Vegan Palak Paneer with Tofu — Rainbow Plant Life
Vegan Palak Paneer with Tofu — Rainbow Plant Life
  • prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqMbCdtItfs

    Ingredients

    • Tofu
    • 1 (14-ounce or 16-ounce / 400-454g) block of extra firm tofu
    • For Baked Tofu Method only
    • 4 teaspoons neutral-flavored oil, such as grapeseed oil
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
    • Spinach Sauce*
    • 8-10 ounces (225-285g) spinach, washed well and tough stems removed
    • 1/2 cup (70g) raw cashews, soaked in boiling water for 1 hour (if your blender isn’t high-powered, I recommend soaking in cool water overnight or for 8 hours)
    • 1 1/4 (300 mL) cups water
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled but left whole
    • 1 1/2-inch (~3.5 cm) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
    • 1 serrano pepper, stem removed (remove seeds and membranes for a mild heat)
    • 2 small tomatoes, roughly chopped
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • *If you have a powerful blender like a Vitamix, you can soak the cashews in boiling water just 20-30 minutes. You can also do very little chopping of the ginger, pepper, and tomatoes and let the blender do most of the work.
    • Masala
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or oil of choice
    • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
    • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • Freshly cracked black pepper
    • 1 bay leaf (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1/2 tablespoon fenugreek leaves, also known as kasoori methi (optional)
    • For Finishing
    • Freshly squeezed lemon juice or lime juice
    • Chopped cilantro
    • White rice or Indian flatbread such as roti, naan, or paratha

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 108 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 9 g 14.2%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 16.69%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1433 mg 59.7%
    • Calcium: 616 mg 61.56%
    • Potassium: 543 mg 15.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.5%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 106.85%
    • Vitamin C 29.65%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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