nedelja, 23. januar 2011

Simple Tofu Curry Recipe

Curry has specific taste and curry dishes are usually quite healthy. They are simple to cook and tasty to eat. Tofu is one of the ways to make curry with.
Tofu curry recipe is simple and ready for beginners. Nothing fancy and nothing difficult. It can be cooked in 40 minutes or even less. The ingredients are common and usually handy. If you don't like spiciness then omit cayenne pepper and chili. You can also include other vegetables or spices of your choice. This recipe is vegan friendly.
You can serve it with rice.
Curry in the spice-bazaar (egypitan) in IstanbulImage via Wikipedia
What you will need (for 4 servings)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pack of firm tofu
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or chili or ground black pepper)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Drain the tofu for 20 minutes to remove water. The simple way to do this is by wrapping tofu in paper towels and putting weight on it.
Cut the tofu into 1/2" cubes. Cut and prepare other ingredients.

Directions for Making Tofu Curry
Heat the large pan over medium heat. Add oil and fry the tofu and cayenne pepper for 3 minutes until tofu is lightly browned.
Add chopped onions and slightly reduce heat. When onion becomes tender (after 3-5 minutes) add garlic and salt.
After 1 minute stir in curry powder, tomatoes and cilantro or parsley. Cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes.

torek, 11. januar 2011

Stir-Fried Tofu with Ginger and Vegetables

Stir-fried tofu recipe is very easy to prepare. It is also vegan friendly. It is almost perfect nutritional tofu dish.
Eaten can be in combination with rice, quinoa or even eaten solo.  The vegetable choice is up to you.

Stir Fried TofuImage by rayb777 via Flickr
Ingredients (for 2 people)
- 1/2 cup of soy sauce
- juice from one lemon
- 1/2 ts of fresh, grated ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- spices
- tofu
- vegetables:
     1/2 bunch broccoli
     1 carrot, sliced
     2 onions, chopped
     1 pepper, sliced
- cayenne pepper
- coconut oil

Cut the tofu to small slices or cubes. Mix it with garlic, soy sauce, ginger, cayenne pepper and let it marinate for at least two hours. If you have the time, let it marinate in refrigerator overnight.

Food preparation
Heat the wok to a high temperature. Start to stir-fry carrots, just a little later add broccoli and pepper. Stir frequently. After 2-4 minutes add onions and tofu. Stir-fry a little longer and then add marinade. Cover the wok and allow to cook (a minute) to desired tenderness. Vegetables should not  be too soft.

Note: wok or pan should be quite large and heat very strong. If the heat is too weak for stir-frying, fry half the vegetables at time and combine in the end when adding marinade. Be also careful not to smoke the oil with too much heat.

Serve quickly with basmati rice or some other side dish.

Bon Appetit!

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