Friday, March 12, 2010

Maharaja Tofu Salad

(Curried-flavored tofu salad makes an elegant sandwich filling)

Maharaja Tofu Salad

  1. 1 pound tofu, sliced and layered between plastic wrap, frozen; then defrosted with excess water squeezed out
  2. ½ small red onion, minced
  3. 1 celery stalk, diced
  4. 1 small carrot, grated
  5. Handful of toasted sliced almonds
  6. Small handful golden raisins
  7. 1 tablespoon Tamari
  8. 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  9. 3-4 tablespoons Nayonaise
  10. Fresh coriander, chopped (to taste)
  11. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  12. 1 tablespoon fresh minced chives (save flowers for garnish)
  13. 1 tablespoon rasam powder (or hot curry powder), according to taste
  14. ¾ teaspoon ground tumeric
  15. ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  16. Pinch of paprika
  17. Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  18. Chili or lime pickle, or your favorite chutney
  • Make sure the tofu is well squeezed of water.
  • Start by adding a little olive oil, a couple tablespoons of Nayonaise (you could certainly use mayo for a nonvegan version) and Tamari.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and the rest of the ingredients, except the relish or chutney.
  • If it's too dry, add more Nayonaise.

This spread is also good on toasted bread.


Jes said...

That looks like the perfect take-to-work lunch spread!

Michele said...

What an amazing recipe! I have to try this!

Barbara said...

It hits the spot for lunch at work, Jes, that's for sure - something to break up the day!

I think you would like it, Michele. =)

Barbara said...

Hello... same name!!! Wonderful recipe and also congratulations for your beautiful blog: you're my favorite!

Barbara said...

Thanks for stopping by, Barbara!

Claudia said...

I am looking for more things to do with tofu. Changing it by freezing it is a wonderful idea. I also love Indian flavors and the tofu would pikc those up beautifully.

Barbara said...

Tofu is like a sponge, Claudia, limited only by one's imagination. Freezing does change the texture, working really well for this zesty sandwich! :-)


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