Friday, June 5, 2020

Easy Tofu Curry



I was able to order a large packet of curry and turmeric powder from an online shop as my daughter makes her own whitening cream out of the latter herb.  After checking our pantry for ingredients to cook for our lunch, I realized I don't have enough herbs and spices, and the above mentioned are what I have in fairly good quantity.  These couple of days, we had loads and loads of fat and protein-rich ready-to-cook frozen food and the family needed a break from it. Aside from canned tuna and sardines, we also have tofu left in the fridge from hubs' last grocery trip, so I decided to mix the two and remembered the curry noodles I also made a couple of months back which have some shrimps in it.


I got all excited to cook the Tofu Curry as I have ample supply of cilantro, also known as wansoy.


Below is the photo of the Curry noodles followed by the easy-peasy recipe.




Tofu Curry

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (12 ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (10 ounce) can coconut milk (200 ml Coco Mama gata)
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (optional)
1 red chili, chopped (optional)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, spring onions (I added some chopped spinach too)

Procedure:

1.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu cubes, season with seasoned salt and fry until golden on all sides, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Drain and put over paper towels, and set aside.

 2.  On the same pan, remove excess oil and leave enough for sauteing.  Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender.

3.  Stir in coconut milk, curry powder, salt and pepper.

4.  Return the tofu to the pan. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5.  Turn off fire and add the chilies and coriander, top with more coriander when serving.



Additional tips:

You can add rice noodles to this recipe, cook the noodles first and add it before the tofu (refer to procedure number 3, mix well, before adding the tofu so as not to damage the cubed tofu.





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