Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tofu Yummyness

Tonight's dinner was one of those rare successes with a first-try recipe. Yay! The original recipe, from some website that I can't remember, did not have any veggies, nuts, or raisins, and called for chicken rather than tofu.

Tofu Curry
2T oil
1T margarine or butter
1/2 tsp cumin seed (optional)
1/2C finely chopped onion
1/2 T minced garlic (3 cloves)
1T minced ginger (about 1")
4T tomato paste
1/4 tsp tumeric
3/4 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp groung corriander
1/4 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne
1 block of tofu, extra firm
1 bag of mixed veggies (ours had zuchini, summer squash, broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans)
1/4C cashews
raisins for garnish.

Boil veggies as directed on packaging.

In a pan, heat oil and butter on medium-high for 1 min.

Add cumin seeds and toast for 1-2 min.

Add onion and cook untl it begins to brown.

Add garlic and ginger and cook 1-2 min.

Add tomato paste, spices, and salt. Mix, adding just enough water to make a nice paste.

Add tofu and a handful of cashews, cook for 2 min.

Add 1/2C water, stir, cover, and turn to low. Simmer for 8 minutes.

Garnish with raisins if desired. Serve with rice.

It was so exactly what I wanted to eat, so satisfying....

Even A ate it!!!! C did not, however, stating that he wasn't a fan of mushy stewy things and that he'd not deprive me of leftovers by forcing down a bowl. LOL.

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