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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.

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Tofu Coconut Curry

First make pan fried tofu (the recipe is already on the blog).

Make the basic coconut curry (this recipe is also on the blog).

1/2 tbspn oil
1/2 tspn cumin (jeera)
1/4 tspn Hing (aesfotida)

Heat oil in a pan. When it bcomes hot add cumin and let it sputter.

Add hing.

Add the coconut curry puree that you have prepared already.

Take 2-4 tbspn of the prepared coconut curry if you need more gravy.

Stir well on a low flame.

Add little water according to how thick or thin you would like you gravy and let it boil for a minute or two. The gravy is done now.

Keep the pan fried tofu ready.

Pour the gravy on the tofu pieces.

Let the tofu and gravy boil on low flame for a minute or two and finally garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

Serve hot with Roti/Paratha. It tastes great even with steamed rice.

Tofu is an ideal protein food. It is low in saturated fat and contains no cholesterol. Tofu is a good source of dietary calcium, protecting against bone weakness, loss, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The soy protein and isoflavones in tofu are considered to be powerful cholesterol fighters. Tofu is believed to lower LDL and triglyceride levels which are strong indicators of heart disease. As a good source of iron, tofu helps in the process of energy production.

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