. Thanks very much for visiting my blog and for a nice comment.

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  8. I love both kale and tofu. Thanks for linking up to Extra Veg!

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  9. Thank you for sharing with VP, the round up will be up on the 1st April.

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  10. I can almost smell this gorgeous dish from my kitchen table! I love cumin and coriander and this side dish sounds super! Thank you for sharing with Extra Veg! :)

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  11. Thanks Sadhna for sharing this delicious tofu and kale recipe. I spotted it on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #79. I'm a plant based whole food eater and therefore savor tofu recipes all the time. Hope you'll visit my blog too. Funny, the only time I posted a recipe that includes tofu is called "How to Make Eggplant Lasagna That's Delicious Sans Pasta and Cheese!" and the ink is http://obloggernewbie.blogspot.com/2014/10/how-to-make-eggplant-lasagna-thats.html. You gave me inspiration to do a tofu recipe in the future. Nancy A @obloggernewbie.blogspot.com

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    1. So nice of you Nancy, thanks for visiting and for your comment. I will check your blog.

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  12. This is my kind of plant-based meal! I could eat this every day! I actually make a similar dish sometimes and eat it with brown rice or quinoa. It's a delectable combination. Thank you so much for creating and sharing this amazing Kale and Tofu Subji with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party. I'm pinning and sharing.

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    1. Thanks Deborah,so nice of you for your lovely comment.

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  13. Hi Sadhna,
    Sounds like a healthy side to dish since Kale is a powerhouse of nutrition. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & Tweeted!

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    1. Hi Marla, i am happy that you liked it. Thanks for your comment.

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  14. Thanks for linking up at From the Archives Friday! This is an interesting recipe, I'm not sure my picky eaters would try it,

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  15. Don't you just love it when something great comes together that wasn't exactly planned? Thanks for sharing your creativity, it's inspiring! So glad to have you with us at From the Archives Friday, I hope you'll come back next week and share some more of your awesome posts!!

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    1. Thanks dear for your visit and awesome comment.

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