This vegetarian tofu peas curry is a perfect option for the health-conscious. For extra flavour, you can also chop add cubed pineapple into the curry. Better yet, add more of the nutrient-packed turmeric powder into the curry.
- 350 g firm tofu, cut into bite-sized pieces
- ½ tsp cumin seeds
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp ginger paste
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp cumin powder
- 1 tbsp coriander powder
- 1 cup peas
- ½ tsp vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp oil
- 5 stalks of cilantro leaves
- 4 stalks spring onions, finely chopped
Heat some oil in a pan. Fry tofu until golden brown and set aside.
Heat some more oil in a pan and fry cumin seeds for 1 min, then add onions and cook until golden brown.
Add ginger paste, garlic and tomatoes, stir well and add salt, turmeric, cumin and coriander powder. Cook until the oil separates from the masalas.
Add peas. Cook for 4-5 min.
Add water and bring to the boil. Add tofu and allow the curry to simmer for 3-4 min.
Add vinegar, garnish with cilantro leaves and spring onions.
Photo: Angela Guo Simply Her, Recipe: Sudeshna Basu and Pradipta Kundu