Sunday, September 14, 2008
Tofu Saag and Aloo Tikki with Chickpea Gravy
When I saw the Easy Tofu Saag on Vegan Dad and the Aloo Tikki on Voracious Vegan, I knew what Sunday dinner was going to be. We love Indian food and I have several Indian cookbooks, but I'm happy to make someone's tried and true recipe which is already veganized. Josie was a tad fussy tonight due to teething so things didn't fall into place as I had hoped, but we all ate and it was a good starting off point. Vegan Dad's saag recipe calls for a "chunk of ginger" and I'm guessing my chunk was bigger than he intended. I love ginger, but it was too much for this dish. I also stared out with the 3/4 cup of water and it was already too liquidy at that point. Even in pregan (pre-vegan) days, I didn't eat paneer which is what the tofu seems to be replicating in this dish. I would probably change it to aloo (potatoes) next time I make it. I will play with it and see what I can come up with, but the recipe was a great place to start. The aloo tikki was great and the chickpea gravy was great, but next time I would probably serve the aloo tikki with a tamarind chutney and I'll use the chickpea gravy the next time I'm making mashed potatoes and/or friend tofu. My camera has curry phobia or something because this picture is hideous. Someone has been playing with my settings so I should pay more attention.