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Curried tofu scramble with peanuts

Being a vegetarian I am always looking for ways to add good protein to my family’s diet. Tofu is an awesome protein and can be molded into any flavour you want. I was not a big fan of tofu initially, but since then I’ve experimented with different recipes and have come to relish it . I make it several different ways and this recipe of curried tofu scramble is one of my favorites and will surely pleasure anybody who likes to have a little spice in their food.

1 Pack of extra firm tofu ,I used Nasoya organic tofu
1 green chilli split in half
1 green pepper cut in thin strips
1 medium size onion cut into small pieces
1 medium size tomato cut into small pieces
Small piece of ginger about an inch, cut into thin
5 stalks Scallions cut in small slanted pieces
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon oil (Any vegetable oil like canola, sun flower or olive oil will do)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoon rasam powder ( Or you can use curry powder).
2 table spoon shelled dry roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste

Remove access water from tofu and crumble it in small pieces.
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and add cumin seeds
When cumin seeds sizzle, add roasted peanuts and fry for 30 secs
Add onions and salt, fry for a minute
Add tomatoes , green pepper, green chilli,ginger ,turmeric powder,coriander powder,rasam powder and salt.Mix well and fry for 2 minutes.
Add crumbled tofu and mix well.
Lower heat.Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Add sugar and lemon juice.Mix well.
Take off from heat.
Garnish with scallion pieces and server.

I hope you enjoy it. There can be several variations to it,some time I toss a couple of handful of spinach leaves or peas or corn to it .Also adding a table-spoon of butter or ghee to it in the end gives an awesome flavour.

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