Winner, Winner Tofu Dinner!

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Tofu is a prominent food that has gained popularity in the past few years. Only a few ingredients in the culinary world are super healthy and great at taste too, and tofu is surely on the list. When the world tries to eat healthily and becomes calorie-conscious, tofu comes into the picture as it is healthy and also an amazing substitute for meat.  There are different and unique theories on how this protein-packed food has originated and evolved through the years but now, it has made its debut in almost every household around the world. East Asia is one of the places that consider tofu as important as meat and well they’re not wrong to do so. Vegans have a serious love affair with this ingredient, not just because of its texture or health factors but also because you can experiment so much with this ingredient. Tofu contains high amounts of protein, calcium and other essential minerals. You should know that the marination and making of this ingredient plays a very important role in deciding the outcome of your dish, so here I am, to your rescue!

Try out these tofu-tastic recipes and I am sure you will forget meat instantly!

  1. How to make Tofu 

Making tofu is almost similar to the process of making cottage cheese, which is quite an easy and simple task. But, tofu is made with soy milk and thus it captures all the vegans' hearts. Soy milk is curdled and pressed to form a block of tofu. And, this recipe will make it much easier and guide you to prep your own homemade and yummy batch of tofu.  

  1. Vegan Polenta cakes with Stir-fried veggies and Tofu  

This week, make your meatless Monday exciting with Vegan Polenta Cakes and Stir-Fried Veggies and tofu. This zesty, zingy, and spongy cake is considered an Anglo-Indian amalgamation served with stir-fried vegetables and crispy tofu chips. Doesn’t it sound supremely yummy to you?

  1. Tofu and Black Bean Burger 

Tofu burger is one of the most unique burgers to enjoy! While the meatless burger craze is rising all around the world, we think tofu burgers are amazing enough for everyone from vegetarians, non-vegetarians and vegans. Black beans help you to keep your bones healthy and indigestion as well. Tofu and black bean burger is a combination of deliciousness and goodness and this should definitely be on your list if you love burgers. 

  1. Gajar and Tofu Barfi 

Barfi is a perfect dessert but now, it can be healthy too. This barfi is wholesome as well as a clean option that everyone can opt for. Healthy soy milk and jaggery cooked with carrots and shaped into yummy squares of deliciousness. Take a bite and fall in love!

  1. Bhapa Doi with Tofu 

Bhapa Doi is a classic Bengali dessert that is more like a desi cheesecake prepared with all things desi! But this Bhapa Doi is made with beancurd so that vegans can also enjoy this yummy dessert, guilt-free. So, for your next celebrations, try this recipe instead of the regular one!

  1. Paella with Tofu 

Spice up your rice game with paella which is an extreme favourite to the Spanish people. This rice recipe is filled with aromatic flavours and spices and is one of the most comforting dishes you can ever have. Generally, Paella is cooked with seafood but this one’s especially for the vegans and vegetarians because it has the terrific tofu in it. So, make and enjoy!

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.