Monday, May 21, 2012

Spinach Tofu Stir Fry

Don't you think, will you not agree? This is such an attractive, healthy, power packing and so tempting side dish (Beans Thoran, Red Cabbage Thoran, Chloe Masala, Chilli AlooEggplant Tikka Masala & Tapioca Stir Fry)? Spinach Tofu Stir Fry. I don't know about you, I was over the moon and over the hill and over cloud nine after I made this vegetarian side dish and after tucking in, we all at home agreed. We felt as though we are in a non-boring vegetarian food zone (Turmeric Tomato Soup, Cucumber Yogurt Salad, Cauliflower Fritters, Kurkuri BhindiIndian Style Mustard Greens, & Plantain Crumble). Of course. I mean, are you not drooling? You should. Otherwise, I rest my case. Whatever. Spinach and Tofu stir fried alongside garlic and cumin seeds, omit chillies for kid friendliness (Bitter Gourd, Aloo Gobi, Mor Kulumbu, Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry & Mor Rasam).  

1 bunch (about 400g) spinach - discard roots, rinse and cut into 1 inch length
1 packet (about 300g) white hard tofu - cut into bite size pieces
1-2 red chillies - remove seeds and slice thinly
10 garlic - smashed
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Squeeze of lemon/lime juice
2 tbsp of oil
Salt for taste

When oil is heated, saute garlic.
Add cumin seeds and tofu pieces.
Stir and cook till tofu becomes brown on the edges
Add spinach and sliced chillies.
Drizzle lemon/lime juice over and season with salt.
Stir for a couple of minutes prior to dishing out.


  1. Yup I love it tat way also...
    We call it plain fried...tasty though with some wok hei...

  2. Very healthy recipe,Tofu is always one of my favorite too,Yum :)

  3. This dish is showing some best healthy flavors in good price.

  4. This looks so so so good. I love both tofu and spinach. We eat tofu a ton in our home and I wish spinach were easier to come by here. Beautiful photos and awesome recipe!

  5. There is so much you can do with tofu now days and it is so tasty-even Paula Deen has found it delicious! This dish does prove that it does not require a lot of preparation to taste good. Great balanced dish with healthy greens as well. Have a great day!

  6. Love this dish, Nava!
    Tofu and spinach are my favorite! Not only are they fairly economical...they're both very nutritious too!

  7. I love this nava!! im a vege lover... without vege my appetite go down.. :D

  8. This looks lovely, I rarely have tofu but this has made me want some!

  9. I cannot resist a stir fry tofu dish, especially as delicious as yours my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. These are my two favourite vegetables! Everytime I read your post, I feel so happy because you are cooking all my favourite food.

  11. Looks so delicious! I would not mind eating this hearty and healthy dish for lunch or dinner.

  12. Lovely dish, Nava! Cumin and Tofu - YUM!

  13. Love the interesting mix of flavours!


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