Friday, January 15, 2010

Thai Curry Tofu

Before stepping upon the recipe of Thai Curry Tofu, one should really know and understand what exactly Tofu is. Well,Tofu is the soft solid white food made by coagulating Soya milk.Tofu is also known as "bean curd".After coagulating and pressing the soya milk, the liquid is sieved and the remaining solid milk is kept aside.Later these pieces of solid milk can be cut into the required size blocks or cubes.

Now let's begin with the actual recipe of Thai curry Tofu :

Thai Curry Tofu

The Tofu curry is mostly made with coconut milk.First the Tofu is fried and later it is simmered in a curry coconut sauce with cilantro. This Thai recipe is a delicious light meal that tastes great with rice or noodles.

What ingredients do you need?

* 1 tablespoon canola oil
* 1 package solid,hard tofu, drained and cubed
* 1 tablespoon butter
* 1 small onion which is chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 Can of coconut milk
* 2 teaspoons curry powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

How to make Thai Curry Tofu?

Tofu Red Curry

* Take a large skillet and heat oil in it. Keep the flame medium-high.Add salt as per your taste to the tofu cubes. Keep them aside for 5-10 mnts.Later fry these cubes in the oil till they turn golden brown on each side.Keep stirring these cubes occasionally.This process of frying the cubes will take approximately 15 mts. Afterwards,remove the fried cubes on paer towels and let them become a little oil-free.

*Now put butter in the same skillet and let it melt on medium heat.Put onion and garlic in this butter and let them cook till they are soft.Add coconut milk,cilantro,curry powder,salt and pepper by stirring along simultaneously.

*Place the tofu cubes back in the skillet.Let them cook and simmer over low heat for around 15 minutes.Keep on stirring in between.

This Thai curry can be served with hot sauce and is, of course,a superb lunch option as well as perfection!

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