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Indian Spiced Peas with Tofu

Serves 4
Time 25 min
This dish is spiced with garam masala, a blend of aromatic spices such as cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Serve with naan or other soft flatbread. Since tofu sometimes sticks to the skillet when pan-fried, use a nonstick skillet if you have one on hand.
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 1 (14.0-ounce) package extra firm tofu drained, patted dry and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 yellow onions very thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 (28.0-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 1/4 cup water or low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (1.0-pound) bag frozen green peas thawed
  • 1/4 fine sea salt
  • 1 (1.0-pound) package frozen cooked jasmine rice prepared according to package directions
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Method

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, toss tofu with cornstarch to coat, shake off any excess and cook, tossing occasionally, until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, carefully transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet, add onions and ginger and cook, stirring often, until golden brown. Add garam masala and tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes. Add water or broth, peas and tofu. Reduce heat, cover and gently simmer for 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper, then spoon over rice and serve.

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  • 3 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 1 (14.0-ounce) package extra firm tofu drained, patted dry and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 yellow onions very thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 (28.0-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 1/4 cup water or low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (1.0-pound) bag frozen green peas thawed
  • 1/4 fine sea salt
  • 1 (1.0-pound) package frozen cooked jasmine rice prepared according to package directions
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper