Tofu Pulao

Tofu Pulao

In my diet and gym days I got to know about Tofu. Till that time I just heard Soybean and never have soybean in my diet also. But as I started to know more about Soya, I was amazed and started to think why we are not using this wonderful grain in out daily life.
Tofu is a wonderful Soya paneer for vegetarian people. Its like protein god in vegetarian diet.There are lots of Health Benefits of Tofu. Soybean has lot of protein content and that’s why nowadays soya milk and soya paneer(Tofu) is gaining lots of popularity. 

I bought Tofu from frozen section of market , so I have to keep in freezer. After taking out, thaw the Tofu or keep at room temperature for 2 hours.

Tofu Pulao
Tofu Pulao

Ingredients
1 pack Tofu
1 cup Basmati Rice
2 medium size Carrots ,sliced
1/2 cup Peas
1/4 cup green pepper , sliced
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 cups Water
1 tbsp Salt
2-3 green chilies
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1  Cinnamon stick
3 Bay leaves
4-5 Cloves
2 Cardamom
1 tsp. cumin seeds
coriander leaves to garnish
Preparation
1.Wash all vegetables and cut them in slices.
2.Wash Basmati Rice with clean water and soak in water for 10 minutes.
3.Cut tofu into small pieces. I have used frozen tofu, so I have to keep it at normal temp for long time or you can thaw tofu once out of freezer.
4.Heat pan on medium flame and put olive oil. Add cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon stick and stir little.
5.Add green chilies and sliced onion. Cook til onion turns little pink. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute the mixture for few seconds till rawness of ginger garlic goes away.
6.Add carrots, peas and green pepper.(You can add many more veggies of your choice)
7.Stir all veggies with all spices and add soaked basmati rice (drained from water).Add 1 1/2 cups hot water into this rice.
8.Add salt and keep lid on pan. Let it cool for 8-10 minutes with medium flame.
9.After 5 minutes and rice half cooked, add tofu pieces, so tofu will get flavors of rice and spices while in cooking process.
10.Once rice is cooked nicely, switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

Tofu Pulao

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