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
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
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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

Thai Green Curry

So now that the first part of the festive season and a short break is over..here is something that i made for my family some time back

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Thai Green Curry
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  1. In a large sauce pan, simmer half the quantity of the coconut milk. Add all the vegetables to it (exclude the tofu) and cook...
  2. Add required amount of thai green curry paste and salt to it and let it simmer for 10 more minutes or till the vegetables are cooked.
  3. Add the balance amount of coconut milk, tofu and simmer for some more time...
  4. Add the thai basil leaves and serve hot with cooked rice...