TOFU IN HOT GARLIC SAUCE



We tried this dish in a local Chinese restaurant recently. This was served as a starter. I tried to remember all the ingredients in the sauce and make the exact dish later that week. We had it with noodles. This can be served with rice also and the tofu can be substituted with any type of meat and vegetables and broccoli.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Tofu, 1 packet, I have used silken tofu here.
2. Small onions, 2.
3. Garlic, 3 large cloves.
4. Chopped cilantro, ½ cup.
5. Green chili, 1.
6. Low-sodium soya sauce, 2 tablespoons.
7. Chili and garlic sauce, 1 teaspoon. (I used a less spicier version).
8. Corn flour, 1 teaspoon.

PREPARATION:
Mix the corn flour, soya sauce, and chili garlic sauce with half cup of water. Keep stirring until there are no lumps in the mixture and keep aside. Slice the small onions into thin even slices, slice the garlic into very thin slices, and dice the green chili finely. Cut the tofu into even bite-size pieces. Heat a pan with some sesame oil and add the sliced onions, garlic and chili and keep sautéing until the onions are transparent. Add the sauce mixture now along with chopped cilantro and let it cook for 5 minutes. Once the mixture starts to thicken, add the tofu and let it cook for a few more minutes. Serve hot over noodles or rice.

Note: I have not added salt here as there is enough salt in the soya sauce. If needed, some extra salt can be added according to taste.

43 comments:

Priti said...

To try for next batch of tofu...looks gr8

PranisKitchen said...

really nice one.nice pic too

Suja Sugathan said...

This looks great Gita..simple and delicious..beautifully presented.

Kairali sisters said...

Good one...Looks delicious Gita

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Sushma Mallya said...

Love chinese and this one surely looks worth trying,mouthwatering & delicious gita...

simply.food said...

lovely dish nicely presented.

Kiran said...

Nice tofu dish.Looks delicious.Nice click.

Asha said...

YUM! Great looking Tofu dish. Must try!:)

Suman Singh said...

love tofu...its looks healthy n delicious..:)

Nithu Bala said...

Very delicious and healthy..you have clicked it so cute..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely tofu dish. Looking good!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Lovely and sounds quick too. Will surely try next time.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

different & lovely recipe!!

Priya said...

Slurpp, am drooling over that bowl of goodness, feel like having some..

Geetha Achal said...

மிகவும் அருமையான விதத்தில் டோஃபுவினை செய்து இருக்கின்றிங்க..சூப்பர்ப்...

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Gita, I have some inhibition in trying tofu but urs look yummy. Beautiful presentation. Will try ur recipe when I buy it.

Rachana Kothari said...

Beautifully presented tofu dish. Yummm...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

nice presentation...wil try it soon...looks yum....thanks for sharing

divya said...

This looks great Gita..simple and delicious..beautifully presented.

divya said...

This looks great Gita..simple and delicious..beautifully presented.

Padma said...

Nice yummy dish and also very healthy with tofu.

Cham said...

That is quiet an Asian touch tofu! Never tasted like this one!

Gulmohar said...

Sure,I'll love this garlicky tofu...looks yumm

Shri said...

Sounds very gourmet,Gita!

SpicyTasty said...

I have some tofu's sitting in my fridge. Gotta try this recipe. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing gita.

Rumana Rawat said...

This is great.. i love the flower:-)

PALATABLE said...

Great dish with tofu and it's healthy and yummy too...

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sangi said...

simply delicious!lovely presentation dear

Kanchan said...

I had prepared a similar dish with baby corn and even clicked snaps .. will post that soon :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

A nice aromatic dish.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Bet it would have tasted yum! Nice recipe Gita!

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita,,very nice recipe paa paarkave super ah irukku i have tried the tofu in restaurants dear but i hv nt cooked at home sure have to start to cook tofu at home,,worth n healthy way of eating dear ...nalla present pannirukkenga..

Nandini said...

Wow! Very appetizing sauce! I'll have it with some chicken noodles!

BeenaShylesh said...

Looks delicious ...........creamy tooo...

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipe in a cute bowl...

Panchpakwan said...

Nice recipe with tofu..Looks delicious.

Pavithra said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful .. looks too good and tempting..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

just the name makes me hungry.

Yummy Team said...

Thats a beautiful and tempting dish, Gita..So easy to prepare...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Luks gr8,Tofu is one of my fav,love this version...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Yumm yumm,nice click too

Sharmilee! :) said...

Tofu and garlic wat a lovely combo...just luv it!

Animisha said...

wow,
this is a great one.
nice idea to replace paneer with tofu for a hot treat.
gonna try this today
yesterday i tempted for manchuria and went to indian restaurant but disapointed with veg manchuria.
today am gonna make this to quench my thirst for hot chinese treat