Monday, October 13, 2008

Mac & Veg tofu frittata

Frittata, the Italian omelet made with egg and vegetable and finished in oven. After few minutes, you have a fluffy omelet ready to eat.
No, my frittata is not the one made with egg; it has been substituted with silken tofu. I tossed some leftover macaroni and some grated vegetables. I baked in muffin tins and the result individual portion is pretty easy to pack in the small school lunch box.
To tell the truth, I never got bored of eggs, eggs are the rescue ingredients in my kitchen. It could be from simple egg toast in busy morning or turn into an elegant egg pulaov as a full meal for dinner.

Inspired by their awesome creations here and another spicy vegan version there , I was tempted to create a Vegan frittata for the egg replacement baking event created by Madhu.
They are great for lunch box, so the frittata is ending his way to Lunchbox special hosted by Vandana.
The frittata has purely made with lots of egg, this vegan version is pretty healthy and would be great diet food. Sending to Divya who is hosting Diet foods event!

Mac & Veg tofu frittata
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Mac and veg tofu frittata

Ingredients:
Macoroni: 1 cup cooked or 1/2 cup uncooked (cook in plenty of salted water, drain and keep it aside)
Vegetable: Can be anything of your choice
I used grated carrot, red and green bell pepper (all veg together 1 cup)
Silken tofu: 1 and 1/2 cup
Soya milk (unsweetned): 1/4 cup
Chilli powder: 2 tsp or less
Salt: 1 tsp less or more (adjust)
Black pepper (freshly grounded): 1 tsp
Oil to grease the muffin pan

Method:Take a bowl, mix the cooked macaroni and grated vegetable, add 1 tsp of chilli powder and toss all together.
Blend the tofu, milk and remaining chili powder and salt together in a blender until smooth.
Grease the muffin pan with oil, preheat the oven for 350 C , scoop some mac & veg mixture half way of muffin tin. Pretty much six muffin tins.
Next pour the tofu mixture on top of mac & veg mixture, crack some fresh ground pepper
Place in middle of the oven rack and bake 25 or 20 min, until the edge pull out of the tin .
They will look jiggly but let it cool and run a clean knife to pull the frittata out
Great for lunch box idea or use any leftover pasta in different way!

Non-vegan or egg eater:Tofu can be substitute by 6 eggs (less or more) NO need of milk or 1 1/2 cup of egg substitute.

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I would like to thank my Dear Uma, Curry leaf, Vidhya and Seericha who passed this Butterfly award this weekend.

45 comments:

kamala said...

So innovative Cham...very healthy too..Congrats on ur award..

Cham said...

Wow, super fast ur comment thank you Kamala!

anudivya said...

Those look so pretty Cham, and looks like your creative mind is working OT.

Curry Leaf said...

Healthy frittata,will try them this weekend.Loved the jugalbandi and vaishalis versions and now yours as well.Cheers

srikars kitchen said...

Fantastic entry... looks really tempting... nice click..

Divya Vikram said...

Looks cute,pretty and healthy Cham..Thanks for snding it for the diet event..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks great nd tempting cham :)

bee said...

yay. i am gonna try this. it looks adorable.

sowmya said...

beautiful recipe..bookmarked!!

LG said...

They look crisp n yumm Cham.

Priyanka said...

Looks delicious...this is one event that i will be following without fail.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Cham....
This sounds to be so different. Very creative. Looks so good. Nice idea. YUM!

Rachel said...

A very creative frittata I must say!!!

Sunshinemom said...

I have been thinking of making an eggless frittata for sometime now - this looks great and is motivational!

DEESHA said...

looks very yummy cham.. very healthy & innovative

Sireesha said...

Those loooks very cute ,healthy and creative...

Priya said...

Cute n beautiful clicks cham..healthy one..congrats on ur award..

Dibs said...

Very interesting! Will surely try!

G.Pavani said...

ooh!they look cute and yummy...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congrats on the award. Nice and helathy frittata.

Usha said...

Congrats on your award Cham...very creative way to make frittata...looks delicious :)

Happy cook said...

Looks super delicious.
And not to mention so elegant

Mandira said...

i love the idea of making individual frittata, looks delicious!

G.Pavani said...

thank u so much cham for ur lovely and inspiring comments

Laavanya said...

What a lovely idea Cham and they look so cute and perfect.

Sagari said...

those look so cute cham

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

Congrats on Butterfly award and the mac and veg frittata look lovely, can't belive that you started out using macaroni for this. Very creative as always.

karuna said...

wowo, nice twist to the usual frittatas. loved the idea to put them in the muffin cups.

Suma Rajesh said...

innovative dish....great job cham...healthy and tempting pic..

Uma said...

lovely, lovely, lovely! so creative of you dear! those look so cute. Such a healthy, vegan version! kudos to you. Congrats on teh well deserved award.

raaji said...

lovely cups cham!!!!loved adding macaroni to them.....

ANJALI J. said...

This is somethg new to me Cham, Very healthy dish.

Priti said...

Looks nice frittata Cham..that's a gud try....

Sujatha said...

thats a healthy dish! Nice idea to combine all three events to come up with one healthy meal.. good one, cham!

Vaishali said...

Looks delicious, Cham.

Madhuram said...

Sorry dear, I did not check the mail. Wow these look so cute and are healthy too. Nice way to include vegetables also. Thanks for sending it to the event.

Lavi said...

cham..i feel hungry on looking at this..

Aartee said...

thats a very yummy looking dish, if i wanna makeit with tofu and if i wanna avoid the soy milk what can i use instead? Can I add crushed red pepper or more black pepper for more spice?

Prema Sundar said...

very creative.. noted the recipe .will try it out soon. thanks.

Cham said...

Artee If u re a Non-veg eater, I gave the option of egg can be used instead of tofu and tofu milk!
We need a binder to hold the mac so either egg or tofu should be used!

Srivalli said...

Cham thats so lovely, never attempted this...

Miri said...

This is a great idea for a quick healthy meal Cham!

Aparna said...

This looks so pretty, Cham. Frittata, and mac 'n cheese at that, in muffin cups! I'm going to try them.

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow this sounds great and nice Cham,Love to try out soon.

Adlak's tiny world said...

First time in yr wonderful blog and congrats for the award cham. yr frittata looks so healthy and tempting.