Vegan Meat Balls
1 package medium firm or firm tofu
1 zuccini grated
i carrot grated
1 inch piece of ginger crushed
1 teaspoon corriander powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
3/4 teaspoon garam masala
Cayenne pepper powder to taste
salt to taste
1 bunch chopped cilantro stems, save leaves for garnish
4-6 tablespoons whole wheat flour or chick pea flour(besan)works better
Crumble tofu coursly with hand and drain in a sieve. Add the reamining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and make oval balls 1 cm thickness, and fry in oil over medium heat till golden brown.
Prepare sauce:1 can crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce1 pinch hing1/2 teaspoon ciumin seeds2 bay leavesfresh ginger crushedred Chilli pepper powder1/2 teaspoon garam masala1/2 spoon turmuric powder1 tablespoon of oil
Heat oil, and add cumin seeds. Brown slightly, and add rest of the ingredients except tomatoes. Fry for few seconds, and then add tomatoes. Cook on high for 5-10 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste. Simmer for 15 minutes, and turn off the Heat.
Add the fried balls and leave for 30 minutes. Reaheat and garnish with fresh corriander leaves. Serve with hot naan, rice or chapatis.
Note: if no gravy is there, add boiled water as needed to get desired thickness.