Thursday, 1 December 2011

Tofu with spring onion stir fry (chinese style)

The health benefits of tofu as a meat substitute are numerous. Consuming tofu regularly helps lower bad cholesterol, alleviates symptoms associated with menopause and even lowers the risk of cancer. Other major health benefits of tofu compared to meat include making middle-aged bones stronger and delaying the ravages of age. Tofu has been found to be a great source of calcium and vitamin E as well. Tofu or soybean curd is produced by grinding soybeans to form a milk-like substance, which is then compressed and left to coagulate. After the mass has dried into a gelatinous solid, it is cut into palm-sized cubes. Since soybean is cheap and abundant, but rich in protein, the popularly known benefit of tofu is that of being the “poor man’s protein.”


so today we are going to make TOFU with spring onion stir fry..which is soo delicious, healthy & easy to make....:) so friends with out much ado lets start the recipe..:)



Ingredients:


Tofu- 250gm (cut in cubes)
spring onion 1/2 cup chopped
hot nd sour sweet sauce 1 tblsp or as per tour taste
til / sesame seeds- 1tblsp
soy sauce- 1tblsp
minced garlic- 1tsp
cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
green chillies chopped- 2 nos
salt as per the taste
sesame seed oil- 2 tblsp




Method:


add 1 tblsp oil in the nonstick pan..when oil is hot add tofu pieces.Stir fry the tofu for 1-2 min till light golden in colour. keep aside.


Again add 1tblsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds.let it splutter.


Add the green chillies & stir for some time. Add minced garlic. Fry for 2-3 min.
Add sesame seeds. stir for 1-2 min. Add the fried tofu.  Mix well. Then add the soya sauce, hot nd sour sauce, salt as per the taste & stir for 1 min. 
 Then add the chopped green onions. stir fry for 2-3 min till soft. Now switch off the flame & serve hot with roti/ naan/ pullav.

sending this to Herbs and flowers - Spring Onions 



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Kaveri said...

Hi Pranathi,

Glad to have found your space...You have a wonderful space with yummy recipes..This one looks very good too.
Thanks for sending it to the event.

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