Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Italian Tofu Frittata

I have seen a lot of recipes on TV of Spanish frittata;s which look absolutely yum with those potatoes, cheese, zucchini and loads of egg;s..... wait a min!! eggs!!!
Well that's what it is made of.
Its a Spanish omelet using lots of veggies cooked on the stove and then baked in the oven to finish it.
I have substitute tofu to eggs and the end result pretty amazing :)!
To give it a little more special "Me" effect,,i tried to add more of Italian ingredients to it like fresh basil, tomatoes, etc...
So here is my version of Frittata!:)
This one is for Madhuram 's event!

1 pack silk tofu (about 200 gms)
1/4th cup flour
1/4th cup cheese (u can avoide cheese, i did)
Chopped jalapenos
Chopped olives
Chopped tomatoes
Half onion finely chopped
2-3 fresh basil leaves finely chopped
Few stems of spinach finely chopped
1 clove garlic finely chopped
Olive oil

In a pan heat some olive oil and add garlic and onions saute for about a min and then add rest of the ingredients to it. Add little salt and turn off the heat.
In a mixi add the flour and tofu, blend well.
Add this paste to ur veggies and cook for about a min stirring continuously.
Grease a pie pan or a cake tin and fill this mix of tofu and veggies in it.
Bake it for about 40 min at 180 deg C or till a stick comes out clean.
U could mix all the ingredients and cook it on a nonstick which will make it more crispy :) and that crisp part tastes like cheese even if u dontt add cheese to it.

Also i would recommend to eat this with mustard sauce and a spicy chili sauce :)
Trust me ud love it!!

The end result is pretty soft, i guess adding some boiled potatoes would give it a more cake like texture. I did not want to add potatoes cuz i wanted it to be low calorie.


  1. Wow, tofu frittata, looks so spongy. I'm definitely going to try this. I think it will definitely be a hit with my husband who is a tofu fan. Thanks for sending another entry for the event.

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  2. Could you include the oven temperature in the recipe?

  3. Thanks guys sorry i forgot,
    the temp has to be 180 deg C

  4. Yes Mahima...this definitely looks delicious!

  5. We made this last night. We were pressed for time so we cooked it on the stovetop. Also we substituted serrano chiles for jalapenos, because they're a little milder and we're wimps (although they seemed plenty hot to me, so maybe there wasn't much difference in heat). Anyway, it was delicious! And it looked nice, too, with the different colors.

  6. @Gary m glad u tried , Its pretty healthy and so makes a meal by its own!

  7. Can I ask for suggestions on how to make this less watery. I used different vegetables that had higher water content and the dish never set.I cooked it in the oven for 45 minutes. Any recommendations, more flour? or continue to cook the veges on the stovetop until liquid is cooked out? Thanks! It tasted good, the consistency was the problem.

  8. This sounds so good!! I've been meaning to use Tofu for something like this for ages...Thanks for reminding me! x

  9. Thanks a lot for the great recipe. I tried it , the top was nicely done but the inside remained creamy even after baking it for 50 min. Pls help

  10. Thanks a lot for the great recipe. I tried it , the top was nicely done but the inside remained creamy even after baking it for 50 min. Pls help