Yay for it being Friday! I don’t have too many big plans this weekend. I have to wake up pretty early Sunday morning so I am going out tonight. I decided to have a couple friends over for dinner beforehand. When you tell boys there is a free dinner, they will usually jump at the chance. I found another Indian recipe from allrecipes. This site has so many great recipes to choose from. My one friend is not a fan of tofu (he is missing out) so I decided to also throw chicken in the mix to keep the peace. This recipe also gave me another use for my garam masala seasoning.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 (14 ounce) package firm tofu, cubed
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 2 tablespoons garam masala
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups water
Me cooking it up in the kitchen
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cubed tofu, and cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 10 minutes; remove from the skillet and set aside. Reduce the heat to medium, and pour in the remaining canola oil. Stir in the onion, garlic, and green pepper. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
2. Return the tofu to the skillet along with the garbanzo beans and tomato. Season with garam masala, salt, and pepper, and pour in the water. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until thickened to your desired consistency. Remove from the stove, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
(I cooked the chicken similar to the tofu in a separate dish. I added the chicken in with the tofu at the end.)
Nutrition Information: Calories: 221 (without rice) Amount Per Serving: Total Fat: 15 g, Sodium: 166 mg, Dietary Fiber: 4 grams, Protein: 12 g
I served my meal over rice. I wish I had naan, but rice did the trick. It was so delicious…and simple! The only thing is that I probably would have only used 1 cup of water versus 2. The garam masala seasoning really just punches up the flavor.
The verdict from the boys: Thumbs up! Ok, not exactly, but they cleaned their plates so I figure that’s a good sign. My friend even tried the tofu and said it wasn’t bad.
Hope you all have a great weekend! I am going to hang out with them tonight for a bit and hit the hay. They are supposedly launching the new body pump this weekend. I will be sure to give you an update. It sounds intense.
What is your favorite type of cuisine to cook at home?