Our Diwali Greetings to one and all!! 

For a change, we celebrated Diwali with this healthy salad along with some traditional goodies! The kids are very find of sauteed Tofu. So I made sauteed tofu marinated in Curry powder. To my surprise they turned out super tasty and then I thought about combining quinoa and found the combination irresistible. Since S is not fond of quinoa, I made it for the kids and me and loved it!!

This salad is for Day 4 of Srivalli's Blogging Marathon - Edition 9. Also check what my fellow marathoners are upto.

Curried Tofu Quinoa Salad

Ingredients - 

Quinoa 1/2 cup
Water 1 cup
Tofu cubed 1 cup
Curry Powder 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Pepper as needed
Chilli Powder as needed
Lemon Juice as needed
Carrots grated 3 Tbsp
Tomatoes finely chopped 3 Tbsp
Coriander leaves chopped 1 Tbsp
Oil 1 tsp
Yogurt (optional) as needed

Curried Tofu Quinoa Salad

Method Of Preparation - 

Wash quinoa and in a heated sauce pan, add 1 cup of water and quinoa and let it boil.

Cover and cook for about 15 min more or until the quinoa is cooked.

Spread the quinoa on a plate to cool.

While the quinoa is cooking, marinate the cubed tofu by sprinkling curry powder and salt. Set aside for 5 min.

In a heated wok/kadai, add oil and saute the marinated tofu until they are crisp and brown. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add the cooled quinoa, grated carrot, finely chopped tomato, chopped coriander, salt, pepper, red chilli powder and squeeze in lemon juice.

Mix well and garnish with the curried tofu. 

Serve with a dollop of Yogurt/Curds and enjoy the healthy plate of salad!! [I found that the salad itself was a little dry and so I served it with a little yogurt!]

Sending this to Susan's 'MLLA - 40' hosted by Suma Gandlur and to Srivalli's Soups and Salads Mela.

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 2 - 3 
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, October 26, 2011


  1. wow... salad looks fabulous... colourful and delicious...

  2. Lovely combination.. looks perfect !!
    Indian Cuisine

  3. Vardhini Says:
  4. Yummy .. Hope you had a wonderful Diwali.

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  5. Delicious looking salad dear. Excellent preparation.

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  6. Kalyani Says:
  7. super healthy - GFF wud love to have this entry Harini !

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  8. yummilicious colourful and droolworthy salad.

  9. Srivalli Says:
  10. I have not cooked much with it..looks so good..it must be very filling right..thanks!

  11. Oh so healthy!

  12. divya Says:
  13. looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...

  14. This is simply awesome.. my kind of simple and healthy combo.
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  15. Archana Says:
  16. Delicious and colourful salad. Love the addition of tofu.
    I am hosting a new event which I am calling Back to our Roots. Do check out my event and send me your entries from 15/10/11 to 30/11/11.

  17. Wow,delicious healthy recipe,looks tempting and colorful.

  18. Unknown Says:
  19. this can be my meal..bookmarked! looks yum!

  20. Priya Suresh Says:
  21. Omg, wat a fabulous platter, salad looks super nutritious and fantastic..

  22. Unknown Says:
  23. Salad looks inviting.

  24. Suma Gandlur Says:
  25. Colorful and healthy Salad.

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