Recipe Box

Curried Chick Peas and Tofu December 30, 2006

Filed under: main dishes,vegetarian — bonny @ 4:06 pm

from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home

1 medium onion, chopped

1 garlic cloved, minced

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

pinch of cayenne (optional)

1 cake tofu (3/4 pound) cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2 c undrained cooked chick peas (16 ounce can)

2 tomatoes, chopped (about 1 1/2 c)

pinch of salt (or more to taste)

chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

plain yogurt (optional)

Saute’ the onion and garlic in the oil until the onions are translucent, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the cumin, coriander, turmeric, black pepper and optional cayenne. Add the cubed tofu and cook for a minute or so, stirring constantly.  Add the chick peas and about 1/2 c of their liquid, and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and continue to cook until thoroughly heated.  Add salt to taste.

Serve topped with cilantro and/or yogurt if you like.


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