Monday, May 11, 2009

Tofu Paratha -Zero oil series

Ingredients

Tofu filling:
2 cups Tofu, crumbled
1/4th cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
½ tsp Kasoori methi
1tsp ginger- garlic paste
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp kitchen king masala
½ tsp cumin powder
1 tsp dry mango powder/ lemon juice
Salt to taste

Dough:
2 cups whole wheat flour (Atta)
Salt to taste (optional)
Water to knead

Step 1:
Put the wheat flour and salt in a wide mouthed vessel and add just enough water and knead it into soft and manageable dough. Set it aside

Step 2: Tofu filling
Take all the ingredients mentioned for the tofu filling in a bowl/plate and mix thoroughly and set it aside.

Step 3: Making Parathas Make equal portions of the dough

Take one portion and roll it into a small disk like circle and spoon about 2-3 tbsp of the tofu filling and fold the sides and bring them together and seal it lightly.

Flatten the dough ball and dip it in dry flour on either sides and roll it gently into a medium sized paratha.
Cook it on a medium-low flame by pressing gently on the edges and centre, flip it and cook on the other side in the same manner.
Place it on a plate and dust off the extra flour from the parathas (it's essential to to this as we do not use oil in cooking/frying the parathas, so they tend hold flour on it's surface, and look extra fair ;))

Repeat the same method with the remaining dough.
Serve the parathas hot with pickle, curd, raita or sabzi of your choice.

P.S: Another alternative for tofu parathas is that you could mix the tofu filling ingredients with the wheat flour and knead it into a soft dough using just enough water. And roll them like regular chapattis.

48 comments:

Parita said...

Super..never thought of using tofu in parathas....healthy and delicious :)

Kayal said...

The parathas looks so yummy and oil free. Thanks for sharing.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Great recipe Suparna...healthy and delicious rotis :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

oil free light version of pararthas, good idea Suparna: :)

Prathibha said...

I have the same one in my drafts lol...looking lovely..perfect shape..

Ann said...

Suparna,parathas looks soft and yummy..healthy too..great picture..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have never tried cooking tofu,think its healthier than paneer! Parathas looking good Suparna!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! suparna looks very helthy treat ..thanks

Vani said...

tofu for protein and no oil too - nice!

ARUNA said...

zero oil sounds gr8.....parathas look very soft!!

Lisa said...

I would probably substitute paneer for the tofu. Your parathas look just lovely.

Soma said...

Bring it on girl.. a great variation to paneer paratha sans the oil & paneer. love it!
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Shreya said...

zero oil is perfect! I always make parathas by kneading the ingredients with the wheat flour to make the dough. Can never make stuffed parathas well...love your tofu filling, i usually grate the block i get to buy and saute it before kneading. This version is really good, because of the zero oil!:-)

anudivya said...

I am amazed at how you were able to make it absolutely without a drop of oil. Sounds perfect for the way I like to eat.

Cham said...

Delicious Parathas with tofu!

Smitha said...

WHoa! Oil free stuff. And so healthful. Can I drop in???

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Tofu paratha sounds interesting to me. I have not thought or tasted it. I wonder what it tasted like.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Zero Oil am in... Nice soft looking parathas...

Pooja said...

Wow yummy oil free parathas! Healthy too with tofu filling!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

You are on a roll - girl!
Very nice ! I have to try one of these...

sowmya said...

good and healthier option for parathas.. i make with paneer only..will try this one..

Varsha Vipins said...

Zero oil sounds so superb Sups..Paratha is yum..n me..I use no oil..but ghee for Paratha's,,now how sinful is that..:D

Priyameena said...

Tofu in a paratha such cool idea..With a zero oil..what a healthy and a awesome meal..

Pavithra said...

Paratha is looking so good and oil free sure i will try it out

Suparna said...

Thanks friends, it's just an attempt towards healthy cooking :) glad all of u encouraged the idea of zero oil.
Keep visiting.
TC

Sushma said...

tofu is very easily available here in Singapore, so I always substitute paneer with tofu for whole lot of dishes. One such recipe is this, I fool my family by saying it to be paneer paratha :p
Coming to the tofu paratha, they look perfect Suparna

Chitra said...

want to try tofu , its in my try list..will try ur paratha

aquadaze said...

your parathas look perfect..I am hesitating to try tofu yet, but the blogsphere is slowly nudging me there :)

Varunavi said...

Paratha looks perfect and healthy subsitute of panner.On top of all that it is oil free,innovative....

Pooja said...

Nice idea of making parathas with tofu..Healthy replacement..Looks yummy..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

gr8 to knw its zero oil...snaps r just superb..im new to ur blog..its just wonderful :)

Superchef said...

parathas without oil or ghee? unbelievable!!!! that is one thing i need lots of ghee to make :)

maybe i should slowly start switching to these..tofu will be such a great different filling to parathas :)

Purva Desai said...

these are healthy parathas.....nice idea of adding tofu in parathas

Suparna said...

Thanks for the visit and words of encouragement friends :)
TC

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Thank u 4 posting comment in my blog suparna :)and i liked it very much :)
surely u can c me often :)zero calorie sounds interesting :)

Trupti said...

lovely recipe suparna..paratha looks delicious & healthy too

mandira said...

we make parathas with paneer...why dint we ever think of using tofu? great idea and a wonderfully healthy recipe.

Vanamala said...

interesting recipe....good one

rekhas kitchen said...

great recipe helthy one will try it for sure.

Jaya said...

it's very healthy recipe dear Suparna..
and porotha khob bhalo hoyeche..
let me extend an invitation to you for a very small event of "Save The Earht"..details are in my blog ..would love to see you there..
hugs and smiles

Valarmathi said...

Tofu and oil free paratha. That's really healthy. Looks delicious.

Suparna said...

Thanks for visitng friends :)
Jaya thanks will def. try and be a part of the event, shall c u at ur blog soon :)

Padma said...

New ro ur blog... parathas look lovely and that too oil free... great :)

Uma said...

Wow, zero oil! parathas look perfect and tempting :)

Vicky Xavier. said...

Zero oil series ... a must for me nowadays. Can't even think of swimming with all my winter fat:)
Nice job dear. Lovely idea with tofu.

Smitha said...

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Sushma Mallya said...

HI suparna...nice blog and this looks nice and healthy as well....

Sanjana said...

These look awesome! And so healthy! Thanks for sharing. Definetly following you so that I don't miss a recipe!

Sanjana from KO Rasoi