May 24, 2010

Last of the tofu: Tofu masala puris

I didn’t plan on this one. I actually wanted to make tofu ice cream but S discouraged me of the idea in such a manner that I was a bit apprehensive to try. And so? Tofu puris.

IMG_6588 Crispy soft tofu masala puris.

Interested enough? You should be. Of all the 3 tofu dishes I’ve made over the past week, this was hands-down my favourite. It was crispy yet soft, flavorful yet subtle. The perfect dish to conclude the long weekend. So here’s what you need -



1. Tofu

300 g, finely crumbled with your hands

2. Atta 400 g or 2.5 cups
3. Oil 2 cups for deep frying and 1 tablespoon for mixing into the dough
4. Water Enough to make dough of the right consistency, approximately 1 cup
5. Dry spices

Salt to taste, 1 tsp of dhaniya-jeera powder, 1 tsp of red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp of sugar, a pinch of turmeric

IMG_6607 Serve with any hot subji and you’ve got yourself a killer combination.

How? Just mix all the ingredients to make a consistent dough like chapathis or parathas. Let it sit for at least an hour. Use some fresh atta  to make small balls from the doiugh and roll them out into puris of the size you desire. Heat the oil for deep frying sufficiently before frying your puris. Test with a bit of dough. Do not keep the flame too high or the puri will cook only externally but not all over in addition to “drinking in the oil”. Next.. just deep fry and drain the excess oil on a paper towel before serving piping hot with the subji of choice. Bon Appétit!

IMG_6617a Served with Mughalai Subji (Holler if you want a recipe).

One thing’s for sure though… I bet all of you are as done with tofu as I am. Whoosh! Here’s hoping for wider ingredients to feature here soon. :D


Radhika said...

Checking the blog after 2 days and wow is all that i can say! Amazing fotos and recipies. Thanks Jaya. Will try some soon.

Jeniffer said...

Love the photos! And you seem to have become quite pro at the tofu deal. Lolz. Anyhow, I did try out your kofta recipe and I must say my husband was impressed. I am non-Indian and he thought I'd bought it at the local Indian takeaway. Thanks much and keep them coming :-)

RGL said...

Here's the holler. Recipe for the 'mughali' subji please. Everything looks soo yummy. Miam-Miam

Jaya said...

Radhika-> Welcome back and thanks! Do try and report back.

Jeniffer-> That's wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to try out the recipes. And you get brownie points for reporting back on the words of praise from your husband too! It's great to hear. Thanks a bunch and keep visiting!

RGL-> Thanks a ton! As for the Mughalai subji.. it's uncomplicated. I'll probably post it when sometime soonish. Thanks for asking and keeping me motivated.

Everyone, thanks for the comments and keep visiting!

Musing Gal said...

Guess its been a few days since I visited your blog.. All 3 tofu dishes are interesting. I would try them all, thanks for sharing. Photos are also great!
Oh.. and Mughlai Subji sounds nice too... Hollering for it :)

TopChef said...

Stunning pictures and yummy recipe. Excellent, keep up the good wok (or work) :-P

Jaya said...

Musing Gal-> Thanks da! Sure try them when you can. Haha and thanks for hollering for the subji. Will make a separate entry for that and post it here. Thanks and keep visiting!

TopChef-> Coming from someone who has that nickname, it's a compliment for sure. And loved the wordplay! :)

Thanks and keep visiting everyone!

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