Monday, April 23, 2012

Tofu Masala Paratha N Cucumber Raita

Hi friends
Hope U all doing good and I m so so happy to meet you all after a very long time, really i missed my little space and my dear blog buddies a lot. I love so much my space n u my dear friends and so more addicted to blogging. And the first n foremost reason for my addiction is my blog buddies, really i am so lucky to have such wonderful friends. Some of them are connected with me on FB and they never fail to enquire about me n my health on my absence. Really all their Prayers and Wishes made me so much better and thank you good hearts for your Prayers and support. Special thanks to Sobha,Priya,Julie,Nalini,Ramya Bala,Rasya,Vimitha,G7 buddies, Raji,Real Steal,Maha for all your love, care n for your Prayers too.
Because of my personal health issue i couldn't do it for the past few weeks but from last Friday i was feeling much much better, but for my knee still facing the issue and today I got my knees tapped (like maavu kattu we do for fracture) so i couldn't move or walk freely and i supposed to take bed rest for some more days. But i want to divert myself n want to engage in some activity so i am Back today :)
Coming to today's recpe, a protein rich and filling Paratha with Silken Tofu n Indian masalas and a super cooling and tasty Cucumber Raita to go with. I made this paratha long back and this was my last recipe i made n clicked for blog :) This Tofu Paratha recipe was slightly adapted from Show me the curry site. I tweaked to my taste.Paratha turned out so tasty and filling....I served with cucumber Raita and Moongdal curry /Moongdal Tadka. So satifying and delicious lunch. Lets move to the recipe...

Ingredients
  1. Whole Wheat Flour    2 cups + for dusting n rolling rotis.
  2. Silken Tofu / Soft Tofu    1/2 cup(mashed)
  3. Turmeric Powder    1/4 tsp
  4. Chilli Powder     1 tsp
  5. Garam Masala powder     1/4 tsp
  6. Cumin seeds     1/4 tsp
  7. Cilantro    1/4 cup(finely chopped)
  8. Salt    as needed
  9. Oil    1 tsp
  10. Water    to knead dough
Notes:
Instead of cilantro u can also add a handful of chopped spinach or methi leaves.
Adjust masala or spices to your taste.
Instead silken tofu u can also try this paratha with mashed potato or with mashed moongdal or tuvar dal.
Method
  • Now take wheat flour in a wide bowl, add salt, cumin seeds,chilli powder,garam masala and turmeric,mix well.
  • After that add silken tofu n chopped cilantro, combine well and knead it to smooth dough using very little water.
  • Add a tsp oil, knead to soft n smooth dough and cover it using a damp cloth and leave aside for 30 minutes or more.
  • Then again sprinkle 1-2 tsp of wheat flour and keand the dough again for a minute and divide it to 8 equal lemon sized balls.
  • On a well floured surface, take one ball n start rolling gently to 8-9" parathas.
  • Do repeat the same procedure for remaining dough.
  • Heat tawa/griddle,toast the parathas on both sides till turn light golden brown spots appear n puff up or until done...drizzle some oil on all around the parathas.
  • That's it...Soft n Delicious n Healthy Tofu Masala Paratha ready.


Cucumber Raitha

 Very simple and yummy raitha perfect for hot sunny days. this is chunky cuucmber raitha, if u want u can also shred cucumber n proceed. This raitha goes well with any Biryani/Pulao and Parathas also. But i kust love this with Spicy Parathas a lot. I always like to add some finely chopped chillies to my raitha but its completely optional. Adding cumin seeds to raitha gives nice taste n enhance digestion so don't omit that.

Ingredients
  1. Yogurt/Curd    1 and 1/2 cup(beaten)
  2. Cucumber   1 no.(peeled n diced too small)
  3. Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
  4. Salt   to taste
  5. Cilantro    2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  6. Green chilli    1no.(finely chopped) - optional
  7. Tomato    2 tbsp(diced too small)
  8. Onion   1/2 of a small onion(thinly sliced)

Method
  • Chop cucmber(remove the seed n center part),onion,tomato,cilantro n chilli.
  • Take curd in a bowl, beat well add salt n cumin seeds mix well.
  • Add all other things - cucumber,onion,tomato,cilantro...mix everything well.
  • That's it...Tasty n super cool Cucumber Raita ready.
  • Serve raitha with sprinkled chaat masala or cumin powder on top.(gives nice flavor n taste).


Ok friends that's it for now...will try to meet you next week with another interesting recipe...
Thanks !!

39 comments:

  1. happy 2 seeing back dear.....n happy 2 listen dat feeling much better,.........Yes...vthout blog cant stay away peaceful..i can understood......bt u came back..so,,rock vth super delicious recipe......

    paratas luks yumm.best vth curd..
    maha

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  2. Don't worry Sangee u will get to work on blog soon. Perfect parathas with yummy raitha.

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  3. Love the idea of paratha with broccoli, healthy and tasty.

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  4. Good to know that u are feeling better...Dont strain much..Take proper care...parathas look super...

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  5. You have a very colorful and informative blog Sangeetha. I landed in your space reading Shoba's blog. I am so happy to follow you now.

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  6. Delicious and healthy parathas...glad to know that you r feeling better

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  7. Hi Sangee, get well soon and come back dear...
    Yummy n delicious combo, looks perfect...

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  8. Delicious paratha...looks yummmy

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  9. scrumptious parathas calling out to me wish i could tear a piece and dunk into that refreshing cucumber raitha sangee so good to have you back hugs dear :)

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  10. wow...very healthy and delicious paratha you have prepared.....I can taste the parathas and raita through your beautiful clicks...Loved it dear.

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  11. Winner combo! mouth watering at the pcitures!

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  12. I am so happy to see u back dear :) U have come back with a blast...healthy parathas and refreshing cucumber raita :) awesome combo and I appreciate all ur efforts in the midst of ur pain !!

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  13. Well made Sangee. Glad to see your post after a long time. Take care of your health.

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  14. Perfect lunch box paratha..All is well .. that u are getting recovered ..

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  15. Easy tiffin recipe .. lovely parathas.

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  16. good to see u back again!,....lovely recipe!

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  17. great to see you... healthy parathas and refreshing cucumber raita... yumm

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  18. Glad to see you back...delicious and healthy parathas.Raitha and the dhal is the perfect combo for these type of parathas.

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  19. Looks Nice, beautiful display...

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  20. Glad to see u back, i know we cant sit idle..Dont strain much and take enough rest dear.. Both parathas and raita looks incredible and super filling..

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  21. Sangee welcome back and hope you recover soon fully. The paratha and raita looks perfect. I know blogging is very addictive but some times it definitely has to take a back seat. So take care.

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  22. Welcome Back Dear...........yummy paratha and raita.......Take Care

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  23. Wow Sangeetha,these parathas and everything looks so yum,great clicks too:)Great to know your feeling better:)Loved your post

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  24. Great news and happy to hear u r feeling better.welcome back .Dont worry ,take care and take proper rest.Yummy parantha and raita

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  25. they look soft and delicious. nice flavors going in there.

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  26. Welcome back to blogging! I can completely attest to the fact that blogging is ADDICTIVE! seriously!
    Glad you are back to the scene with a lovely recipe and an interesting way to use tofu :)

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  27. perfect recipe combo for summers..lovely clicks..

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  28. the parathas look so yum and a nice recipe with tofu...i have also posted a tofu recipe today for Prabhas event. Sorry dear, I couldnt check with you on your health...i was busy at work and then we were in kerala for vishu...hope you are feeling much better now...get well soon and keep posting yummy recipes...

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  29. That is a lot of enthu.. great job.. hope u feel better soon...

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  30. Good to know you are getting better Sangee, do get well soon, missing you in the blogging space, and again one more wonderful recipe from you..

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  31. Super yummy, and the clicks are fabulous....

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  32. Welcome back...Very nice click on yummy paratha...

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  33. Good to see u back... The recipes are as always amazing. Take adequate rest and get better soon..!

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  34. Your clicks and the delicious recipe is making me hungry!

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  35. Nice way to include the tofu! Have not tried so far, but i shall try this way

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  36. good to have you back. Take care. Lovely recipe.

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  37. super tempting paratha's.looks delicious

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  38. thanks for sharing.

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