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Asparagus and Tofu with Indian Spices

 
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Lots of flavors, lots of textures. You will love this Indian-inspired dish that's packed with yumminess and goodness.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

18

min

Ready

42

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
16 ounces tofu
cut into bite-size chunks, 1 pound
salt
to taste
*
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
divided, or other vegetable oil
1 large onions
chopped
5 cloves garlic
or to taste, finely chopped
1 hot chili peppers
or to taste, freshly and finely chopped
*
1 tablespoon ginger
freshly and finely chopped
1 ½ pounds asparagus
about 1 1/2 bunches, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
½ cup coconut milk
cup cilantro
freshly and coarsely chopped

Directions

Add cumin and fennel seeds in a small dry skillet, toast and stir often over medium heat until fragrant and starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

In a coffee grinder, or with a mortar and pestle, finely grind the toasted spices.

Add tofu pieces, 1½ teaspoons of the spice mixture and ¼ teaspoon salt in a large bowl, and toss until well coated and mixed.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Stir in the tofu and cook, stirring often, until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Reduce heat to medium and swirl in the remaining ½ tablespoon oil along with the onion, garlic, chili, and ginger. Cook and stir frequently until softened, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the asparagus, sprinkle the remaining spice mixture over and keep cooking and stirring for 2 minutes.

Pour in coconut milk and salt to taste, and simmer for 2 minutes or more.

Bring the browned tofu back to the pan and cook until the tofu is just cooked through and the asparagus is tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Sprinkle fresh cilantro leaves on top. Serve warm with rice or quinoa or any your favorite cooked grain.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Spices
india
 about 8 years ago

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Oakland, United States
 over 1 year ago

Im confused is there chicken in this recipe? Not in ingredient list but mentions in directions. I think its a typo yes?

Thank you so much for your comment! I just edited the recipe. It should be tofu pieces instead of chicken. Happy Cooking :)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 1 year ago
Oakland, United States
 over 1 year ago

Awesome im actively cooking andthe step about onion is missing. Im gonna saute before the tofu prob where it goes ;) excited for finished dish

Never mind! Reread recipe ;)

Home chef
Oakland, United States
 over 1 year ago

Great to hear that you are actively cooking, which has been lacking nowadays. I guess that things have become too convenient, so lots of people even don't know what truly matters anymore, such as cooking and eating together as a family at the dinner table every day. I hope that you enjoyed the dish, and will be able to find more recipes here that you like :)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 1 year ago
Oakland, United States
 over 1 year ago

Sorry for all the comments... just made this... absolutely delicious! Will be sharing on IG. Loved the combo of the fennel amd cumin... so fragrant and yummy. The touch of coconut cream made it so silky. I ended up having to cook the veggies longer than the suggested time at the various steps. Overall a great recipe i would definitely make again.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 316g (11.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 26757% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 26%
Sugars g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 51% Iron 41%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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