Lunch/Dinner

Tofu Spinach With Quaker Oats – Healthy Winter Recipe

Palak Paneer is a vegetarian dish from the Indian subcontinent, made with paneer or cottage cheese in a thick paste made with pureed spinach and seasoned with ginger, garlic, and other spices. This Tofu Spinach recipe is exactly the same, the only difference is that I have swapped the paneer or cottage cheese with tofu.

Spinach Gravy In Tofu

Tofu is a good source of protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It is also a valuable plant source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. This curry is a delicious way to add greens and tofu in your diet. The best part of this curry is – it is easy to prepare.

Healthy Lunch Recipe

To make this curry healthier I have added homemade oats flour. Oats are loaded with dietary fiber and have a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties. In this recipe, oats flour helps to makes this curry creamier and silkier.

Healthy Winter Recipe

Tofu Spinach With Quaker Oats – Healthy Lunch Recipe

Ingredients:
Tofu – 200 gms
Spinach – 2 bunches
Finely chopped onion – 1 big
Finely chopped tomato – 2 big
Finely chopped garlic  – 2 tbsp
Finely chopped ginger – 1 inch
Finely chopped green chili – 1
Homemade Oats Flour – 3 tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Quaker Oats

Method:

  1. Remove stems from the spinach and wash thoroughly in running water. Blanch in boiling water for two minutes. Now transfer boiled spinach into ice-cold water to retain the green color. Squeeze out excess water and grind it into a smooth puree.
  2. Now heat 1/2 tbsp of ghee in a nonstick pan and lightly fry the tofu pieces till they turn sightly golden. Transfer them to a plate.
  3. Heat oil in the same pan on low flame and add cumin. Allow it to crackle.
  4. Then add chopped onions and sauté on a medium flame until translucent. Now add ginger, garlic, green chili and cook for 5 minutes on the medium-low flame.
  5. Add coriander powder, red chili powder with chopped tomato and cook until masala leaves oil.
  6. Now switch off the gas and allow masala to cool down. Grind cooked masala into a fine paste and transfer grounded masala into the same pan.
  7. Switch on the gas and add homemade oats flour. Stir constantly to roast for 2 minutes on low flame.
  8. Now add puree spinach, saute tofu, and salt into the cooked masala.
  9. Mix well with 1 cup of water and cook on low flame for 10 to 12 minutes. Do stir the sabzi after every 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Switch off the flame and add ghee. Stir it once.
  11. Serve hot with paratha or chapati.
Tofu Spinach Curry

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