Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shahi Paneer - Tofu in Tomato Cream Sauce

This one's from 30 Minute Taste of the East, which I don't own yet (it's on my Christmas wish list), but Aimee at theglobalvegan posted the recipe.  

I love the first 30 Minute Vegan cookbook, so I was excited to try the authors' take on Indian cuisine.  I marinated the tofu overnight so it would really soak up the "paneer" (Indian cheese) flavor, then baked it. I was really pleased with how it turned out.  If you miss eating paneer on the Indian buffet since becoming vegan, this is probably as close to that flavor and texture as you can get! And the spice mixture is just right, adding a ton of flavor to the creamy tomato sauce (the cream is from ground cashews) without being overpowering.