Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Rotis made with Tofu, Flat Bread with Tofu

Since the Vegetarian Diet does not have much protien, I started making Rotis with Tofu. I make Rotis twice a week about 20 each time approximately, once with Tofu and once without Tofu.
I buy the high fiber Whole Wheat Four
Items You need
Nasoya Silken Tofu (any brand will work) -- 1 Packet
Whole Wheat Flour -- 3 cups
Salt -- 1 Teaspoon
Oil -- ½ Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - ½ Teaspoon
Water -- 3 Tablespoons
Method
-->In a Basin, cut the package and drain all water and just take the slab of tofu and mash well with a fork.
--> Add 3 cups of Wheat flour to this, and start kneading, do not add any water since the tofu is already very moist
--> Add the water slowly if you need to, and make a ball
--> Slather the dough with the oil and cover itwith oil on all sides and keep it under a plastic wrap or a wet cloth for atleast 15 minutes
--> Make equal sized balls, with this measurement about 20 big rotis can be made.
--> Go on to roll the dough as you would make a regular Roti, flat and even on all sides
--> Put this on a hot tawa ( I maintain the tawa on a even medium flame )
--> When one side is cooked turn it over
--> After a few seconds, lift the tawa and put the Roti over the open flame
--> After Roti fluffs up, eat hot or store it like how I store the Rotis
Storing The Rotis
I lay out an aluminum foil sheet and fold it in two. I open it and lay a tissue on the base and start putting the rotis one by one and when I make the last one, i add one more tissue. This absorbs all moisture. Also after the rotis fluff up, I break the fluff and take out all the air. Keep the foil closed in between so the rotis don't dry out.
After you have made all the rotis, add another foil to cover the open sides and put it in a freezer Ziploc bag and store it in the fridge. This stays good for up to a week. But we finish it in 2 to 3 days.
Options
You could use soft tofu also, but you have to run that through the food processor otherwise there will be lumps and the rotis will not fluff up.
You can add flax seed powder to this and make it even healthier.



I am going to send this to the Roti Mela organized by Cooking 4 all seasons.


16 comments:

Vanamala said...

Oh cool nice one..

Madhu said...

Very innovative and healthy indeed, good entry for the event.
Will have to try it soon.

Mansi Desai said...

sure sounds interesting, and healthy too!

Suganya said...

This is a great idea. Just like adding avocados to roti dough.

Shubha Ravikoti said...

very healthy and a nice and easy idea to include proteins with carbs...:)

Divya Vikram said...

healthy rotis

RupaMohan said...

Nice detailed pics..A healthy roti..will try this recipe..thanks

Uma said...

delicious rotis. lovely entry.

Bhawana said...

its looking tasty. so far I havenot made anything with tofu... can u tell me how does it taste....

sridevi said...

nice and healthy recipe thanx for sharing

ANJALI J. said...

thats a different entry.. lovely recipe.. will try this sometime.

Rajitha said...

this is a great idea...i hate silken tofu..but have 2 cartons of it..i know what to do with em :)

Cynthia said...

Very creative.

Vandana said...

Thanks Vanamala, Madhu, Mansi, Suganya, Shubha, Divya, Rupa, Uma, Sridevi, Anjali, Rajitha, and Cynthia.
Bhawana, The Tofu dows not add any taste at all. I gave it to one person who does not like tofu and she liked it a lot and could not taste the tofu at all.
Thanks a lot for all your wonderful comments.
Vandana

Srivalli said...

that looks lovely..thanks for the innovative entry!

TBC said...

Tofu rotis? That is very creative of you!