Vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms

by Priya
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Here is my vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour-some rice recipe is easy to make and very healthy too.

My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.

This month, us bloggers from  Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge traveled to the beautiful north eastern state of Meghalaya.  Meghalaya which literally means “abode of clouds” is part of the ” seven sister states” of North East India. Psst…did you know Cherapunji, once known as the wettest place on the planet is situated in Meghalaya??

Mayuri our didi who blogs at Jikoni  gave me two ingredients, mushrooms and rice to create a beautiful vegetarian dish. Now lets think about this beautiful state for a moment, a state where most of the people are tribals like the Khasis, Garos and Jaintias.  What do they eat?? non vegetarian food of course :). So how do i, a vegetarian, cook a recipe from the cookbooks of Meghalayan Cuisine??

Adaptation or lets say, my version of the local non vegetarian recipe was the answer. I decided to make the vegetarian version of Jadoh ( Ja means rice and Doh means meat), Jatofu 😉 . I looked at various recipes online so that i could get my dish looking very similar in terms of colour, presentation and get almost the flavour.

Making of the vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms

In a traditional Jadoh, local red rice from Meghalaya and pork is used, i used local short grained rice and mushrooms. In the original recipe, the colour (rich brown) is achieved by cooking the pork blood and rice together, i got that by browning my onions and mushrooms. The meaty part in my recipe got replaced by the firm tofu, which i marinated in soy sauce to introduce more flavour into the rice. The flavor of ginger through the rice and vegetables was to die for.

My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.

The final outcome ( i used other veggies such as broccoli and capsicum  as well), was a hearty meal for Sunday family lunch. A must try for all who want to try something different, a little bland ( yup i like bland food) yet flavour-some.

My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.             shhh-secretly-challenge-image

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Vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms
My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
My vegetarian Jadoh with tofu and mushrooms. This simple yet flavour some rice with ginger and bayleaf is easy to make and healthy too.
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, chop the tofu in chunks and marinate it in soy sauce for 10 minutes
  2. In a wok/ kadai, heat some oil and add the onions to it
  3. Saute the onions till pink and add the mushrooms, cook till they get a nice brown color and reduce in size
  4. Add the broccoli and capsicum and saute well
  5. Add the water and bring it to a boil
  6. Add salt, turmeric powder, pepper powder, bay leaf and ginger and mix well
  7. Add the washed rice to this water, stir well and close the lid to the vessel
  8. let the rice cook on sim to medium flame till it is about 80 % cooked ( aldente)
  9. Remove the lid, place a towel on the mouth of the vessel and now place the lid on top of the cloth (this will ensure that the rice gets cooked correctly, fluffy and the flavour does not get lost)
  10. After about 5 minutes, remove the cloth, use a fork to fluff the rice.
  11. Serve hot with stir fried vegetables..or in our case we had it with spicy banana chips
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13 comments

The Girl Next Door March 6, 2019 - 7:32 am

I love the sound of this dish! The tofu and mushrooms would have made for an interesting addition to the rice. I’m sure it tasted awesome!

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Mayuri Patel March 6, 2019 - 2:35 pm

This rice dish has turned out so wholesome and nutritious. I would to enjoy with some yogurt. Bookmarking the recipe.

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Prathima March 7, 2019 - 9:11 am

Nutritious n flavour full rice very filling too..

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Sasmita Sahoo Samanta March 11, 2019 - 11:16 am

Vegetarian Jadoh here looks so yummy !!! With the addition of tofu and mushrooms the dish surely makes a lovely taste in all total.

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Renu Agrawal Dongre March 11, 2019 - 5:50 pm

A very good idea to replace meat with mushroom and creating your very own vegetarian version of an authentic recipe. It looks flavourful and yum.

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Lathiya March 12, 2019 - 12:16 am

This sounds a great wholesome dish…this makes a nutritious rich delicious meal.

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Vidya Narayan March 12, 2019 - 6:23 am

I love how you have turned the non-vegetarian recipe into a vegetarian version with certain tips and tricks to achieve the same effect. Lovely Priya! I loved the effort here and the dish looks amazing, filling with tofu and mushrooms.

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Kalyani March 12, 2019 - 8:59 am

caramelised onions and mushrooms have rendered such a rich flavour and colour to this dish, Priya 🙂

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anu March 13, 2019 - 8:53 pm

tofu and mushroom in rice sounds like a great combination. Looks so delicious and I will try this sometime soon.

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Batter Up With Sujata March 15, 2019 - 1:07 am

Loved the idea of adding tofu and mushrooms instead of pork. You made a noveg dish vegetarian brilliantly. Sounds healthy and mouthwatering.

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Poonam Bachhav April 1, 2019 - 11:43 am

Loved your vegetarian take on a non veg dish Priya ! The rice dish with mushrooms, tofu, and all the veggies going sounds nutritious and wholesome!

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Vasusvegkitchen April 2, 2019 - 1:39 am

Looking very yummyyy 👌

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Seema Doraiswamy Sriram April 21, 2019 - 10:25 am

Tofu, rice and mushrooms you said and you had me ready with my spoon. I dont need to see any more will just be glad to have this anytime. the recipe is really comforting and rich at the same time. Surely will tag you when I try this

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