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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chilli Tofu

I was little reluctant so far, to try out any recipe with Tofu here in Singapore. Though, there are many varieties available here, all are little soft as people here mostly use them in Soup. Finally, I found one variety which is extra firm and can be use in a curry. So, immediately I thought to prepare Chilli Tofu with that.

There is no need to mention the health benefit Tofu has. Tofu is a highly nutritious, protein-rich, low-calorie food which is also a good source of Iron, Calcium, Manganese even Omega-3 fatty acid. It has all the goodness of Soy Protein. Research on soy protein in recent years has shown that regular intake of soy protein can help to lower total cholesterol levels by as much as 30%, lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels by as much as 35-40%, lower triglyceride levels, reduce the tendency of platelets to form blood clots, and possibly even raise levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
If you want to prepare something quick and delicious, Chilli Tofu is just right for you. It is very filling, tasty and easy-to-make. You can use it in a wrap, too.

Chilli Tofu

Ingredients :
Extra Firm Tofu : 1 cup
Green Bell Pepper/Capicum : 1(diced)
Green chillies : 2(finely chopped)
Onion : 2(sliced)
Garlic : 3-4 cloves(chopped)
Soy Sauce : 1 tblsp.
Tomato Sauce/Tomato Paste : 2 tblsp.
Chilli Sauce : 2 tblsp.
Oil : 2 tblsp.
Salt to taste
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Black pepper to taste
Spring Onion : 1 bunch(chopped)+ little for garnishing

Method :
  • Wash tofu nicely under cold water n keep it in warm water for 10 min , after 10 min again wash n squeeze gently to take out excess water from it , cut tofu bar into cubes.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a nonstick pan n shallow fry the cubes from all sides in light golden brown , remove the tofu pieces and keep them aside.
  • Heat rest of the oil in the same pan, add garlic, chillies and onion, saute it for a minute, than add bell peppers and saute for another 2-3 mins. Now add all sauces, salt, black pepper, sugar and mix nicely. 
  • Next add tofu cubes, mix them gently till all the sauce well blend with tofu cubes. Finally, add chopped up spring onions and mix well. Cook for another minute and remove from heat.
  • Garnish with some more chopped up spring onions. Serve hot.

Chilli Tofu 1

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