Spicy Spinach Tofu
1 lb spinach
1 box extra firm silken tofu, drained, 8 cubes 1/2 inch each
1/2 inch ginger
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
a pinch of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
a pinch of ground turmeric
salt to taste
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons oil (canola or vegetable oil)
Add 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepan and fry tofu cubes till golden brown. Set aside.
Wash and cut spinach. Add 1/2 cup water in a large saucepan and add cut spinach leaves and let it boil till it is cooked (changes colour). Drain water and set aside.
Cut tomato into 8 pieces and set aside.
Finely cut garlic and ginger and put it in mixer. Add boiled spinach leaves. Add cumin powder, black pepper, cinnamon, red chili powder and salt and blend all these ingredients in the mixer.
Add 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepan and heat. Add cumin seeds and turmeric powder. fry tomatoes. When cooked (they loose firmness) add the spinach mixture. Add 1/4 cup water. Bring to boil. Add fried tofu pieces. Its ready to serve.
Its an excellent dish with white rice or flat vegan bread.
Quantity of spices could be increased as per discretion to make it more spicy.
Its a low fat dish.