|| Tofu Jalfarezi ||

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Paneer (cottage cheese) Jalfarezi is an Indian delicacy mixed with paneer, tomatoes, chilli and peppers. Paneer Jalfarezi is very popular Indian dish and is a spicy dish. I’ve replaced paneer with tofu to make it more healthy and gluten free and thus named as Tofu Jalfarezi!

Jalfarezi is actually derived from word jhal and parhezi, a Bengali and a Urdu/Persian word which means spicy food and food that is suitable for diet.

It is a mix of tomatoes, peppers, baby corn and any vegetable that you like. In this particular one I’ve used colored peppers and tomatoes.

Nutritional Value

This dish has goodness of vegetables, the best antioxidants and spices like chilli, turmeric and Coriander powder. The spices are anti flamatory and thus good for our body.

Tofu is also a low cal gluten free food made from soya and is excellent source of protien, iron and calcium.

|Ingredients|

▪ 1 cup tofu
▪ 1 cup mix pepper
▪ 1/4 cup chopped onions
▪ 1/4 cup onions, cut lengthwise
▪ 1/2 cup tomato, finely chopped
▪ 1 green chilli, finely chopped
▪ 1 teaspoon ginger paste
▪ 2 teaspoon tomato sauce
▪ 1 tomato, cut into slices and deseeded
▪ 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Spices

▪ 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
▪ 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
▪ 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
▪ 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
▪ 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
▪ 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
▪ Salt to taste

▪ Coriander to garnish
▪ Oil for sautéing

|Method|

▪ Cut tofu and pepper into thin long slices.
▪ Heat oil, once done add asafoetida and jeera and ginger paste.
▪ After few seconds, add chopped onions, chopped green chillies and saute until light brown.
▪ Once done, add all the spices (except garam masala), tomatoes, and lengthwise cut onions.
▪ Fry for sometime on high heat and then reduce the heat and cook until it leaves oil.
▪ Add peppers and vegetables of your choice and saute on high heat for 5 minutes untill nearly done. Don’t overcook the peppers and retain the crunchiness
▪ Add tofu and mix gently adding salt to taste.
▪ Leave for few minutes so that the tofu is completely marinated with the mixture.
▪ Finally add the deseeded tomatoes and mix on high flame, the tomato should not get over cooked and should retain the freshness.
▪ Just before serving add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves!
▪ Serve with Indian flatbread!

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Enjoy! ♡

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