Pudina Tofu stir fry (Minty Tofu stir fry)

May 11, 2007 at 12:03 pm 9 comments

I happened to ‘accidentally’ discover this recipe. I happened to dip a piece of Tofu in green chutney (made for Bhel / Sev Puri) and it tasted quite good! And thus was born ‘Pudina Tofu stir fry’ :). Now it has become a common recipe in our house since it is quite easy to make. Proteinaceous tofu is marinated with herby Pudina-coriander chutney to make this nutritious, healthy, flavourful and tasty recipe. Another advantage from health point of view is that this recipe requires very little oil!


It is called ‘Pudina Tofu stir fry’ for the sole reason that I wanted to participate in Nupur’s A to Z of Indian vegetables and this week’s letter happens to be ‘P’. Nupur this recipe is for you and your wonderful effort with the A to Z of Indian vegetables.


Pudina Tofu stir fry recipe

For about 2-3 servings              ____________________________________________________   



Firm Tofu about 250gm or about 3 cups finely cubed

1 onion finely chopped

½ tsp cumene seeds

½ tsp Chaat Masala (optional)

2 tsp lime juice

Salt to taste 

To be ground to a fine paste:

1 small bunch Pudina (mint ) leaves washed

1 small bunch coriander leaves washed

4-5 green chillies chopped

pinch of salt


Grind the Pudina, coriander, green chillies along with a pinch of salt to a smooth paste. Add the tofu pieces to this Pudina paste in a bowl and mix well. Keep it aside for about ½ an hour for marination. In a wok heat oil, add the cumene seeds and then the chopped onion. Fry till the onion turns translucent and add the marinated tofu pieces and mix nicely. Adjust the salt if required and turn off the gas stove, don’t cook for more than a minute.Just before serving sprinkle some chaat Masala and lime juice. Serve with Roti or this stir fry can be eaten as it is as a light lunch!

Entry filed under: chaat masala, coriander leaves, Curries & Gravies, firm tofu, green chilli, Health and Nutrition, lime, lime juice, masala, mint leaves, onion, salt, seed, veggies.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Suganya  |  May 11, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    A tasty alternative to the usual soy-sauce marinade. Will definitely try this..

  • 2. Roopa  |  May 11, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    hmm this is really a nice variation of taste with tofu. sure to try this next time!
    @Thanks Roopa,Suganya..let me know how you like it.

  • 3. Nupur  |  May 11, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Ooh, that looks so juicy and flavorful! I would love to wrap the tofu into a roti like a frankie and savour every bite 🙂 Thanks for participating!

  • 4. sandeepa  |  May 11, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Good..one more Tofu recipe for me to try

  • 5. BongMom  |  May 11, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Good..one more Tofu recipe for me to try

  • 6. Aruna  |  May 11, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    The tofu looks soo spicy & delicious!!!

  • 7. Nalini  |  May 11, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    very novel and healthy recipe. looks delicious! Accidents do work out well sometimes!!

  • 8. Deepa  |  May 12, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Yummy and delicious one ..Must try

  • 9. Sukanya  |  May 15, 2007 at 12:55 am

    This is so different….I love it…Tofu and mint……never tried before.


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