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Creamy Tofu Bhurji with Kachumber

Creamy Tofu Bhurji with Kachumber

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Serves: 4

Based on a popular street-food dish in India, this Creamy Tofu Bhurji with Kachumber, by chef Ravinder Bhogal, is made with tofu as a satisfying plant-based swap for the more commonly used paneer cheese. The kachumber salad of tomato and cucumber in a zesty dressing makes a fresh accompaniment to balance the spice. 
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Ingredients

  • 30g vegan butter
  • 1½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed or grated
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • 6 ripe tomatoes, 3 skinned and finely chopped and 3 deseeded and chopped
  • 340g silken tofu, broken up
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 limes, juiced, plus wedges, to serve
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ cucumber, deseeded and sliced
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 40g cashew nuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 4 flatbreads, such as roti or chapati, to serve (optional)

Method

Step 1

Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat; add 1 tsp cumin seeds and the onion; fry for 15 mins, until caramelised. Add the ginger, garlic and 1 of the green chillies; cook until fragrant. Add the spices, fry briefly, then add the flour; cook for 1 min. Add the 3 skinned and finely chopped tomatoes; simmer for about 5 mins, until jammy.

Step 2

Stir in 200ml water. Bring to a simmer; add the tofu. Cover with a lid and cook for 4-5 mins, then add the garam masala, juice of 1 lime and the coriander. Season well.

Step 3

For the salad, combine the 3 deseeded and chopped tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, cashew nuts, remaining green chilli, cumin seeds and lime juice, and 2 tbsp rapeseed oil in a bowl. Serve with the bhurji and the flatbreads, if liked, with lime for squeezing over.

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288cals, 2 veg portions, 20g fat (5g saturated), 11g protein, 14g carbs, 9g sugars, 4g fibre, 0.1g salt

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