Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spicy Tofu Curry


Tofu as we all know is an excellent source of protein. Also packed with calcium and iron. So, nothing should stop us from making dishes with tofu. Over at my place, there's different types of tofu. The soft wobbly type  - suited for steaming whereas the firm types are excellent for curries for they don't break up yet still soft and easy to be chewed. I bought three pieces of the firm white tofu, lightly fried them after coating with flour (for a  thin crispy layer) and gently added in a spice based curry - truly mesmerising in flavors.    

Ingredients
For tofu
3 pieces hard white tofu ( cut each diagonally to form 2 triangles)
1/1 tbsp corn flour
Salt for taste

Other Ingredients
1 tbsp fish curry powder (or as needed)
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
** mix these three ingredients with some water for a curry paste
2 bay leaves
4 shallots - sliced thinly
3 green chillies - cut into 1 1/2 inch length
1 (100g) medium size tomato - sliced thinly
1 small bunch of coriander leaves - sliced into long pieces
1 tbsp thick tamarind/assam juice
Salt for taste

Method:
Dust/coat tofu with flour and a little salt.
Heat enough oil and fry tofu, on both sides for a light crispy coating.
Remove and keep aside.
Leave about 3 tbsp of oil in the same pan/wok/pan.
Saute green chillies and shallots.
Add curry paste, stir and cook over low heat till aromatic and oil splits.
Put in bay leaves and tomato.
Stir, pour about 3 cups of water and tamarind juice.
Season with salt
Simmer and once heated through, gently drop in fried tofu.
Stir, simmer for another 1 or 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and combine in coriander leaves.

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8 comments:

  1. Hey, Do you always carry a camera while you cook? Nice pictures and a lovely recipe.

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  2. thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments.

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  4. omg this looks so temping.. I wish i could have it right away :D

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