Thursday, September 25, 2014

Vietnamese - Pan Fried Tofu

Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish.

For Vietnamese Cuisine I made this pan fried Tofu. In case you are not a tofu fan you could use cottage cheese too. The key to this recipe is throwing in some salt after cutting the blocks, mixing it well and wait for at least 10 minutes. It's dipped in coarsely ground roasted rice flour and tastes amazing with the dipping sauce.

Pan Fried Tofu
1 block Tofu
Roasted Rice powder
Roast the rice,till they lend a wonderful aroma. 
Grind them coarsely.
Cut the tofu into rectangles, sprinkle salt.
Gently toss the tofu with rice powder, since it is slightly wet, the powder sticks to it.
Heat a non stick pan.
Drizzle some oil.
Place the tofu pieces and cook till they are slightly brown.
Enjoy with the dipping sauce.

The menu for the day
Vietnamese Curry  made with Vietnamese curry powder
Rice Noodles
Pan Fried Tofu
Dipping Sauce
Pan Fried Chillies
Bean Thread Noodle Salad
Pickled vegetables
Lemon Tea

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  1. I am not a tofu fan and whenever I make it, I fry it a lot. I might like this pan fried version.

  2. Such a simple dish! Must be great with dipping sauce.

  3. This recipe sounds so simple and easy to make..very nice one..

  4. What a crispy and delicious fried tofu. Using roasted and ground rice for the drenching sounds interesting.

  5. only i eat tofu at home and mostly because i make dishes of it for the blog :) , this one with rice looks very tempting

  6. My Eo will go crazy over this dish, She loves tofu!

  7. I will prefer this with cottage cheese. Sounds yum.