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Matar Paneer Indian Peas and "Cheese"

What you need: 

1 med or large onion, diced
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
1 16oz can diced tomatoes
curry powder
salt and pepper
garam masala
1 block firm or extra firm tofu
umeboshi plum vinegar
1 package frozen or fresh peas
oil as needed

What you do: 

Prior to beginning cooking, drain tofu and press it for at least one hour, changing the towels at least once. Then slice it into small cubes, 1/2 inch-1 inch. Toss in a bowl with a healthy splash of umeboshi plum vinegar (if you cannot find the vinegar don't worry, just use a little pinch of salt.)
Heat some oil in a large pan. Add onions, garlic and cumin. Cook until onions are soft. Add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add curry powder (start with 1-2 teaspoon and adjust to taste from there), 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for a few minutes, then add tofu. Stir until tofu is all coated. Add the peas and cook until the peas are desired tenderness. Fresh ones take longer to cook than the frozen.

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4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

i'll just comment that DR has been requesting this recipe weekly since i made it. i haven't made it again, but its rare that she keeps on me about something like this. must be ultra good then!  :P

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this was pretty good. DR really enjoyed it. i fried the tofu in the oil with the spices and then added the rest of the stuff because i like my tofu fried.

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