Friday, October 2, 2009

Tofu with carrots and snowpeas in blackbean sauce

  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

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.


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

  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.

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

  4. lovely work 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.

  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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