Today is Indian Independence day . An Important day for all our fellow Indians to renew our vow for working towards the betterment of our Motherland.
On this historic day ,I have another reason to celebrate . Its a small milestone as this is my 50th post on my blog. I owe it to all my family and friends who have encouraged and supported me to reach here. I would like to thank each one of you and dedicate this post to all of you for your immense support.
As you all know I try and experiment different cuisines(Vegetarian). I was introduced to this Ghee Roast Masala by a Manglorean friend. I made Ghee roast masala at home and started experimenting.
A very simple,Easy and yummy dish to prepare.
You can substitute with Paneer , Potato or mushroom.
I am sure you will love it.
A great Starter which your guests will love.
Recipe for Pan fried Tofu ghee roast masala.
Recipe for Ghee Roast Masala Powder:
Prepares approximately 700 Gms ghee roast powder
1/2 Kg Dried red Kashmiri chillies – for a nice bright colour.
125 Gm Coriander seeds
50 Gm Jeera
50 Gm Peppercorns
2 Handfuls of fresh garlic, keep the skin on.
1. Clean & remove the stalks of the chillies.
2. Either sun dry them for a few days or Incase you cannot sun dry just roast it lightly but ensure it does not burn.
3.Roast the rest of the ingredients (except garlic ) separately at a low flame for a few minutes only, until they are a shade darker and starts to get aromatic (the aroma is hard to miss). Remove from heat and let cool.
4. Combine all ingredients and grind into a fine powder. Sift using a metal sieve.
This can be stored in a airtight container upto one year in the refrigerator.
Sun dry the garlic flakes for a few days and then mix to the above mixture.
Do try small quantities first.
Recipe for Pan fried Tofu ghee roast masala:
Take firm tofu cakes and slice them into thin strips. Smear some ghee and grill for 10 Mins at 180C for 10 Mins.
Make a thick paste of the above Ghee roast powder by adding a little water. Add salt to taste and 1/4/ Tsp Amchur powder(Dry Mango Powder) . Mix all the ingredients together. Dip the tofu strips in the masala and ensure the masala is smeared evenly. Heat 2 Tsp of oil in a pan. Place the masala coated Tofu strips in the pan. Roast on slow fire on both sides and ensure it does not burn. Just 5 Mins on each side. Pan fried tofu is ready. Garnish with coriander and serve with freshly chopped onions or raw salad.
I am sure you cannot stop at one.