A Rustic Tofu with a dash of Indian Spices

I was pulling together a small dinner party on Fire Island last night, and had chicken and shrimp on the menu. One of my guests asked what I'd be having, since I'm vegetarian, and when I shrugged, she suggested Tofu.

Since cooking on an island comes with some complexity (i.e., not all the ingredients I'd have at home), I improvised a dish and thought I'd share it with you.

2 blocks of firm tofu (140 gms each) cut into 12 blocks or so each
2 scallion greens, chopped
1 large onion, cut into chunks
10 medium sized white or button mushrooms, chopped into eighths
1.5 cups of corn sliced off cob or from a can
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt to taste (1 only add about 1 tsp.)

- 2 tbsp chili flakes
- 1 tbsp red chili powder
- 2 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp cumin powder

  • In a wok or large pan, heat the oil and toss in the condiments
  • Stir in the condiments into the oil, and then place the tofu cubes in the hot, spiced oil and fry them so that they get a little crust on all sides if possible
  • Take the tofu out of the pan and set aside
  • Fry the garlic and onion in the oil in the pan, and add in the mushrooms, scallion and corn
  • One the mushrooms take on a bit of a light brown/grey sheen, add the tofu back into the pan and let the whole mixture simmer for about 10 minutes on a low flame
Serve with rice or couscous



Abid Masih said…
Wow! The site looks like a rich resource for indisk mad (Indian food) and recipes. Thank you for sharing the post with us.
I came across your blog while looking for some Indian recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes :)
Riya Singh said…

Indian Foods are very spicy and very tasty. Thanks for sharing...!
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chowringhee said…
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