Vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms

Here is my vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour-some rice recipe is easy to make and very healthy too.

My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.

This month, us bloggers from  Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge traveled to the beautiful north eastern state of Meghalaya.  Meghalaya which literally means “abode of clouds” is part of the ” seven sister states” of North East India. Psst…did you know Cherapunji, once known as the wettest place on the planet is situated in Meghalaya??

Mayuri our didi who blogs at Jikoni  gave me two ingredients, mushrooms and rice to create a beautiful vegetarian dish. Now lets think about this beautiful state for a moment, a state where most of the people are tribals like the Khasis, Garos and Jaintias.  What do they eat?? non vegetarian food of course :). So how do i, a vegetarian, cook a recipe from the cookbooks of Meghalayan Cuisine??

Adaptation or lets say, my version of the local non vegetarian recipe was the answer. I decided to make the vegetarian version of Jadoh ( Ja means rice and Doh means meat), Jatofu 😉 . I looked at various recipes online so that i could get my dish looking very similar in terms of colour, presentation and get almost the flavour.

Making of the vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms

In a traditional Jadoh, local red rice from Meghalaya and pork is used, i used local short grained rice and mushrooms. In the original recipe, the colour (rich brown) is achieved by cooking the pork blood and rice together, i got that by browning my onions and mushrooms. The meaty part in my recipe got replaced by the firm tofu, which i marinated in soy sauce to introduce more flavour into the rice. The flavor of ginger through the rice and vegetables was to die for.

My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.

The final outcome ( i used other veggies such as broccoli and capsicum  as well), was a hearty meal for Sunday family lunch. A must try for all who want to try something different, a little bland ( yup i like bland food) yet flavour-some.

My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.             shhh-secretly-challenge-image

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Vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms
My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, chop the tofu in chunks and marinate it in soy sauce for 10 minutes
  2. In a wok/ kadai, heat some oil and add the onions to it
  3. Saute the onions till pink and add the mushrooms, cook till they get a nice brown color and reduce in size
  4. Add the broccoli and capsicum and saute well
  5. Add the water and bring it to a boil
  6. Add salt, turmeric powder, pepper powder, bay leaf and ginger and mix well
  7. Add the washed rice to this water, stir well and close the lid to the vessel
  8. let the rice cook on sim to medium flame till it is about 80 % cooked ( aldente)
  9. Remove the lid, place a towel on the mouth of the vessel and now place the lid on top of the cloth (this will ensure that the rice gets cooked correctly, fluffy and the flavour does not get lost)
  10. After about 5 minutes, remove the cloth, use a fork to fluff the rice.
  11. Serve hot with stir fried vegetables..or in our case we had it with spicy banana chips

Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni | Lotus root in yogurt sauce

A delicious one pot recipe for Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni (lotus root in yogurt sauce).

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Lotus root! I have seen it, eaten it as chips but I haven’t really cooked with it. Actually, I didn’t know how to cook with it. So when Priya asked me to use Lotus root and curd / yogurt in a vegetarian dish, what did i do? I googled – lotus root and yogurt-oh my, the land of Kashmiri recipes came up with a variety of Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni. Continue reading “Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni | Lotus root in yogurt sauce”

Home made Kashayam Recipe: A simple remedy to cure cough & cold

Home Made Kashayam recipe to keep those colds and coughs at bay during the monsoon and winter seasons.

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Home made Kashayam recipe is very simple to make and can be made with ingredients available at home or in one’s neighborhood.

Homemade Kashayam Recipe (Home remedy for cold and sore throat) #homemade #tulsi #cloves #ajwain #jeera #blackpepper #newat200deg

One can’t help but fall in love with Bangalore’s weather. A single rain / shower and the temperature goes down, the city becomes so cool and pleasant. With the rains and the beautiful weather also comes the season of cold and cough for kids and adults.

Small children and kids are more prone to cold and cough since they have low immunity. I remember as kids whenever any one of us would fall sick or get cold and cough, Amma would always make home made kashayam (Homemade remedy) and ensure that we drink it regularly.

Ingredients for the Home Made Kashayam Recipe

The main ingredients that  I used to make  this Homemade Kashayam Recipe are Tulsi leaves, Ajwain leaves, whole black pepper, cloves and Cumin (jeera) seeds.

Homemade Kashayam Recipe (Home remedy for cold and sore throat) #homemade #tulsi #cloves #ajwain #jeera #blackpepper #newat200deg

Tulsi

Tulsi is a medicinal herb, which is very commonly available all over India. There are lots of households in India where it is very common to worship the Tulsi plant twice a day by lighting a lamp near it.

Boiling a couple of leaves of tulsi is known to cure various ailments such as cold, cough, running nose or even congestion.

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Ajwain Leaves

Ajwain or caraway seeds are very commonly used in Indian cooking as it aids in digestion. The green Ajwain leaves are thick in nature in comparison to other leaves. They are often used to help cure kids of common cold related ailments and ailments related to ear and tooth ache.

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BlAck Pepper

Black Pepper or Black Peppercorn – One of the most common spices found in every household of India is black pepper. It is a vine and is widely grown in the state of Kerala.

The green fruit from pepper vines are collected and dried to form black pepper. Known as the king of spices, this condiment while providing a nice flavour to a recipe can relieve common ailments such as cold and asthma symptoms.

Black pepper also helps in improving digestion and helps in weight loss.

Homemade Kashayam Recipe (Home remedy for cold and sore throat) #homemade #tulsi #cloves #ajwain #jeera #blackpepper #newat200deg

Jeera Seeds

Jeera or cumin seeds, is a common spice found in the indian kitchen. It is used in many recipes in its powdered form or as whole seeds. The flavour of jeera is unique and the aroma when it is added to a jhonk or tempering cannot be written in words.

The entire house smells of jeera. It is also known to help in curing common cold, digestive issues and respiratory ailments.

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Clove

Cloves are aromatic and have a very unique flavour. Other than using cloves in recipes of Pilaf / Pulao and biryanis, they are also used in different potions for their medicinal properties.

They are very commonly used to cure toothache. Cloves improve / help in increasing immunity, improve digestion and also relieve respiratory infections.

Homemade Kashayam Recipe (Home remedy for cold and sore throat) #homemade #tulsi #cloves #ajwain #jeera #blackpepper #newat200deg

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Homemade Kashayam Recipe
Home made Kashayam Recipe (Home remedy for cold and sore throat) #homemade #tulsi #cloves #ajwain #jeera #blackpepper #newat200deg
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serves
Ingredients
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serves
Ingredients
Home made Kashayam Recipe (Home remedy for cold and sore throat) #homemade #tulsi #cloves #ajwain #jeera #blackpepper #newat200deg
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan
  2. Boil the water till the entire mix reduces by half
  3. Filter the concoction into a glass and have it warm one sip at a time