Friday, April 10, 2009

Tofu Manchurian

Tofu is low in calories, contains beneficial amounts of iron especially important for women of child-bearing age and has no saturated fat or cholesterol. Tofu are quite rich in calcium too,tofu products can be split into two main categories: fresh tofu, which is produced directly from soy milk, and processed tofu, which is produced from fresh tofu...i prepared tofu manchurian sterday which was in my to do list since a long, this tofu manchurian is prepared with extra firm tofu marinated in soyasauce, green chilli sauce, cornflour for an hour,then deepfried n prepared again in sesame oil with green and red bell peppers...they tastes delicious, quite a easy dish which turns prefectly well as side dish.



To Marinate:
1cup Extrafirm Tofu cubes
1tsp Dark Soya sauce
1/4cup Corn flour
Salt(if needed)
Water
Oil for deep frying

For Manchurian
1cup Red & Green bell peppers(pieces)
1no Onion Chopped
3nos Garlic cloves( minced)
1tsp Light soya sauce
1tsp Green chilli sauce
1tsp Tomato ketchup
1tsp White vinegar
2tbsp Sesame Oil
1tbsp Garlic chives or green onions (chopped)
Salt (if needed)

Mix everything all the ingredients except the oil under the list to marinate...keep aside for an hour and deep fry the marinated tofu cubes until they turn brown...now heat the sesame oil n add immediately the chopped onion with minced garlic cloves, stir for a few minutes, add immediately the bell peppers with light soya sauce, green chilli sauce, tomato ketchup n white vinegar,toss everything for few minutes or until the oil get separates, add salt if needed...add now the deep fried tofus to the veggies, mix well until the tofu pieces get well mixed with the veggies n sauces..add finally the garlic chives pieces r green onions and put off the stove...

Serv as side dish!

27 comments:

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. nice colour Priya.. sappita varalama??

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

lovely colours. Looks delicious. I tried making gobhi manchurian yesterdya but it was a complete flop :(

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
looks very tempting, well done.
nice snap.
TC

Ammu said... Reply To This Comment

U r really creative. U got wonderful and unique collections of dishes.

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This is a great idea Priya, such a healthy one too than the usual manchurian recipes, looks lovely dear :)

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. thats so colourful! Looks gr8!

sharada said... Reply To This Comment

looks colourful...must have tasted great & healthy too.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

aaahhh one more green and red looks so beautiful and helthy too yum yum

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice colour priya.

Ushanandini said... Reply To This Comment

Creative and wonderful manchurian, Priya! Oru spoon naan taste pannava?

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

mixture of different colors priya..very nice..great idea!!

Jaishree said... Reply To This Comment

WoW! looks lovely & tempting priya..Nice click!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Green and red very pretty, good recipe with tofu

Nidhi said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu Manchurian looks good. Hey! Its a good idea to drain the tofu under some weight for at least half an hour for it to marinate even better. I have also had success in putting the tofu at 400 degrees F in the oven for 15 mins. instead of frying. I am going to try your recipe(with the modifications ;-) ).

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy repacement of paneer... looking delicious priya..

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

This is quite a healthy one, I love Tofu

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, I was just thinking that I never make stuff with tofu.There are so many things to do with tofu.

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Was wondering what will be cooking here... Tofu manchurian??? mmm color looks divine... Perfect side...

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice recipe,Priya.Love the colorful manchurian with tofu :)

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great and yummy.

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Looks colorful n delicious.

Indhu said... Reply To This Comment

have a pack of tofu at home... this is a wonderful recipe to try out .. love the picture :)

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, Tofu manchurian is a nice thought and looks really inviting! :)

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

Tofu manchurain looks delicious. I made Tofu Masala yesterday.I do the same for marinating.
Tofu has replaced paneer in our home. It is not as tasty as the paneer but is a very good healthy option.

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great Priya..I made a tikka fry last week..But mine was not really firm..had to take so much care not to break it..Loved this one..:)

EC said... Reply To This Comment

I made manchurian with paneer some days back..even I prefer tofu..but it is not available in the nearby store..thanks for the entry

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good, Priya! I appreciate the things you cook - truly world cuisine!!