Monday, December 13, 2010

Ragi Chapathi's with Tofu Broccoli Masala

Ragi Chapathi

Ragi or finger millet is generally made as porridge and given for babies. It's not just good for babies,it's also healthy for adults since it's rich in amino acid methionine. Methionine helps produce a substance called lecithin, which reduces the cholesterol level in the body, protects the liver and kidney. It is also rich in calcium, protein and good amount of iron. Read more about ragi from here.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes about 8 to 10 chapthi's

Whole meal flour- 1 cup
Ragi flour- 3/4 cup
Ajwain seeds- 1 tsp
Kasuri methi( dry) - 2 tsp crushed
Salt- 1 tsp
Honey- 1 tsp
Olive oil- 2 tsp
Water- to knead the dough( about 3/4 cup)

Mix the flour, seeds, methi and salt together. Make a well in the center add the honey, oil and water to make a smooth dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes. Divide the dough into 8 equal balls. Roll it out into 10 to 12 cm diameter circle.
 Heat a non stick pan to high. Cook the chapathi on both sides, until it bubbles and looks lightly brown on top.
You can also apply some oil on top at the end. Serve warm with veg or non veg curries.

Tofu Broccoli Masala

Tofu is nothing but made by coagulating soy milk, something which is very similar to paneer. Since it's made from soy milk, it's rich in calcium but also low in fat. Tofu is good for women who is in menopause since it's rich in calcium, it reduces the bone loss.
  Tofu also reduces the bad cholesterol in the body. There are many different varieties of tofu like silken, firm, dried etc.. Tofu can also be used in ice creams, milkshakes, cakes etc.
 For a very simple version, just crumble the tofu and make it like scrambled eggs or egg burji to have a simple and healthy brunch. Read more about tofu from here.
 I prepared this just like regular paneer butter masala, so you can also substitute with paneer and make this recipe.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves 2

Tofu- 100 g
Broccoli- 200 g( florets separated)
Onion- 1 medium sized
Tomato- 1 medium sized
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
Green chilli- 2
Dried Methi leaves- 1/2 tbsp crushed
Almonds- 5 to 6
Tomato ketchup or Tomato puree- 1/2 tbsp
Milk- 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Oil- 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Cube the tofu and toast in a pan with little oil on all sides. Keep them separately. Heat oil in a vessel, add the cumin seeds, gingergarlic paste. Then add the chopped onions and fry until they looks transparent. Then add the tomatoes and fry well until they become completely soft. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder and fry well. Then add about 1 cup of water to this mixture, add the almonds, green chilly, methi leaves and salt. Cover the vessel and cook in medium to low heat until the mixture starts boiling. Switch it off from the flame.
  Let the mixture cool down for a while, then blend it in a blender until looks smooth texture.
  Heat oil in the same vessel, add the ground mixture and allow it to boil in medium to low heat. Then add the tomato puree and let it boil for another 5 minutes.
  Meanwhile prepare the broccoli florets, separate it from the stalk and steam it for 5 minutes. Then wash immediately in cold water to stop cooking..
  Pour the milk to the boiling mixture and let it boil for another 2 minutes. Finally add the tofu, broccoli and garam masala. Cover the pan and keep it in low heat for 2 minutes. Switch it off and take it from heat. Check for the salt.
 Serve warm with roti's or pulav.

Both chapathi's and Tofu broccoli masala goes to my own event Eat Well Live Well, the Tofu broccoli masala goes to Only Green event hosted by Sara's corner originally started by Pari of Foodelicious.

Ragi Chapathi goes to CWS- Ajwain seeds hosted by Kavitha of seasoned and dressed, a event started by Priya's EasyN Tasty Recipes


divya said...

looks fabulous and healthy too..

Nithya said...

Super healthy combination :) I havent tried both before.. would surely love to give it a try soon :)

Great clicks too :)

harini-jaya said...

healthy addition of ragi! the tofu broccoli is inviting too..

Binys Recipes said...

winter theme looking gud dear....the recipe sounds gud...the white tofu and green broccoli looking gud.

R said...

its so nice that u have managed to make use so many healthy ingredients in all these yummy dishes :)

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

ragi is comparatively a new addition to my kitchen and I only make adai with it. will try this recipe...looks delicious and sounds healthy.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

ragi is comparatively a new addition to my kitchen and I only make adai with it. will try this recipe...looks delicious and sounds healthy.

Krishnaveni said...

wow, absolutely fantastic recipes, looks so good, thanks for sharing Ayeesha

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Wonderful combination and it looks so so delicious.

Angie's Recipes said...

Ragi rotis look great and I would love the tofu masala with some rice.

Priya Suresh said...

Nutritioud chapathis and delectable masala, very tempting..

Elaichii said...

Totally healthy paratha!

Unknown said...

Very very healthy looking.

aipi said...

That is what you would call "it looks good and it is good for you too" :)

US Masala

Tahemeem said...

Two healthy dishes... they look really appetizing :)

Priya Sreeram said...

loved the tofu-broccoli combo-! yum and it looks swell !

Suhaina said...

that is something very healthy in all means.. a filling dinner..wonderful clicks too.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious ...
lovely clicks :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very healthy and yummy combination..

Kurinji said...

Healthy chapathi and masala looks delicious...

Sanjeeta kk said...

Healthy and delicious ragi chapathi with another delicious recipe of Tofu to match with.

Rumana Rawat said...

So beautiful recipe and great work done:)

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy never tried chappathi with ragi. grt

Shobha said...

Something different and healthy. The masala looks yummy.

Kavita Srivastava said...

Yummy dish ... both of them ... Thanks for sendin it to my event

sweet artichoke said...

Tofu broccoli curry sounds delicious and healthy, so does the chapathi! Great pictures, too :-)

Pavani said...

healthy combo.

Akila said...

wow so different and innovative combination with tofu and broccoli dear....

Event: Dish Name Starts with D


KrithisKitchen said...

Healthy ragi roti... great one

Anonymous said...

Woww.. that is a real healthy dish combo :D

lavina agarwal said...

the ragi chapati looks delicious! addition of honey in it is completely new..thanks for the recipe. me being a fan of ragi, will definitely try it out..


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