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Feb 20, 2012

Tofu Masala Rice N Special Award !

      Day 5 of Blogging marathon and today's recipe is very nutritious n protein packed lunch box recipe. Rice looks like a rich biryani/pulao but it takes only 10-15 minutes to prepare this yummy n healthy rice. I started replacing paneer with Tofu. Tried so many recipes like curry/stir fry/pulao etc with tofu in place of paneer. My kids not able to find the difference between tofu n paneer , they know only paneer n started loving tofu :))  I simply stir fried the tofu cubes with Indian masala n then added it to the sauted rice. This was too good n tofu remains so crisp n yummy. U don't like Tofu?? then try this way i am sure u will love to eat Tofu. Try this....
     Before entering into the recipe i would like to share a good news with you all. Few days back i got an email from Banypaul, editor on Be@home with subject " award for your awesome cooking blog"  She also added "I just stumbled upon your blog and you have an awesome site with some mouth watering vegetarian recipes! It's great to see there are still people out there who make room in their hectic lives to cook and do an excellent job of it at that."  and had send me this "Creative Chef Award". I am on cloud nine :) You know what? there are some days where my work were not appreciated but now everything changed already won so many awards from my fellow bloggers n this special award exclusively for my blog n hard work :) A way for me to connect with people worldwide...!! A Zillion thanks to Banypaul for this special award and really am going to cherish this wonderful moment forever n ever :))

  1. Cooked Rice    1 cup (i used Basmati rice)
  2. Tofu    1/2 cup or more (cubed)
  3. Onion    1 large(sliced)
  4. Tomato   1 large (chpped)
  5. green chili   1no.(halved n slitted)
  6. Shahi Jeera/black cumin seeds    1/4 tsp
  7. mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
  8. Salt   to taste
  9. Oil   2 tbsp
  10. Cilantro   2 tbsp(finely chopped)
For Tofu Masala
  1. Red chili powder   1/2 tsp
  2. Coriander powder   1/4 or more tsp
  3. Cumin powder   1/4 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder    a pinch
  5. salt   a pinch
  • First cut the Tofu in to small cubes and take all the masala(chili,corinader,cumin,salt,tur) in small bowl n mix well.
  • From this take 1 tsp of mixed masala powder in bowl n add cut Tofu cubes mix well and keep aside.
  • Then chop the vegetables n cook rice  spread it in a wide plate/bowl n cool completely.
  • Now Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a small pan n 2 tbsp of oil in a large pan.
  • To the samll pan all the cut masala tofu n fry in medium heat until it turns crips n golden brown.
  • And to the another pan, add mustard n shahi jeera and wait till it pop.
  • And then add sliced onion n green chili and saute till onion turns golden brown.
  • After that add chopped tomato and stir fry for  a minute n add already prepared masala and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then sprinkle some water n cook for another minute and then add cooked rice and mix everything gently.
  • And then cook covered for a minute and then add the fried masala tofu n cilantro.
  • Mix everything well and turn off the stove.
  • That's it...Delicious n Healthy Tofu Masala Rice is ready to serve.

You can also add clove,cinnamon along with tempering ingredients.
Ginger garlic paste can also be added for more spicy n flavor.
Instead of Tofu you can also use Paneer.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13


  1. Tofu masala rice looks absolutely delicious.....n congrats on the award...u truly deserve it:-)


  2. Wow! such a delightful the pic with tofu on the fork..

  3. Hey mouthwatering this recipe

  4. Love tofu in this form. Yummy.

  5. heartiest congrats Sangee - awesome to be recognized for hard work! this is another winner rice - you seem to be on a roll :)

    1. Thank You Priya for your Hearty wishes n for your lovely comment...U never fail to encourage me...glad to have found U!!

  6. wow super recipe..i loved ur clicks also

  7. Congrats for ur award..wish many more dear

  8. Looks lovely & must be tasting amazing :)..Many many congratulations on ur award ! Indeed a well deserved one :)

  9. Wow..Rice with Tofu..Interesting :)Going to try it soon..having one tofu pack!!Congrats for the Award :)

  10. congrats on the award and delicious rice ......

  11. wow..yummy n tasty yaar.looks awesome......

  12. Congratulations Dear! It always feels great to be appreciated.
    Tofu rice looks very good. A flavorful and delicious rice

  13. Congrats Sangee...the rice looks healthy and flavorful.

  14. excellent recipe and pictures, and congrats fort he special award, you truly deserve.

  15. Awesome looking rice, rice recipe, wd love to try soon, have a pack of tofu at home, beautiful clicks and you deserve this award, congrats....btw, round-up of spotlight : winter vegetable is out, check...

  16. simple and delicious rice...perfect for lunch box...nice presentation n lovely click!

  17. One more yummy rice, congrats on the award dear, you totally deserve it, you have one amazing blog..

  18. Congratulations dear... U definetly deserved this award... I love ur recipes...The rice looks delicious n I love Tofu...

  19. Congrats on your well deserved award...........

    Tofu masala rice luks awesome dear....yummy...

  20. hi sangee.......congrats on ur award!..:)
    lovely recipe...i was wonderin how to use tofu in my i kno!thanks..

  21. Nice healthy recipe dear packed with flavors.

  22. mm really it looks like tofu biryani.....yumm!!

  23. Wow!! very healthy and flavourful rice.

  24. Congrats on your special award sangee, Wishing you many more.
    Tofu masala rice looks very tempting n perfect one pot meal. I know many people don't like tofu but anything with tofu I'm in. I feel one just have to develop the taste of it :)

  25. My heart felt thanks to everyone for your lovely comment n wishes...

  26. Very lovely recipe and pictures are fantastic!

  27. Hi Sangee.. congratulations :)) a truly deserved one.. must say!

  28. Congrats n this is such an wonderful click ..beautiful recipe..

  29. Rice looks absolutely delicious. Congrats on the award...

  30. congrats on your award :) :) you deserve it sangee !! tofu rice is very interesting :)

  31. Congrats on your award and you are one creative food blogger no doubt about it,see this rice preparation itself,whenever I need a inspiration to cook something new your space is where I stop by.Keep up your wonderful work.

  32. What a fantastic recipe for tofu addicts all over! I'll definitely be making this in the near future. And I just wanted to chime in with my congrats as well--so congrats!

  33. This looks really really tasty! I love those tofu dices.

  34. Looks great! I love tofu!


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