Friday, February 20, 2009

Tofu Manchurian

Weather here has been really bad lately. Its very cloudy and windy, and I have been craving and cooking some spicy snacks and meals. So over last week I used some tofu and made some spicy Manchurian with it for our evening snack time.

I have used the same recipe as for making Gobi Manchurian. Instead of using Gobi/cauliflower, I have used tofu to make the dish healthy.



Ingredients Used
Firm Tofu - about 2 cups when cubed
Red bell pepper/capsicum - 1 big size (any kind of bell peppers will work)
Red onion - 1 medium size
Green chili - 1 (for spiciness)

For Sauce
S0y sauce - 1tbsp
Red chili sauce - 1tsp (Use ketchup for mild flavor)

Garnish
Sesame seeds - 1tsp
Spring/green onions - chopped about a tbsp

  • First cut tofu into bit size pieces, pat them dry with some paper towel to remove excess liquid.
  • Heat a griddle/tava or pan, add little oil and wipe it. Put cubed tofu on tava and lightly fry them until all the sides are lightly brown in color.
  • Gently turn the sides using a spatula. Keep aside once done.
  1. Chop onion and red bell pepper into thin slice. Heat oil in a pan, when hot add sliced veggies and chili and sauté them for few minutes, until just tender.

  2. Now add soy sauce and chili sauce mix well. Add cubed and lightly browned tofu pieces and coat gently with the sauce.

  3. Take the mixture off the heat and garnish with spring onions and sesame seeds.
Spicy,delicious and healthy Manchurian. Enjoy warm !

* Add 2tsp of toasted nuts on top for some crunch.

I'll be sending this to event Click -cheese/tofu hosted by Bee & Jai of Jugalbandi.

30 comments:

  1. That looks so colourful and delicious...

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  2. Nice idea..Looks colorful and yummy..

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  3. Yummy, colourful, delicious n gorgeous:)lovely..gonna try soon:)

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  4. i would love to try this. we always look for new ways to cook tofu.

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  5. Real good idea & healthy too. who can resist a manchurian. hey .. just a thought - The Theme is CHEESE/TOFU in this month's CLICK! that looks like a delicious picture.

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  6. wow looks lovely...i love the innovative dish.

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  7. I have been wanting to try making manchurian with tofu for the longest time...yours has turned out beautifully and this is so healthy too....love it !

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  8. Looks lovely! Do send this for this month's CLICK event at Jugalbandhi.

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  9. thats a really great idea Madhu! I am surely going to try it :)

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  10. Looks perfect! How colourful.. here i get so much original tofu. Was searching for a recipe, urs is the apt style for me. Thanks for the recipe Madhu :)

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  11. that looks wonderful..tofu made this more healthy..

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  12. thank you madhu... manchurian looks mouthwatering and am drooling over the pic.

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  13. I too made tofu today:) Manchurian looks good, Madhu!

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  14. Hi Madhu,

    Your manchurian looks so cute.

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  15. wow manchurian with tofu sounds very creative..Tumba Chennagide..

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  16. I have some tofu leftover. Will try this one. Thanks, Madhu! :)

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  17. tofu? manchurian?? two of my favorite things! i'm ALL over this! looks delicious!

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  18. Love indo-chinese creations :-) so delicious, juicy and well-flavored. Good Job :-)

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  19. love this recipe. love the fact that u didn't deep fry tofu :)

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  20. @ Thanks all for the comment,do try it our whenever you get a chance.
    @ Soma & Anu thanks for reminding, I had forgotton about the Click theme. I'll send this in.

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  21. Is it not way healthier than the deep-fried Gobi Manchurian... Love the idea

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  22. I have tried tofu in noodles.. but not all by itself.. Good way to get the protein into the system.. Love the fact that it is not deep fried

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  23. Wow,i made tofu croquettes today and i jes love tofus.Manchurian looks wonderful.Very colorful too.

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  24. thats a lovely way to make madhu...

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  25. Very cool idea Madhu. I ate lots of paneer and gobhi manchurian in Bangalore. This is cool!

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  26. bright recipe, looks delicious

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  27. Madhu,
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Which chili sauce have you used? Also, I wasn't able to locate your Gobi Manchurian recipe.

    Regards,
    Gauri.

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  28. @ Gauri, I have used maggie hot&sweet chilli sauce. I have just followed the basic gobi manchuri recipe and substituted it with tofu but have not posted the gobi recipe..

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  29. wow that looks tasty and tempting madhu.... first time to ur blog and I am loving it:)

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