Saturday, August 12

Healthy Tofu Podimas

In recent times consumption of soyfoods have increased steadily and people are becoming aware that soyprotein offers a good alternative to meat, poultry and animal based products . Tofu which is prepared from soymilk is rich in proteins has low calories, contains beneficial amounts of iron (especially important for women of child bearing age) and has no cholesterol(a risk factor for heart disease).
I wanted to include tofu in my cooking and heard thru my friends that tofu can be used in place of paneer. I made palak paneer using tofu . Though it came out well ,we did not like the taste of it. It was then one fine day I thought of grating the tofu and prepare it like egg podimas . U wont believe!! it looked just like egg scrambles and was good to eat also.
From that day tofu podimas has become a regular item in our house. I make this dish once in a week. Try this out and u will love it.


1 pack of firm tofu
onions- 1 large chopped finely
Tomato- 1/2 chopped finely
Green chillies-3 chopped finely
curry leaves- a few
coriander leaves- a few
pepper powder- less than 1/2 tsp
salt to taste


Heat 2 to 3 tsps oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add onions, green chillies and curryleaves. Fry till the onions become trans parent and add the tomatoes. saute till it becomes soft.
wash the tofu and grate it with a grater. u can straight away grate it to the cookingpan itself. cover it with a lid ,keep it in a slow flame and cook for 10 mins. No need to add water. Add salt and pepper powder. Garnish with coriander leaves. Tofu podimas is ready.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Prema,

Thank you for sharing the idea, good ways to get kids eat different alternatives of Tofu.