Tofu is the main ingredient in this recipe, which is a staple food in Southeast Asia. Yes, simple pepper tofu stir-fry is the recipe on the plate today. A simple, quick yet tasty tofu stir-fry that can be accompanied by rice and curry.
By the way, how the tofu is made?
Tofu is a curdled soy milk which is pressed into solid blocks and cool down .
Main Types of Tofu
There are many varieties of tofu around the world, based on the softness and how pressed the tofu is. They are
- Extra firm
- Tofu Skins
Why do you need Pepper with turmeric?
This recipe contains two well-renowned spices, pepper, and turmeric. A lot of people know about these spices’ benefits when they are consumed separately. However, when consuming them together, the effects are magnified several times.
As a polyphenol, curcumin, which is found in turmeric, has several health advantages. But the greatest downfall is that it is not absorbed easily into the body. However, consuming piperine, found in pepper, boosts the absorption of curcumin.
What to make with tofu?
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PRAWN TOFU LAKSA– A laksa made from scratch that includes prawn, tofu, beansprout, and homemade laksa paste.
HIGH PROTEIN BREAKFAST WRAPS– A high protein vegetarian breakfast wrap loaded with vegetables and tofu.
How to make this pepper tofu stir fry | Side dish
- Firm tofu-2 block medium size
- Onion-1 big
- Crushed pepper-2 to 3 tsp based on the spiciness
- Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
- Curry leaves-3 springs
- Cut the tofu into small chunks.
- Fry the onion in oil till it becomes translucent.
- Add tofu and fry for few minutes.
- Next, add turmeric powder, and fry for another 3 minutes.
- Now, add the crushed pepper.
- Add curry leaves and cook covered to get nice golden brown color on and around tofu.
- Serve hot.
- Firm tofu must be used to get the exact results.
- Crushed pepper can be replaced by pepper powder. However, freshly crushed pepper gives more fragrance and taste to the recipe.
Some more tofu recipes
TOFU VEGETABLE JAPANESE CURRY– A vegan/vegetarian Japanese curry that includes tofu and vegetables and mild curry.
TOFU, MUSHROOM STUFFED WONTON RAVIOLI PASTA– A ravioli pasta recipe that includes tofu and mushroom stuffed wontons.
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