April 22, 2010

Tofu Kabab

Here is a simple but classic method for the Tandoori delight,Tofu Kebabs. These kebabs are not only easy to make but will satisfy your craving for fried food. And this is certainly a favorite food for all seasons. Usually Kebabs give you a feel that its too complicated to make, but actually its not. There is no rushing and sweating to make this dish. Just follow few simple steps and in no time you will have nice hot, tender and juicy appetizer.
As for the vegetables selections, I used onions and capsicum. You can also consider using egg plants, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini. I am confident that the kebabs will be a perfect appetizer for all vegetarian lovers.

Preparation time:15 minutes

Standing time:3-6 hours

Total cooking time:15 minutes

2 cloves of garlic,crushed
2 tsp fresh ginger,grated
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1/4 cup mint leaves
1 cup plain thick yogurt
2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chili powder
1tbsp lime juice
salt to taste
1lb firm tofu,cut into 1 inch cube
1/2lb broccoli, cut into small pieces
1 capsicum,cut into 1 inch squares
1 onion,cut into 1 inch squares
oil to spray

1.Combine garlic,ginger,coriander and mint leaves.Grind it to paste along with 1/2 cup of water.
2.Whisk yogurt in a separate bowl and add the paste.Add rest of the dry ingredients and tofu cubes.Set aside for 3-6 hours.
3.Thread tofu,capsicum,broccoli and onion alternately.

4.Brush yogurt mixture lightly over skewer and place on lightly oiled griller tray and cook, brushing with the remaining yogurt mixture occasionally under high heat for 5-6 minutes.
5.Turn and cook,brushing again with yogurt mixture, for 5 minutes or until tofu is cooked or firm.Serve with saffron rice or mint chutney,if desired.

HINT:Dont over cook the tofu.15-20 minutes is sufficient for the tofu to fully cook.Soak the skewers in water before threading tofu and vegetables.
NOTE:I used Shan's tandoori masala.It gave a very good flavor.


Ana Powell said...

I have never eaten tofu but must get adventurous as your kebabs looks really yummy.
Plenty of lovely flavours, loved the photos x

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this look to good, something healthy and yummy!

Leena said...

WOW really tempting kababs...

Pavithra Srihari said...

tantalizing kabab... beautiful clicks

Madhuri said...

for veggies. looks really nice

Ann said...

fabulous pictures, and a awesome recipe. So creative and interesting

Kamalika said...

Ahh..very tempting...very easy too...

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Kalai said...

First thing is first - a very beautiful click. Inspires me to cook them!

And you make them sound very simpler! I would love to try this soon. Using Shan Tandoori masala for kebabs is quite interesting!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

Wow.. really healthy and delicious.. following you

Nithya said...

Wow.. looks really yummy.. :) Sure to try. :)

rekha said...

Came out perfect !! Loved it :) it was the first time for Tofu at our home!
Just one query, how do we get basmati rice like in ur pic...its always either ovr cooked, or un cooked...if cooked , they turn to be bit gluey, and doesnt suit best for those fried rice...any tip for that pedhakka ?

Cherine said...

This looks really tempting!