Thursday, December 1, 2016

Recipe Of The Week: Tofu Coins in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Tofu Coins in Spicy Peanut Sauce adds variety to our dinner menu and is perfect as a healthy comfort food as well. This recipe is a regular in my household and we all love it. It's an easy and delicious meal that can be served if you are hosting a get together or just looking for a hearty, flavorful family meal.

TOFU COINS IN SPICY PEANUT SAUCE

CALORIES

188

SERVES

5

COOK TIME

30

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE COINS:

  • 1 14-ounce pack tofu, drained and pressed
  • 2 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1/2 cup peanuts, roasted and lightly salted
  • 2 dry red chilis
  • 1 teaspoon garlic ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari to make it gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup scallions
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven at 400°F and prepare a cookie sheet.
  2. Crumble the tofu properly and combine chickpea flour, sriracha sauce. and salt into it and mix very well with your hands until smooth.
  3. Divide the tofu mix into 10 equal balls and press between palms gently. Make sure there are no cracks in the tofu coins. Place them on the cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes flipping the coins once after 25 minutes. The tofu coins should be light golden brown in color.
  4. In the meantime combine peanuts, red chilis, ginger garlic paste, sesame seeds, vinegar, and soy sauce in a food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a nonstick pan and add basil leaves. Immediately add scallions, red bell pepper, cabbage and mix well.
  6. Now add peanut blend to the mix along with water, brown sugar, and salt. Mix well and let it boil for few minutes.
  7. Once done, take the peanut sauce in a serving bowl and arrange tofu coins on top and garnish with some green onions and fried red chilies. Serve hot with steamed rice/brown rice/quinoa.

NUTRIONAL INFORMATION

Fat 12g, Carbs 11g, Protein 13g

NOTES

Thai basil can also be used.

Maple syrup can also be used instead of brown sugar.

Make sure tofu is properly drained and pressed as much as possible so that the coins are firm enough not to fall apart.

Make sure to grease the liner on the cookie sheet very well to avoid sticking of the tofu coins.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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I’m Gunjan Dudani, founder of Kiipfit, where I share some of my healthy recipes and health tips which can be incorporated into our daily lives. After losing about 65 pounds in a year’s time naturally and in my endeavor of setting a healthy lifestyle example to my daughter I learned the importance of being healthy, fit, and active and explored the great potential of healthy food ingredients and hence I started blogging to share my journey with you all.