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Protein Veggie Delight
From: praqhini

  • 1 small cup tofu pieces
  • 3-4 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 large onoins chopped fine
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 small cups peas - if frozen, bring them to room temperature
  • 2 small cups corn - if frozen, bring them to room temperature
  • 2 small tomatoes fine cut
  • 1 tbsp wheat flour
  • 2 green chillies - cut
  • 1" piece ginger - cut in fine pieces
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp knoblauch
  • 172 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon-clove powder
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds (good for tofu digestion)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. vegan margarine
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

Put the washed spinach in a pan, add 1 cup water and a pinch of salt.

Cover and boil over a high flame for 2 minutes. Cool quickly, or hold under running water in a colander.

Put in a mixie, add green chilli, knoblauch, ginger and run for a minute. Keep slightly coarse, do not make very smooth.
Keep aside.

Cut the potatoes into square pieces all sizes approx. equal.

Heat 1 tbsp butter and first add the soya chunks, next potatoes, peas, corn, cook for 5 mins.

Pour this mixture in another bowl and keep aside.

In the same hot pan, add 1 tbsp margarine, now add the cumin seeds.
Add the chopped onions and fry till very tender / transparent color
Add the tomato and further fry for two minutes.
Add the cinnamom-clove powder, paprika powder (as per state) and fry till tomatoes turn soft.
Add spinach gravy and potatoes, peas, corn and soya mixture, kept aside earlier

When it resumes a boil sprinkle the flour, stir well, not to form lumps. Boil for 5-7 minutes. Add lemon juice
Add salt and pepper as per your taste

Just before serving heat half tbsp margarine in a tiny saucepan and add the cumin, let it crackle.
Now, pour this over the vegetable and mix gently.
Serve hot with bread, rice, baguette

This proportion will serve approx 6 people
Cooking time : 45 mins

Depending on the what all is available, you may want to add more peas, less potatoes, more corn etc etc.

Benefits : Tofu adds protein value, potatoes, peas and corn make it a very filling veggie

Soya milk can also be added instead of water to cook the spinach if you do not have tofu /soya chunks.

Bon appetit!