Friday, October 2, 2009

Tofu with carrots and snowpeas in blackbean sauce


Ingredients:
  1. Tofu - 16 oz block (use medium, I used soft and it was too hard to work with )
  2. Soy sauce - 2 tbsp + 2 tsp for marinating tofu
  3. Fermented black bean sauce - 2 tsp
  4. yellow Onion - 1 sliced think
  5. Tomato - 1 cubed ( remove the seeds and juice into the sauce mixture, this is only for visual appeal it doesn't change the taste or consistency)
  6. Snow peas - 1 hand full
  7. Carrots - 1 cut at a diagonal
  8. Sugar - .5 tsp + .5 tsp for marinating tofu
  9. Oil - 3 tbsp
  10. Spring onion - 1 stalk sliced
  11. Green chillies - 5 sliced
  12. Garlic - 4 cloves chopped

Method:
Drain the tofu and slice into rectangular cubes and marinate in a mixture of soy sauce and 1/2 tsp sugar.
Shallow fry the tofu in 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and keep aside.
Add the remaining oil to the pan and stir fry the garlic until light brown.
Add in the carrot slices and saute for a minute.
Add in the onions, tomatoes,snow peas, green chillies,spring onion and the mixture of soy sauce ,sugar and black bean sauce and stir well.
Add in 1/4 th cup of water and bring to a simmer.
Add in the fried tofu and taste for seasonings.

5 comments:

  1. Yummy Dish Priya! I never cooked as much with tofu although I wish I could, i must try this one...

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  2. I have a few Tofu recipes that are very easy and taste good . I will post those soon . I also started cooking with tofu only recently , my family is strictly non vegetarian :) To get them to eat veggies I try out new stuff.Since Tofu is pretty bland it really soaks up any flavours that you use.

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  3. Tofu my all tie favorite priya,looks very tempting..kandittu vayil vellam varunnu..

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  4. lovely work Priya.now i´ll have to dig out veggie recipies.lemme try this one..any substitute for snow peas,i dont think i get it in porto.

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  5. Hey Pali , I added Snowpeas just because I had some in the fridge. You can leave it out or add something else instead ,it really doesnt change the taste,maybe just the appearence - you could use green bell pepper instead.

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