Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tofu Paratha and Sandwich


I used to take tofu because it's nutritious not because i liked it. It was okay for me, but not a favourite. I saw a tofu omelet recipe and i wanted to try it. It was a flop and it turned into scramble, but the taste was very good. Addition of milk blended well with the tofu and gave a nice taste. Sort of like ricotta cheese minus the sweet taste. I started making it frequently and one fine day it occured to me to make it as parathas since my kids prefer parathas to rice. It was an instant hit! My toddler literally snatched each piece from my hand and gobbled it :) My 6 year old asked me what i put in the paratha and when i said Tofu, his jaws dropped to the floor. Hehe..Sometimes, it helps not to tell what's in there before they have their food :)








Ingredients :

Wheat flour - 2 cups

Salt to taste

For the tofu scramble :

Tofu - 14oz

Onions - 1 (i used onions instead of spring onions)

green chillies - 6 (increased it for the parathas)

Milk - 3/4cup

Mustard seeds, hing and urad daal


Method :

You can find the Tofu scramble recipe here.

For Parathas :

Add water to the wheat flour, little by little and keep kneading till you get a pliable dough.

Cover with Saran wrap and keep it aside for atleast an hour. This really helps you in getting soft parathas. My parathas used to be hard as a plate if you didn't eat them as soon as they were made. I tried so many tips i got from different people and this is the best that worked for me.




Divide the dough into equal sized balls. Take each ball and make a cup out of it and stuff the tofu scramble. Close it and roll it into paratha. Cook it in a hot tawa for 30 seconds. Flip and apply few drops of oil. Cook for another 45 secs to 1 min and flip again and apply oil on the other side. Both sides should be golden brown. (Phew! It's so tough to explain in writing :D)

The same filling can be used to make sandwiches. Here are the yummy sandwiches :)



I am sending this to

1) Srivalli's MM-Kid's lunches
2) PJ's Tasty bytes for toddlers
3 )Roma's JFI : Wheat







40 comments:

Lavanya said...

paratha looks yummy vibaas n healthy too..i like all kinds of parathas..sandwitch is nice entry for the evnets!!

Pooja said...

Healthy parathas vibaas...Looking perfect..

Priya Sriram said...

Thats a wonderful thinking Vibaas! I guess you need to get creative when having kids! hee hee!!
Btw, paraths picture looks wonderul and sanwich looks cute! :)

Cham said...

Stuffing tofu is new and healthy. The paratha look thin :)

Vibaas said...

thanks gals. You gals are quick :D

Jaishree said...

Paratha looks yummy & healthy vibaas:) Nice click.

Varsha Vipins said...

I loved the 1st pic..Was wondering b what it is,when I saw it..:P..I love Tofu's dear..succulent stuff..yummy Parathas n sandwich..:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

tofu stuffed parathas....cant imagine the taste...delicious

Shama Nagarajan said...

tofu stuffed parathas...cant imagine the taste......delicious

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds healthy! sandwich too looks great!

Varunavi said...

Healthy and delicious too.sometimes we should fool our kids by not telling them the truth.I always do that.

Priya said...

I tried parathas with tofu long back, but never tried as stuffed parathas, thats an excellent idea of preparing sandwich with tofu..Healthy n prefect entry VIbaas..

Madhumathi said...

Nice way to include tofu in diet..Parathas are looking perfect :)

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Ann said...

What an idea sirji ? loved and loved..superb

Chitra said...

wonderful and healthy parathas,so yummy!!

Asha said...

Those patathas are so perfect girl, almost like a machine made them! Do you have a paratha machine? :D

Great job, wish my parathas were so healthy and round.Enjoy! :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

i make paratas with paneer.havent tried with tofu.even i never bought tofu.Pic of paratha is perfect.now a days my daughter started eating stuffed paratas.good that kids liked that.

Ashwini said...

Wow nice round and healthy paratas..Looks so yumm and perfect.

Keerthana said...

Parathas look perfectly done! i have tried paneer stuffed parathas but never with tofu so far.

Vani said...

What a lovely idea to stuff parathas with protein-packed and flavorful tofu!

Preety said...

i too am not a big fan of tofu but like to use sometime because of its nutritional value..both recipes r gr8 to have tofu in diff form..

Vrinda said...

I know tofu is healthy ,so tried once didn't like the taste.Pic looks superb

Vishali said...

wow....nice parathas and sandwiches....never tried tofu...shld do it once...:D....good one Vibaas...rotis look good.

Priya said...

I wish I could grab one of the sandwiches :( Your parathas look perfect

Indhu said...

delicious parathas... love the idea of a tofu scramble :)

Vibaas said...

thx all of you for your lovely comments.

Asha, i'm the paratha machine. haha :)

A_and_N said...

I was going to ask you how did you manage to get out the water out of the tofu but you answered that already in your post by saying that you scrambled it...nice idea :) Paranthas looks lovely!

Vibaas said...

thanks A_and_N :)

Sanghi said...

Wow excellent recipe. I get tofu in lot of types here, but i'v not tried buying as i'm not familiar with any dish out of it. Now, after reading this, i'm ready for the market dear.. :)

romaspace said...

unique & delicious sandwich. Thanks for participating in JFI-wheat.

Premyscakes said...

very innovative viba, tofu paratha sounds interesting.

Sia said...

perfectly shaped and great looking parathas. i have stuffed tofu in kulchas and i simply love them :)

Vicky Xavier. said...

Tofu paratha recipe and the tips to make it soft are very useful . Must try it soon. Parathas looks perfect.

Chandani said...

parathas look yummy and very healthy!!

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious, Both of them.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Very innovative and healthy recipe Vibaas, yummy parathas :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow. very creative dish with tofu.

Suparna said...

wow vibaas,
That looks perfect! the parathas are lovely, the tofu filling is a healthy choice :) great for sanwiches.that was really interesting.
TC

Srivalli said...

parathas look lovely..am sure kids love these!

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