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As you can see my blog is about food and recipes. I love eating and trying out new recipes all the time.
Very often we mum's think of healthy and interesting food options that we can make for our kids especially when they are back from school knowing that their lunch boxes never come back home empty. Hence I always feel its important to give them a healthy and wholesome snack once they are home. When my kid comes home from school I always try and give him some source of carbohydrate combined with proteins along with this, a fruit and milk, or puddings made from milk. Kids normally can't eat too much at one time, so the portions can be small but giving them a little from each of these food group ensures a balanced meal.
I have some interesting ideas that I'd like to share with you all. You might find some of my recipes very basic but I am hoping that my blog is helpful not only for Indians but for people all around the world! Indian food is quite popular and enjoyed by most, so hopefully you can attempt recipes from here and make it yourself now, in your kitchen. Please do go through my recipes and give it a shot at trying them. Let me know how things turned out and if you enjoyed your experience of cooking.... Feel free to get in touch, share your experience, leave a comment or ask any questions you may have. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I do hope its helpful.
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Pan Fried Tofu
This tofu (also available in the local store) is a more firm one and its easier when you flip them while applying the spices or flipping in the pan while frying. Also the firmer one can be added into curries so they wont break that easily.
Once you open the packet you will see the tofu is like one big block.
Slice the tofu into medium sized slices as shown:
SPICES YOU WILL NEED:
1/4 tspn Turmeric
1/4 tspn red chilli powder
1-2 tspn coriander powder
1 tspn dry mango powder
Sprinkle the spices on the sliced tofu pieces:
Gently press the surface of the tofu a little so that the spices stick onto it:
Now flip the tofu:
And add spices on this side as well:
Heat 1 tbspn of oil in a non stick pan:
When the oil is hot, slide the tofu gently into the pan:
Cover it and let it cook on a medium high flame for about 5 minutes:
The tofu will look something like this:
Now gently turn the tofu so the other side gets cooked as well:
Cover again and see that both sides are nicely done. This is how the soft tofu will be. You can have them with roti or even just like that.
And the firm tofu looks like this after its pan fried:
You can use which ever you prefer. Both taste great.
***I always knead chapati dough with tofu (I do not use any water at all). This way its more nutritious and kids don't even realize something is added into the dough. The rotis come out really soft. You must try this out!
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- Totie Fields