Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tofu Bell Pepper Curry With Chopped Pistachio

Fist of all I want to wish you all A Very Happy Belated Diwali. I was busy in the entire festival hustle bustle so all my post delayed.
I am sharing today a very delicious recipe which I make this Diwali. In the day of Diwali we don’t eat any non veg items even onion and garlic are not allowed in the dish. So I make a simple curry with little spices but the twist of this simple yet elegant recipe is when you add generous amount of chopped pistachio. I hope you all will enjoy Tofu bell pepper curry with chopped pistachio.

Tofu/ Paneer cube   1 cup
Bell pepper cube   1 cup
Tomato cubed     ½ cup
Tomato puree      ¼  cup
Potato cubed        ½ cup
Cayenne powder ½ tsp (optional)
Sugar   ½ tsp
Fenugreek seed  ¼ tsp
Carom seed /Ajwain  ¼ tsp
Asafetida/hing  ¼ tsp
Oil    3 tbsp
Pistachio  4 tbsp chopped 
Salt and pepper   to taste 


Heat oil in a pan. Add fenugreek seed and carom seed when they start to splutter add the cubed potato and stir until the potato are cooked and fried a little bit. Then add the tomato cube and bell pepper cube and the tomato puree, asafetida, cayenne powder (if using), pepper, sugar and salt and stir and cook for few minutes. Add a cup of water and let it boil for another 4 to 5 minutes on high flame while it is boiling add cubed tofu. The gravy will be almost dry then add chopped pistachio (if you are not that calorie conscious then you can slightly toast this chopped pistachio on butter and use it). Don’t use all the pistachio, keep some for garnish and your tofu bell pepper curry is ready. Have it with bread rolls or naan paratha or simple flat breads. Tofu bell pepper curry has a very unique flavor and a very pleasing and smooth taste. I am sure you will love this taste.

Sending this recipe to Ammaji's Recipe blog event Cooking without Onion And Garlic

Be Happy And Stay Healthy.


Kalpana Sareesh said...

too good..

Padhu said...

Healthy combo!

Anonymous said...

Definitely going with the paneer cubes. Yum!

Angie's Recipes said...

Love tofu!This looks so tasty.

motherrimmy said...

Your curry pictures are truly mouthwatering. It's lunch time and I have nothing in the house that looks nearly as good.

Katerina said...

This looks so appetizing Sutapa!

Jay said...

very flavorful n interesting curry...looks fabulous..;)
Tasty Appetite

Shanthi said...

Interesting and tempting

Anonymous said...

The pistachios are just right with this. Looking good.