“Not-So-Plain” Tofu

“Not-So-Plain” Tofu Recipe



Serves 4.


1 pound organic tofu (firm tofu works best)

1/2 cup ghee

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon black mustard seeds

1 pinch hing

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 green chili, chopped fine

1 small handful cilantro, chopped

1/2 onion, chopped fine

1/4 teaspoon turmeric



In a frying pan, heat the ghee on a medium flame and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and hing. Stir until the seeds pop.

Add the garlic, chili, onion, cilantro, and turmeric. Cook until the onions are slightly brown.

Crumble in the tofu. Stir and sauté gently for a few minutes. Cover and let sit at the back of the stove for the tofu to absorb the spices.


Tofu is astringent, cooling and sweet.

Vata should eat this in moderation. It is heavy to digest and may also stimulate kapha. Extra garlic and chili (and moderation) will keep kapha calm.


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