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Curried Spinach with Tofu Paneer

What you need: 

oil, as needed
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vegan parmesan, optional
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
1/4 pound extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed (should still be soft when cooked)
1/2 tablespoon curry powder
3-4 cups baby spinach

What you do: 

1. Heat veggie oil on medium heat in a large skillet. In a small bowl, mix nutritional yeast, onion powder, salt, vegan parmesan, water, and mustard until well-blended.
2. Pour mixture in heated skillet. Add tofu over-top of the "cheesy" sauce; coat tofu cubes completely with mixture by flipping, turning, etc. Allow to cook on 1 side for about 3-5 minutes, then flip. Move to one end of skillet.
3. In the newly available skillet space, add more oil (if necessary) and curry. Add spinach and mix well with curry/oil. Stir-fry spinach and curry until spinach is cooked through. Stir-fry spinach and tofu together until mixed evenly.
Serve immediately over pasta or grain of choice.

Preparation Time: 
10 to 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1-2
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Your recipe got my husband to eat tofu!!!! This was great! I cut up the tofu very small & let it sit in the spice mixture while I prepared the rest of our meal. I can see making this as a quick & easy dinner just for me with some rice or other grain.

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After having this in my recipe box since it appeared on vegweb I finally made this tonight!  I'm so glad I made it.  It was really yummy and my non-veg bf also liked it!

I did have to add a bit of water when mixing the tofu/'cheese' with the spinach otherwise it would have been super dry.  I also sauteed some onion and mushroom and added that too.

The only thing I would say is that it was a bit too salty and I only used half the recommended salt!

I'll definitely make again and will have to think of other things to use the cheesy tofu in - it was soooo good  :)>>> 

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Words cannot describe how delicious this was. The tofu was AMAZING. I omitted the vegan parmesan, as I didn't have any. I also added some sauteed onions. The tofu was so amazing on it's own that I can see using that in other dishes.

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this is amazzing!!! so good so easy. I am a die hard tofu marinater but this is so easy and flavorful!

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this turned out a lot better than I had thought it would; I generally don't like mushy tofu but with the cheesiness I didn't mind it at all.  The sauce really was very cheesy tasting, and the spinach part wasn't too spicy (which is a good thing for me).  I doubled the recipe and added half a sliced onion and 3 or 4 cloves of garlic.  Served over brown rice it made a tasty and filling dinner.

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Looks fantastic =)

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4.  I pureed the spinach sauce after cooking and added a teaspoon of garam masala and the juice of 1 lemon.

I think I'll try blending the spinach next time.  I made this tonight and while it was tasty, it was too dry for me.  mdvegan, I like how yours turned out so nice and creamy looking. 

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This was good with a few changes.

1.  I dry sauteed the tofu until golden then coated in the cheesy paste (I use a whole tub of tofu and the same amount of cheese because I didn't want it to taste too cheesy) and baked at 325 for 20 minutes.

2.  I sauted an onion in the pan before adding the spinach.

3.  I also added a tablespoon (or two?) of tomato paste and browned it before adding the spinach.

4.  I pureed the spinach sauce after cooking and added a teaspoon of garam masala and the juice of 1 lemon.

Using about 8 c. of spinach and 1 package of tofu, we got 3 hearty servings.

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Hi could somebody help me and tell me what "nutriti ???onal yeast"  is? I am longing to make this recipe and have been a vegetarian for a few years but have never come across nutritional yeast before. Ii live inCyprus and it is sometime very difficult to obtain certain things - is it like Marmite?

Nutritional yeast is yellow, flakey, and non-activated yeast which is often fortified with B-vitamins, making it very healthy. It can usually be found in the bulk aisle of Whole Foods. It has a nutty cheesy flavor, making it ideal for cheesy vegan recipes. I also like mixing it into soups and spaghetti sauce for added protein, vitamins, and flavor.

http://www.bulkfoods.com/yeast.htm

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Hi could somebody help me and tell me what "nutriti ???onal yeast"  is? I am longing to make this recipe and have been a vegetarian for a few years but have never come across nutritional yeast before. Ii live inCyprus and it is sometime very difficult to obtain certain things - is it like Marmite?

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