Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tofu tea Sandwiches with Green Tulsi Tea

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa are proud to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund whose mission is to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for Ovarian Cancer. Electrolux has committed to donate $ 750,000 to this worthy cause. Right now on Kelly Confidential, you can select a perfect tea party outfit for Kelly's Tea Party for a Cause. When you do Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Foodbuzz and Electrolux are partnering to host a Top 9 Tea Party Takeover on Friday, March 25th. In a Top 9 take over, Foodbuzz has asked their Featured Publishers to construct a post around a theme and then, for one day only, all Top 9 posts reflect that theme! For this they want us to create the perfect tea party recipe.Foodbuzz will also donate $50 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for everyday tea party recipe created by a Featured Publisher before March 23rd!

Why Tofu Sandwiches with Green Tea?

Tofu- Eating tofu regularly can almost halve a woman's chances of developing ovarian cancer according to the researchers. More here..

Vegetables are rich in bio active compounds with potential cancer-preventive actions and increased consumption reduces the risk of ovarian cancer. Cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, onions, onion greens, cilantro, baby carrots and cucumber are used to make this sandwich. Learn more here..

Green Tulsi Tea- Tulsi (Holy Basil), recognised as India's most sacred herbs originated in the country many thousands of years ago, is known for its rich antioxidant and adaptogenic properties. Also referred to as Holy Basil Tea, this herbal brew's adaptogens guard against and deal with physical, chemical, environmental and emotional factors that produce high levels of stress that compromise physical and mental health. Read more about its benefits here..

Tofu tea Sandwiches (serves 4-6)
  •  8 -10 slices of wheat bread
  •  1 cup of finely minced fresh vegetables and herbs. I used bell pepper, cherry tomatoes baby carrots and cucumber,onions,onion greens and cilantro
  •  4 one inch cubes of Tofu
  • 1 tsp of  dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp of white pepper powder
  • A few drops of  lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste

Wash and crumble tofu gently with you finger tips in a bowl and mix in the minced vegetables along with the soy sauce, lemon juice, pepper powder and salt, gently until combined.

Trim the edges of the bread slices and cut into rectangles or squares. Place the tofu vegetable mix as a thick layer over the slice, close with another,  hold using a toothpick inserted, topped with a halved cherry tomato.

Green Tulsi Tea  (makes 4-6 cups)
  •   Handful of Tulsi (holy basil) leaves - I always have the plant in my back yard and plucked fresh green leaves.
  •   A tsp of fresh orange peel
  •   2 tbsps,  Honey
  •   One litre, Water

Wash the tulsi leaves and boil with orange peel in water for a minute. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
Strain, stir in honey and it is ready to be served hot. Can be served cold as well.


  1. wow would love to have a cup of tulsi chai, heard it helps reduce cough and colds too.

  2. Fantastic combo. I really love the tofu sandwich and the equally like the idea of tulsi tea. Awesome ideas and super healthy too :)

    Its great to see you support and do a post for a cause. Hugs to you :)

  3. I have been thinking of making paneer sandwiches,but tofu makes it more healthier, have to try it out,th epic with tulsi tea makes feel comforting! Sandwich paakave softa irukku!

  4. awesome combo..and the tulsi tea has me wanting to go make some(and Im not even a TEA person)...thanks for sharing.

  5. Wonderful combo ...tofu sandwich sounds yum and so the tea ..have to try it

  6. As usual great post and recipe Bharathy!!! Love both the sandwich and tea... lovely clicks too!!

  7. Wat a wonderful and elegant sandwiches, that tulsi tea looks absolutely fabulous,havent had since a long..

  8. Nice combination of tulsi tea n tofu sandwich...Looks good n tempting

  9. a very healthy combo ,very comforting tea.

  10. Sandwiches look really delicious..good tea time snack..nice flavorful tea

  11. These sandwiches look delicious! And what one would not do to have that cup of tea! :-)

  12. Perfect combo' for the evening' energetic n healthy

  13. Really delicious...great post with fab clicks..
    Tasty Appetite

  14. very yummy dish..and tulsi has a great medicine. Nice pictures.

  15. Sandwiches look yummy. Wonderful preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  16. Hi Bharathy,

    How are you doing?

    Hey you are just a innovative cook man...

    I knew the benefits of tofu, but with you post i got few more details as well wonderful receipe...thanks.

  17. wow...such a healthy and tempting sandwich with tea...I don't get thulsi here...Sure aks my amma to try this..

    Lovley clicks...

  18. Gorgeous looking sandwich, Bharathy...

  19. Very interesting..

  20. Nice write up on the ovarian cancer and very healthy recipe follwed by.A very good post,that every woman should read this.

  21. Sandwiches look gorgeous, and I could really do with that chai!, down with cold and coffee.


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