STIR-FRY VEGGIES


STIR-FRY VEGGIES
This is my third dish with tofu in a row. Some of friends were wondering whether I have turned into a health freak. The thing was that I had bought 2 packets of tofu from Wegmans recently and since I had opened them I needed to finish them off, so I have been looking for dishes with tofu. This is one such dish. Here I have used sweet mini-peppers because I love their taste. Even usual bell peppers can also be used here including other veggies like cabbage or carrots.

INGREDIENTS:
Onion, medium-sized, 1.
Peppers, coming around to 1 cup when chopped.
Broccoli, 1 medium head.
Tofu, a few slices, baked or fried until brown.
Chili powder, ½ teaspoon.
Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon, (optional).
Salt as per taste.
Garlic, 1 clove.

PREPARATION:
Cut the onions and peppers into long thin strips and crush the garlic coarsely. Cut the broccoli into small heads. Bake the tofu for 15-20 minutes at 300 degrees until they turn brown and let them cool. Heat some oil in wok. When the oil is hot, add the chopped veggies along with garlic and sauté for a minute under medium-high heat. Then add the chili powder, seasonings, salt and keep sautéing for 5-10 minutes under everything is tender. Take care not the mush the veggies. They should still be crisp. Finally add the tofu pieces, mix everything well, and serve hot as a side dish with breads or rice.

VARIATIONS:
If needed, the tofu can also be added without frying. Even cubes of paneer (cottage cheese) can also be added here. A green chili slit into 2 can also be added while sautéing.

18 comments:

Viki Xavier. said...

Stir fry veggies looks yummy. Nice dish with tofu. Looking for more healthy items like this from you. Keep posting :)

DEESHA said...

looks lovely .. i always love veggies

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Interesting I wish I go for some tofu shopping now...

n33ma said...

I love stir fry,its so healthy and looks so colorful.Very well done.

Bhawana said...

Looks good Gita :). stir fry veggies are too tempting :).

Sujatha said...

this sounds very easy and healthy.. love the look!

vidhas said...

Looks healthy. Tofu i have tried long back, next time i will include in my list

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks healthy and yummy.

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Jaishree said...

Stir fry veggies looks yummy &too tempting gita:)

Laavanya said...

I've been wanting to have stir-fried veggies ... since it's been so long since i made it. So bought a pack of veggies. Yours looks so colorful and yummy.

Yasmeen said...

It good to see yet another tasty tofu recipe with veggies:)

Purva Desai said...

Stir fry Veggies with Tofu this sounds really nutritrious and healthy option....

Vaishali said...

How delicious those veggies look, Gita, and I love that you added tofu. Very nice!

Purva Desai said...

I have never tried making it with whole wheat flour, but one can try...the only reason All purpose flour is used to get its fluffy and soft texture...

Sunshinemom said...

This is how I love my veggies! They taste great and get done quick:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

AM LOOKING FORWARD FOR THE NEXT HEALTHY DISH YOU ARE GONNA POST

Sophie said...

This sounds like a healthy no-fuss meal :). I'd like to include it on our blog, please let me know if you are interested :)!

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