I think Hannah of Bittersweet needs no introduction, but I’ll try anyway. She is a blogger, cookbook author, photographer, crafter…just thinking about it all makes me tired! I had the pleasure of meeting Hannah briefly at the end of Vida Vegan Con, and she was just as nice in person as I would have hoped.
Hannah is best known for her sweet treats, but she has posted a number of savory recipes as well. I’ve made her Cold Sesame Noodles before and enjoyed it, so I wanted to choose another recipes I could eat as a main dish for dinner.
This is Matar Tofu Paneer Dahl, which is a mashup of Matar Paneer and Dahl. It was a really tasty and easy to make one pot dish. I don’t have a Tofu Xpress (yet!), so I used the old school method of stacking a bunch of heavy stuff on top of my tofu. The tofu is a substitute for paneer here, but it’s not really masquerading…it is indeed just blocks of extra firm tofu simmered in a delicious sauce. Luckily for me, I don’t mind plain tofu too much so it was not off putting. The extra firm texture was a nice contrast to the soft red lentils. No tofu haters allowed! I added some cayenne pepper to bump up the heat, and served the dahl with steamed arugula.