Vegan Kosoi (Beans) Bwtwi

After a traditional festival dish from Tamil Nadu, we are stepping into a very physically isolated state, Tripura. This state is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides and is connected to the rest of India through just one national highway. This has greatly hindered progress in that state.

Culturally they have a diverse ethno-linguistic groups resulting in a composite culture. Their cuisine is typically meat and fish based. Trying to figure out suitable vegetarian dishes was a great challenge. So finally I had to try some vegan alternative to their dishes. 

Here is one which I tried with Sauteed Tofu instead of Berma (a form of fermented fish which is pretty common in Tripuri cuisine). This one was surprisingly very popular with the kids.

Try it out and see if your palates can accept this veganised version. While you are at it, it is time for me to go over to Uttar Pradesh. Catch you all there with a delectable dish!

Adapted from here
Ingredients - 

Green Beans, stringed and chopped into 1 inch pieces 2 cups
Onions, chopped 1/4 cup
Garlic 1 clove
Green Chilli, finely chopped
Tofu, sliced into 1 inch pieces and sauteed 6-7 pieces
Oil 1 tsp
Salt as needed


Vegan Kosoi (Beans) Bwtwi

Method Of Preparation -


Boil the green beans either on stove-top or microwave and set aside.

In a pan, heat oil and saute the onions and garlic until they are golden brown.

Add the chopped green chilli, boiled green beans, sauteed tofu and mix well.

Sprinkle salt and remove from fire.

Serve with some steamed rice as part of lunch/dinner.


Preparation Time 15 min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, April 27, 2014

15 comments

  1. wow it is kosoi day today!!! all of them look so delicious, simple and elegant..

     
  2. Priya Suresh Says:
  3. I did the same too, but love the addition of tofu slices here..Simple yet a healthy dish.

     
  4. simple and beautiful, addition of tofu is a nice variation

     
  5. Beans and tofu sound like a nice combination. Not surprised the kids liked it.

     
  6. Kalyani Says:
  7. I will perhaps substitute tofu with paneer at home .. Looks easy too / yup the 7 sisters dishes was a tough mountain to conquer !

     
  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. That's a great idea to mix the tofu with these beans, makes it more closer to the original dish right..

     
  10. Pavani N Says:
  11. Love the addition of tofu in this dish. Will try this version next.

     
  12. Addition of tofu sounds inviting,a healthy dish..

     
  13. Love it. i have some runner beans in the fridge will try this out. Hubby will love them for sure.

     
  14. Usha Rao Says:
  15. Most of us made this beans and I like the dry version most of you made. Dry version looks more appetizing than the broth version I made. I like the addition of tofu and nice to know kids liked it a lot.

     
  16. wow thats a very delicious kosoi , addition of tofu is really interesting :) very healthy dish !!

     
  17. Padmajha PJ Says:
  18. So many versions of this dish for the state. Your looks nice with the Tofu...

     
  19. love the addition of the tofu.. adds more oomph to the stir-fry

     
  20. this definitely was the popular dish for the state - your version looks tasty

     
  21. Suma Gandlur Says:
  22. Loved your healthy touch of tofu there.
    Going by the South standards, these kind of curries appear bland. Aren't they?

     
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