Monday, October 29, 2012

Crispy Tofu In Thai Chilli & Basil

This week will be great for all diet food followers and south Asian food lovers. I will be experimenting with south Asian food in my blog. Today's basic ingredient is "Tofu", also called bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy juice and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. Tofu originated in ancient China. Tofu and its production technique were introduced into Korea and then Japan. Tofu has a low calorie count, relatively large amounts of protein, and little fat. It is high in iron, calcium and/or magnesium.

Recipe minimally adapted from Kai Asia by The Gateway Hotel

Ingredients:

Tofu:                       100 Grams
Corn Flour:             2 tablespoon
Thai chilli paste:       1/2 tablespoon
Sugar:                     1/4 tablespoon
Garlic:                     1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Sweet Chilli Sauce:  1 tablespoon
Onion:                     1 medium (diced)
Basil leaves:             1 sprig (few of them fried)
Vegetable oil



Method:

1) Cut tofu into small dices.
2) Coat with corn flour and shallow fry till crisp.
3) Heat some oil in a pan and add garlic, toss diced onion basil leave for 1-2 minutes.
4) Add chilli paste, sugar, sweet chilli sauce.
5) Mix well and garnish with fried basil leaves.
6) Serve hot.

BON APPETIT..


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