Monday, December 10, 2012

Tofu Pepper Manchurian

Last time when we had dinner at Thai restaurant I had the idea of making a tofu  dish with a Chinese twist to it. Here tofu is cooked with pepper and sauces to give a hot and delicious recipe.




Firm tofu-25 1 inch cubes
Pepper powder-1 tbsp
Lemon grass powder-1/4 tsp
olive oil-1 tbsp
Salt a small pinch
Capsicum-1/4 cup(Chopped to small cubes)
Soya sauce-1 nd 1/2tbsp
Tomato sauce-1 tsp
Pepper powder-2 tsp
Salt to taste
Garlic-1 clove(cut to thin slice)
Ginger-1 inch pice(minced)
Shallots-5 nos(sliced thin lengthwise)
Olive oil-1 tbsp
Corn flour-2 tsp
Green onion-1 tbsp(chopped)



Method of Preparation:
1.Dry the tofu using kitchen tissue to absorb max water from it. Slice it and mix tofu,pepper,lemon grass powder,salt, olive oil and set aside for 30 mins.
2. Heat little oil in  a pan and shallow fry turning them till it turns golden brown on all sides.Drain and set aside on kitchen paper.
3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan and fry the minced ginger, garlic in it for a second. Add the sliced shallots and fry till it turns translucent.
4. Add capsicum and cook till it gets soft but still crisp for few minutes.
5. Then add pepper powder, soy sauce, salt and tomato sauce,  mix and cook on medium high heat for a minute.
6. Mix the corn flour in little water and add to the mix. Cook it for a minute and then add the tofu into it and continue cooking till the cornflour thicken a bit and tofu is completely coated with masala.
7. Garnish with green onions and serve with rice.


 Notes:
1. Pat tofu before use to reduce its tofu smell.
2. Frying tofu helps to reduce the tofu smell again.
3. Instead of lemon grass powder you can use a small piece of fresh lemon grass.
4. Be careful while adding salt...sauces,fried tofu everything has pinch of salt in it. so add only a small pinch.


42 comments:

  1. Have tried tofu only once.. But didnt like the taste.. so not a fan of Tofu.. But yours looks very inviting..

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  2. so love your clicks gal; the dish must have packed a punch- no doubt about that

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  3. looks tempting..your clicks make me drool..

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  4. love tofu and this recipe is so great, looks inviting Reshmi

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  5. Never tried much with tofu,this looks so yum,must try this.

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  6. Cant take my eyes from ur clicks Reshmi, irresistible n very tempting manchurian.

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  7. this is in my to do list...u have made it so well...ur pic looks too appetizing...great presentation!

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  8. Super tempting manchurian. Even i wanted to try out manchurian with Tofu. Beautiful presentation

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  9. Wow that is so delicious!!!! lip smacking and tongue tickling!!!
    Sowmya

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  10. all time fav..yummy.
    BTW plz viist my space n check out my new FB page.Thanks in advance..
    Maha

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  11. Beautiful and delicious dish Reshmi, Love it.

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  12. I love the way it looks so saucy,....very tempting....

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  13. Delicious and finger-licking Manchurian!!

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  14. Mouth watering..!!!
    Love the click..its looks so tempting :)

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  15. Lip smacking...
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  16. Looks very nice and attractive, healthy with Tofu.

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  17. Wow..loved all clicks Reshmi..Nice recipe too.

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  18. I love tofu & pepper.. one of my favourite combination.. Love the clicks
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  19. This looks delicious! First time here... interesting space :)

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  20. That with some fried rice will make a perfect dinner anyday.. Nice one

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  21. thanks for sharing.

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  22. Lipsmacking good tofu manchurian. Looks inviting too.

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  23. this looks great.. lovely snaps.. very tempting
    Noel collections

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  24. A very nice twist to a Chinese dish with tofu, make it more healthier and frying it gives that crunch!

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  25. Tofu manchurian looks so delicious. Lovely clicks Rashmi!

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  26. Delicious manchurian...nice presentation..

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  27. I am not a fan for tofus, wow wow Reshmi, ur clicks making to try it again...bookmarking dear...Loved the cute basket too :-)

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  28. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! superb clicks...perfect combo with chappathii

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  29. Looks delicious. beautiful clicks as usual

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  30. well for me, this manchurian combo is perfect for lemon juice.

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  31. Looks very tempting!! beautiful presentation n clicks!

    Regards,
    Bindu
    http://indianrecipegalleri.blogspot.in/

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  32. Gr8 way to eat tofu...nice recipe

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  33. tofu manchurian a perfect snack in this weather!!

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  34. very interesting recipe and such pretty clicks

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