Grilled Tandoori Tofu and Bell Pepper Kebabs with Coconut & Lemon Basmati Rice

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Celebrate the seductive and sensual spices of India with this incredibly impressive vegan recipe from Callicoon Kitchen.

GRILLED TANDOORI TOFU and BELL PEPPER KEBABS with a COCONUT and LEMON BASMATI RICE

Ingredients for Kebabs

  • 1 block extra firm tofu cubed and drained
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup non dairy yogurt
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 red pepper cubed
  • 1 yellow pepper cubed
  • 2 tsp kosher salt

Directions

In a sautee pan heat olive oil over med/low heat…cook cumin, turmeric, paprika, curry and cayenne approx 1-2 minutes until fragrant…set aside to cool..In a large bowl add yogurt, lemon juice and zest, garlic and ginger and salt…fold in cooled spice mixture and mix well..Coat tofu in a sealed plastic bag overnight..or minimum 3 hours..Soak skewers in water and heat grill over med/high heat..thread tofu and peppers alternating each..grill approx 3 minutes per side..until slightly charred..

Ingredients for Rice

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 Scallions thin sliced (white and green)
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 lemon ..zested and juiced
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • small handful fresh dill

Directions

In a deep pot heat oil over low/med heat…add scallion and cook 1 minute..add garlic and zest and lemon juice cook 1 minute..add rice, turmeric salt and pepper and cook 1 minute..Stir in coconut milk and vegetable stock and bring to a boil..reduce to simmer, cover and allow to cook approx 18 minutes until liquid is evaporated…add water if needed…blend in fresh dill and serve..

Enjoy!

-Ron 

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Ron Badach
Living a healthy lifestyle and offering people creative plant based cooking ideas is a passion for Ron. In 2013 Ron appeared on ABC's The CHEW winning its "Hunky Husband Cook-off” with his signature Black Bean Burger. People from across the country began to contact Ron about how to transition away from a meat-centric diet. In response Ron launched his Callicoon Kitchen brand and began posting creative, easy to follow how-to cooking videos and recipes giving people hands-on techniques for making vegan dishes that they can incorporate into their own lives. A vegetarian for 20 years Ron is now 100% vegan and he is committed to sharing his belief in the benefits of organic produce and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ron combines strength training and running to stay fit. A huge animal lover, Ron loves to hang out with his rescued Black Lab, Otis. Future plans include a vegan product line and Callicoon Kitchen cookbook highlighting all his vegan in-house favorites. Ron lives in New York and Virginia with his wife and three daughters. Follow Ron on Follow Ron on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. Check out and subscribe to Ron Badach Callicoon Kitchen at http://www.callicoonkitchen.com/

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