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Tofu Biryani

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A delicious and flavourful vegetarian biryani dish with tofu, onions, tomatoes in a spicy yogurt gravy. Ideal for weeknight dinner or for any occasion. Serve with raita.

tofu briyani

Tofu – 800 gms, extra-firm, diced (available readymade)
Plain Yogurt – 2 cups
Saffron Strands – 2 tsp, soaked in 1/2 cup milk for 30 minutes
Onions – 3 to 4, sliced
Tomatoes – 3 to 4, chopped
Basmati Rice – 2 cups, washed, cooked
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 to 3 tsp
Green Chillies – 4 to 5, chopped
Coriander Leaves – 2 cups, chopped
Mint Leaves – 1 cup, chopped
Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 cup
Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
Oil as required
Salt as per taste
Raisins – 1/2 cup

1. Grind together the ginger garlic paste, green chillies, coriander leaves and mint leaves to a fine paste.
2. Transfer to a large bowl.
3. Add the garam masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and plain yogurt.
4. Mix well.
5. Heat little oil in a nonstick pan over medium flame.
6. Stir-fry the tofu pieces until golden and add to the yogurt mixture.
7. Mix well.
8. Cover and keep the bowl in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours.
9. Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed pan over medium flame.
10. Saute the onions until light golden brown.
11. Remove the onions and keep aside.
12. Add the tomatoes and little salt.
13. Cook for 2 minutes.
14. Add the tofu with the marinade and the reserved onions.
15. Stir well and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
16. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 2 minutes.
17. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
18. Pour the saffron mixture and stir until combined.
19. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
20. Remove from flame, garnish with the raisins and stir gently.
21. Serve with raita.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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