Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mixed Greens with Tofu

This recipe is my attempt at giving a nutrition boost to an already great recipe. Palak Paneer (Spinach with cottage cheese) is one of my all time favorite dish. This weekend I had a full bag of mixed greens (Mustard, Collard, Turnip and Spinach) in my refrigerator and a block of firm tofu. So I improvised and used my Palak Paneer recipe by replacing spinach with mixed greens, Paneer with Tofu and Cashews with Almonds. The result was a wonderful, mouth watering and extremely nutritious side dish to go along with rotis. Here’s a toast to good health.


Mixed Greens – 1 medium bag
Onions – 1 Medium
Garlic – 2 or 3 cloves
Tomato – 2
Almonds – 10 or 12 soaked in water for 10 minutes
Firm Tofu - 1 block cut into 1 inch cubes
Turmeric Powder – ¼ Tsp
Cumin Powder – ¼ Tsp
Cardamom – 2 pods
Cloves – 4 or 5
Cinnamon – ½ inch stick
Cumin Seeds – ¼ Tsp
Green Chilies – 3 or 4
Salt – To taste
Olive Oil – 1 Tbsp


  • Coarsely chop the mixed green and cook in boiling water for 5 minutes until they wilt.
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan and saute the garlic and onion until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the cardamom, clove, cinnamon and green chillies and sauté for a few minutes
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes and sauté until the tomatoes have cooked
  • Grind everything along with the wilted greens and soaked Almonds
  • Reheat the saucepan and gently sauté the Tofu pieces until they have browned a little on all sides. Keep aside.
  • Reheat the saucepan again with some olive oil and add the cumin seeds.
  • Add the ground mixture, salt, turmeric powder and cumin powder and the tofu and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rotis or parathas

Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts Source: http://www.nutritiondata.com/

Disclaimer: Nutrition Facts are approximate

1 comment:

Annie Nguyen said...

I’ve been looking forever for something delicious and quick to make that's vegan. So thrilled to come across this Vietnamese noodle soup Happy Pho. It takes 15 mins for me to cook & has super healthy ingredients, so it’s tasty and doesn’t make me feel terrible afterwards like a lot of Asian prepackaged products. I found it at Whole Foods Berkeley but I think they’re at a bunch of other stores too http://staranisefoods.com