Jul 1, 2009

Tofu Peanut Stir Fry




This recipe is an outcome of our frequent visits to the Chinese hotel last week. We have been shifting to a new house and so till the kitchen was set, it was hotel food...Both hubby dear n me being a lover of Chinese cuisine, we ended up there more than a couple of times :) With my lil one, who loves to run arnd "always" itz highly difficult to sit down at ease and enjoy food at some hotel..So these days it's only been "to-go"....with the "to-go" menu came a small box of peanuts, chilli sauce and soysauce. I did not really wanted to add them to my menu item nor did not want to them throw them to trash...So what else did I do...hmm...made a dish with it the leftovers...n here it is..."TOFU PEANUT STIR FRY"...It came in handy as a roti sidedish the next day...n sure tasted yummy too...

 Ingredients:
  • Tofu - 1 box
  • Onion -1/2 medium
  • Chilli sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce - 2 tsp
  • Spring onion - 3
  • salt - if req (opt)
  • salted roasted peanuts - 2 tbsp
Preparation:

Make sure you squeeze out the water from the tofu to the max. To do this cover the tofu with tissue paper on all sides. Then keep a heavy pan or plate on top of the tofu and allow it to rest aside for 10 mins. After 10 mins, cube the tofu to squares.

To hot oil in a pan, add finely chopped onion, Saute till the onion turns golden brown. Then add tofu and stir fry it till it changes color(becomes slightly brown). Once the tofu changes color, add peanuts, chilli sauce, very lil soy sauce. Garnish with some spring onions. Add salt if needed.

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