Jul 11, 2013

PALAK TOFU


ever heard of palak paneer? well here is the delicious vegan alternative to that gorgeously green indian dish! served with brown rice, this dish packs in plenty of protein, all-important iron, as well as manganese, vitamins A + K, and magnesium. 

how? 

1 block of firm tofu, cubed
1/2 brown onion, finely diced
1 clove of garlic, finely diced
1 teaspoon of turmeric
2 teaspoon of garam masala
1 packet of frozen spinach (200g), thawed
1/2 to 1 cup of vegetable stock
2 cm chunk of ginger, finely diced
1/4 teaspoon of ground chilli powder
1 teaspoon of oil (i used canola)

fry off your tofu in the oil in a medium saute pan until golden brown. remove and set aside. add the onion and garlic to the pan and saute until translucent. add the turmeric, garam malasa and chilli powder and stir to combine. add the spinach, ginger and enough vegetable stock to bring the spinach mix together into a 'sauce'. cook for 5-6 minutes until thick and saucy. return the tofu to the pan and stir to coat and heat through. 

serve with some deliciously nutty brown rice - yum!

serves 2

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