People in India are more inclined towards paneer, which is a milk solid and used in many dishes across the spectrum. Tofu, on the other hand, is a soy milk product, also called bean curd. It is very healthy as it provides a good amount of proteins and iron and does not contain much calories by itself. So it is a good substitute for paneer. It has been used as an ingredient since ancient times in China and is prevalent now in the Southeast Asian cuisine. Its usage is also picking up in India and it is now available commercially in a lot of supermarkets. In this recipe I used honey and sesame seeds to make Honey Sesame Tofu. It can be served with rice or noodles, or enjoyed as a snack. Be a part of this upcoming trend and use this Honey Sesame Tofu Recipe at your home!
Ingredients (serves 4)
- Tofu – 400 gms
- Cornflour – 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
- Oil for frying
- Sesame oil – 2 tbsp
- Garlic cloves – 2 tsp (cut in small pieces)
- Ginger – 2 tsp (finely cut)
- Onion – 1 medium (cut in square pieces)
- Red bell pepper – 1/4 cup
- Yellow bell pepper – 1/4 cup
- Broccoli – 1/2 cup
- Soy sauce – 2 tsp
- Vinegar – 2 tsp
- Honey – 2 tsp
- Red chili paste – 1 tsp
- Peanut – 1 tbsp
- Sesame seeds – 2 tsp
- Spring onion – 2 tbsp (cut in small pieces)
How to make Honey Sesame Tofu
Preparation time: 10 min.
Cooking time: 20 min.
- Cut tofu in small cubes and dry with a towel napkin.
- Sprinkle 2 tbsp cornflour, a little salt and pepper, and mix well.
- Fry in oil until brown. Keep aside.
- In a wok, heat sesame oil, add ginger and garlic, and fry till brown.
- Add onion, red & yellow bell pepper and broccoli, and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
- Add tofu then add soy sauce, vinegar, honey, red chili paste, and the remaining salt and pepper and keep frying.
- Add 1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in water and keep frying.
- Garnish with peanuts, sesame seeds and spring onion.
- Serve hot.