Vegetarian Adobo

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Adobo refers to a method of marinating and stewing in a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce and spices. It is a warming hearty dish native to the Philippines. When the Spanish settled in the Philippines during the 16th century they witnessed this traditional cooking method and called it adobo which is the Spanish word for marinade.  The adobo method of cooking is a sure way to make your meals deliciously flavourful!


What You’ll Need

  • 300g mushroom nuggets (found in Asian stores)  /  300g firm tofu or gluten can be used as an alternative.
  • 500g potatoes cut in quarters
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped and crushed.
  • 1 medium white onion.
  • 1 Tbsp oil or ghee
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos or soy sauce.
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper.
  • 1/4 cup water more or less as needed.
  • 3-4 medium dry bay leaves.
  • 1/4 cup raw brown sugar

How to Make It

  • Par boil the potatoes for 6-8 minutes then drain.
  • Marinate mushroom nuggets in garlic, onion, Braggs, pepper and vinegar for 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain and reserve the marinade.
  • Stir-fry the garlic and onion until golden brown
  • Add in the mushroom nuggets and brown on each side
  • Add in the marinade and sugar.
  • Let it boil for 3 minutes before adding the potatoes.
  • Simmer for 8 minutes.

Serve over rice.


By Vrndavan Dasi

Founder and Principal of Veda Yoga Teacher Training