The weekend has been busy. Well… I’ve done lots of work … cleaning the house, watching movies, dancing, and of course eating 😉 😀 I made some chocolates too for a friend’s birthday and they all loved it. So overall it’s been a normal and happy weekend 🙂 But weekends always pass so fast….I just can’t seem to get enough!! Sometimes I wish there was a day off midweek too. Hahaha…. it’s like more play than work. On second thoughts I guess a two day weekend is just fine 🙂
I won’t go on and on about the weekend. Coming straight to today’s recipe…..it’s a combi of egg and tofu. Actually, I didn’t realize tofu and egg would be such a great match until I prepared this dish. I got tofu from the wet market near my place as I like it fresh. For this dish, I added sesame seeds and apples along with other sauces and spices. The dish had a sweet and spicy flavor and was perfect for a Saturday lunch. I served the dish with rice but it can be served with noodles or bread too.
I hope you enjoy making the dish as much I did. Have a good week and happy cooking 🙂
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Cooking oil – As required (for frying the tofu) and 1 tablespoon for preparing the sauce.
Tofu – 400 g, cut into 1 inch rectangular pieces or other shape as desired
Egg – 1 or 2, beaten with a pinch of salt
Apple – 1 medium, cut into small cubes
Green beans – Around 10, chopped into 1 inch long pieces
Sesame seeds – 2 teaspoons
Garlic – 4 or 5 cloves, sliced
Chili sauce – 2 teaspoons
Tomato sauce – 2 tablespoons
Chili Lime or chili powder – 1 teaspoon
Mixed pepper – 1 teaspoon
Cashew – 1/4 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Salt – to taste
Step 1: Heat oil in a U-shaped pan or vessel. Dip the tofu pieces in the beaten egg and shallow fry them (around 5 at a time) until it has a nice golden brown color. Transfer them on to a plate with paper napkins to soak off the excess oil. Keep aside.
Step 2: Heat the rest one table spoon oil in the pan. Add the garlic cloves and stir for 15 to 20 seconds.
Step 3: Add the green beans and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Follow by stirring in the tomato sauce, chili sauce, chili lime and mixed pepper.
Step 4: Add the apples, cashew and half cup of water. Cook for another 10 minutes or so until the beans and apples are soft.
Step 5: Add the fried tofu and mix it well with the sauce. Add salt for taste as necessary.
Step 6: Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot with rice or noodles.
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