Friday, January 28, 2011

Phodnicha Methi Paratha/Roti with crumbled Tofu - A quick Breakfast delight.

Today Morning I was to cook something for husbands tiffin and breakfast. I had two left over Methi Parathas which were turned a bit dry because I did not pack them neatly in cling wrap. I thought about phodnichi Poli , a typical Maharashtrian delight which is made with left over rotis. Also Gujarati people have similar recipe called Vaghareli Roti, so based on these recipes I made this quick stir-fry of left over methi roti/paratha. I added some scrambled tofu and garnished it with fresh mint and parsley. I packed some for husbands lunch tiffin and rest enjoyed  as my breakfast  with aromatic cardamom+nutmeg infused coffee.Ending this recipe post with today morning's pleasing sunrise moment while driving.

Ingredients :-
  • 2  Methi Paratha (8 inch diameter) - break into one inch pieces.
  • 1 Medium size onion - cut half lengthwise and rest half chop finely.
  • 1 Cup extra Firm Tofu - crumbled  (I used Azumaya Extra Firm)
  • 1.5 Tb.spoon cooking oil
  • 2 Green chilies - finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup frozen green peas
  • 1/4 T.spoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or your choice of fresh herbs
Cooking Process :-
  1. Heat oil in  a medium size heavy gauge skillet / saute pan / Kadhai. Add chopped onions, stir fry on medium high heat for 4-5 minutes. Add green chilies and little chopped fresh cilantro ( My cilantro was out of stock so I used mint and  garnished with pot grown parsley).
  2. Add Paratha pieces and mix well with onions. Reduce heat to medium low. Keep stirring for 2 minutes. Now add crumbled tofu, little salt, sugar  and saute for another 2 minutes. If it sticks to bottom then sprinkle 1 teaspoon water.
  3. Add Green peas. Mix well and allow it to cook for another 2-3 minutes on medium low heat, stir occasionally.  Sprinkle chopped cilantro and enjoy. You may top it with dollop of sour cream or yogurt.
Note:- You may enhance this dish by using few other veggies like carrots, boiled potato pieces, cabbage,red radish, green beans, Lima beans.  Also you can  replace Tofu with scrambled eggs.


Sunrise time 7.10 am on 28th January. It felt like wooded area behind gas station is on fire.


sm said...

Methi Paratha
is good for health.

Mangala said...

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Mak said...

Hey usha, photographs of your dishes makes them more delicious & leaves me yearning to taste it.

By the way, i dropped in through Mangala. Congrats for winning the award.

Sunrise captured very nicely.

Usha said...

sm, you are right..just methi paratha and some yogurt can be full meal...I have enriched those parathas with grain flour and flaxseed meal...double healthy treat...Thanks for your comments.

Usha said...

Mangala, that is surprise to know that some award is waiting..I will be there soon.Thanks. :)

Usha said...

Mak, Thanks for your visit and appreciating the pictures...Welcome to my blog. :)