This Monday was first day of this school year; my daughter started her journey in the first grade. She is not a morning person; still she woke up and got ready. I drop and pick her at school; we both parents are not sure about the change she is going through, so for now she is not going on a school bus. May be later we will try that. Since it was busy day I made only chapathi/flat bread and this tofu matar/tofu cooked with green peas.
While making her ready to school I was thinking about mine and my sister’s first day of school. Still remember my mom came with us and dropped us at the school. She waited outside till noon on the first day of school as we have classes only class until noon to see if we are crying. My sister was a cry baby, she would cry when mom would drop her in school, and cry for about 15 minutes and then stop. I was more like amused by the new environment so there was no crying. However my daughter was happy she even told me bye when I dropped her at class. After dropping her from the school, I called my dad and told him how I prepared her for first day school. Then He told me now you know how difficult it is to take care of kids. I told him, it is mom who did all the heavy lifting while you were at work. My mom and I were best friends, when I and sister grew up, and ready to go to school and then college, she will stand in the front door and watching us going until we turned around the corner of the house. I remember every day, when doing something, some time it is about making curries which I like, some time it about some movies or song which she like. One day I was crying remembering her, my little guy came and ask me why you are crying. Then hubby told him mama is thinking about grandma so she is crying. He then asks me did you lose grandma. I told him yes I did. I get emotional even thinking about her.
Coming to this recipe, tofu matar, during shopping I buy thinking that I will make this and that. However some time don’t get enough time, end up discarding the things in the garbage. Nowadays hubby sing same song every time he opens the fridge, there is tofu, there is spinach, there is heavy cream, if you are not using this by this date it will go bad. I had bought tofu so decided to make use for this curry so that I can hear warning about stuff that will go bad from his list. Earlier I made tofu stir fry with spicy sauce and Teriyaki Tofu with vegetables.
As you know tofu tastes bland, so you need some sauce or gravy to make it delicious, I thought I will use the gravy of my matar paneer (Indian cottage cheese with green peas) to this dish. I also tried tofu in Kadai tofu/Tofu and green bell pepper cooked in spicy tomato gravy. I used the same recipe however changed steps here and there also skipped adding heavy cream, and instead of adding whole garam masala as such, used the powder to make it.
My hubby’s verdict was best matar curry that you can’t get in any Indian restaurant in the world. I too felt that this gravy gave tofu an exceptional taste. So give it try you will love it, it goes well with bread of any kind.
Other tofu recipes are
Tofu stir fry with spicy sauce
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.