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TANDOORI TOFU AND A SANDWICH :)

If you ask me what's the breakfast today?  I always end up saying Sandwich or toasts :)  Yes almost 300 days of the year our breakfast is Sandwich/toasts; it may be sweet or savory.  Off course we love to eat them daily with some variations.  I have already posted few sandwiches earlier you can take a look here.....

 
Also I had posted few spreads which can be used a basic filling for making sandwiches

Tapenades
Pesto
Cilantro spread
Yogurt spread


Hopefully will post more...

I have started posting Juices/Smoothies have a look by clicking the side bar or in the link bar..

As requested by friends, I am posting one of our favorite sandwich Tandoori Tofu sandwich. These sandwiches can be packed for breakfast or even lunches. Whenever time permits  I will share few more sandwiches from our regular menu.  Hope you Enjoy !!!

This is 2 in one post,  you can serve Tandoori Tofu as a snack or appetizer and also use it for making sandwiches.

Note : Always keep 2 or 3 spreads ready in the fridge for the whole week to make your job easier. 


TANDOORI TOFU SANDWICH

Tofu can be marinated a day in advance and so as the mint pesto, this would be easier for packing.

Ingredients :

Firm pressed Tofu - 1 block cut into 4, both horizontally and vertically ( Refer this post)

For Marinade :

Thick yogurt / Hung yogurt - 1/4 cup
Ginger+garlic - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Lemon - 1/2 squeezed
Salt to taste
Besan - 2 tsp
oil - to smear or for shallow frying


For Making sandwich :

Bread - wheat or white whichever u prefer.
I used Mint pesto - You can use Mint chutney, coriander chutney ( for pesto see this post, just replace Basil with Mint)
Raw onion - 2 to 3 slices(optional)
Cucumber slices - few
Chaat Masala - little


Method :

1. Whisk all the ingredients that are given under the marinade.
2. Apply the paste in the tofu both the sides, cover them and keep refrigerated for minimum 2 hrs or even whole night.
3. Heat a flat pan, smear some oil, roast the Tofu by spraying little oil in low flame. 
4. Let them roast on all sides, flip them once in a while.
5. Once they are well roasted on all sides;  Remove them garnish with sliced onion, lemon wedges and sprinkle little chaat masala on the top.

If you’re using it for Sandwich then here you go...

You can use griller for making sandwiches by filling everything except cucumber

or

Follow these steps

1.  Toast the breads till golden brown.
2. Apply the chutney/pesto, on one side keep sliced onion, cucumber.
3. Keep the Tandoori Tofu sprinkle little chaat masala, close with other bread which is applied with chutney/pesto. 

Now it’s ready to give a big bite.

Note:

1.Roasted Gram Flour(Besan) which is used in the marinade helps the masala's stick to the tofu when shallow fried.
2.You can replace Tofu with Paneer and also sliced potato(half cooked).
3.Use non stick pan to get best result and cook in low to medium flame.
4. You need not use much oil.

Do write your queries on this post or any sandwiches.  I will be happy to help you :)

Kalpana Sareesh  – (September 7, 2011 at 9:27 AM)  

Wow awesome..even i can live with sandwich's this is truly divine n the tandoori tofu looks so drool.. truly awesome clicks !!!

soujanya  – (September 7, 2011 at 9:50 AM)  

Vow!!tofu looks awesome...clicks are super!!!!

Gopika Ram  – (September 7, 2011 at 9:50 AM)  

Wow.. amazing pictures you hve got here. I am hungry already!! :) Yummy

La @ FoodSlice  – (September 7, 2011 at 9:57 AM)  

Wow, your presentation is better than what we get at restaurants around here. That second pic is simply awesome. My sandwich ideas stop at home-made jam and chocolate peanut spread. Let me pick up some savoury ideas from you while i am here :-)

Paaka Shaale  – (September 7, 2011 at 10:03 AM)  

Beautiful!!! The recipe as well as the pictures are both great :)

Divya.M  – (September 7, 2011 at 10:09 AM)  

lovely recipe... wonderful clicks... wil surely try it...

Torviewtoronto  – (September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM)  

beautiful and colourful lovely way to have tofu

Nithya  – (September 7, 2011 at 11:34 AM)  

Looks delicious. Wish I could indulge on them :)

Priyanka  – (September 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM)  

Lovely idea....and delicious recipe

Archana  – (September 7, 2011 at 12:22 PM)  

Wow so delicious! I want to gobble them all mind you I have had my dinner!!
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Priya's Feast  – (September 7, 2011 at 12:33 PM)  

Luv the pesto sauce,with vibrant tofu sandwich

Reshmi Mahesh  – (September 7, 2011 at 2:15 PM)  

Superb presentation...I am hungry seeing ur pics dear....perfect sandwich..

Krithi's Kitchen  – (September 7, 2011 at 4:39 PM)  

Awesome pics!! lovely tandoori tofu... tofu is a versatile dish which beautifully takes the flavor of any seasoning!!
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Renata  – (September 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM)  

I have recently started enjoying tofu, and I love your suggestion! Must be very tasty!

Premalatha Aravindhan  – (September 7, 2011 at 8:42 PM)  

wow yummy tandoori tofu,love to eat it alone with the sauce...really tempting clicks Pavi...Clicks are too gud as usual...

Nitha  – (September 7, 2011 at 8:50 PM)  

That looks yumm... lovely clicks..

Sharmilee! :)  – (September 7, 2011 at 9:11 PM)  

Tofu sandwich is a such a nice twist...looks yumm

ANU  – (September 7, 2011 at 9:21 PM)  

OMG! awesome dear...healthy and tasty....love the perfect tofu....now who can say that they don't like tofu....am drooling seeing your pictorials dear.....

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Prathibha  – (September 7, 2011 at 9:55 PM)  

Such a yummy n healthy sandwich pavi...looks delicious..:)

Rama  – (September 7, 2011 at 10:42 PM)  

This is out of the world both on presentation and the dish. Really a guilt free Healthy dish. Pictures are amazing. Hats off to your idea on the dish.

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RAKS KITCHEN  – (September 8, 2011 at 12:24 AM)  

The tofu is roasted so so perfectly! Love it if its cooked this way,drooling now :)

Madhura Manoj  – (September 8, 2011 at 1:32 AM)  

Looks so inviting & perfect done.Beautiful clicks.
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Anu  – (September 8, 2011 at 2:42 AM)  

No words... Just excellent...

jeyashrisuresh  – (September 8, 2011 at 4:01 AM)  

Great way to start the day by having this healthy tofu sandwich.wonderful presentation

Kadhyaa...  – (September 8, 2011 at 4:16 AM)  

Such a beautiful presentation and absolutely diveine..

Prathima Rao  – (September 8, 2011 at 8:05 AM)  

Too tempting tofu!!! And loved the array of dips..Bookmarking them all :)
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Shri  – (September 8, 2011 at 8:48 AM)  

One word - WOW!! Loved each picture and each dish!

Priya  – (September 8, 2011 at 10:57 AM)  

The sandwich looks scrumptious Pavithra, gorgeous presentation too. I'm surely making this for one of our lunches soon, have a block of tofu languishing in the refrigerator waiting just for this recipe I guess :)

Aruna Manikandan  – (September 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM)  

wow....
sandwich looks very tempting dear :)
beautiful clicks.

schmetterlingwords  – (September 8, 2011 at 2:40 PM)  

Beautiful sandwich with Tofu. A healthy one too :)

Anu Nandu  – (September 8, 2011 at 3:50 PM)  

Pavi - you make this for breakfast?? Ivolu porumaiya ungalikku..wow! Love the sandwich and its a protein packed one..perfect for me if I can get my hands on it. You should really move back here. Think about it. for me.

divya  – (September 8, 2011 at 3:53 PM)  

Superb presentation...I am hungry seeing ur pics dear....perfect sandwich..

Neha  – (September 8, 2011 at 5:07 PM)  

Hey pavithra...first time on your blog...sandwich looks so perfect and yummy...Happy to join you dear...Do visit me at http://muchmorethanahomemaker.blogspot.com/
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Dzoli  – (September 8, 2011 at 8:06 PM)  

I make my own tofu.At first I was hesitant but when my jaanese friend made an effort and gifted me special tofu pan (one with holes on side) I thought it woulf be rude not to try it,And it is realy easy;) And so yummy as you are showing here..new use to me:) Great:)

Soma  – (September 9, 2011 at 9:31 AM)  

Tandoori Tofu is our fav. way to have tofu, and the one and only way my hubby will have any tofu:) you make it look gorgeous. I like the idea of making sandwiches out of them.

CinnamonNChillies  – (September 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM)  

OMG! Out of this world!!! Presentation is to die for too!

aki!  – (September 9, 2011 at 7:58 PM)  

I love sandwiches but I hate how quickly bread expires sometimes.

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Zoe  – (September 10, 2011 at 12:42 AM)  

This is my kind of sandwich! Yum!

Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth  – (September 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM)  

Such gorgeous photography..Your pics are so creative..Well done and a new follower ! :)

Angie's Recipes  – (September 11, 2011 at 12:08 AM)  

Love the tandoori flavour...gotta make some too.

Vijitha  – (September 12, 2011 at 12:09 AM)  

Loved the clicks! Makes me want to have it right away

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Nandita SS  – (February 24, 2013 at 3:43 AM)  

What a beautiful post Pavithra!! Sandwiches are a staple at our place as well. Loved this sandwich with tofu. Stunning pictures as usual :)

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