This Tofu in Peanut Sauce is probably the easiest dish I have tried out in the recent past. It requires no grinding, no chopping (unless you count cubing tofus as ‘chopping’), no frying, its ultra super simple and you end up with a creamy side dish for your roti or rice in no time.
I made this for dinner a couple of weeks back, which explains the extra ‘warm’ pictures under artificial lighting. I wasn’t sure if TH would like it since he doesn’t like peanut sauces and gravies like they use in gado-gado much (but loves peanut butter, yeah, men are weird no?).
He ended up saying “this is not bad at all” so I guess if you like peanuts then this one will be a winner for you too.
Tofu in Peanut Butter SauceNags’ Original RecipeServes: 2What I Used:1 block firm or silken tofu – cubed3 tbsp peanut butter2 tbsp soya sauce1 tbsp vinegar2 tsp minced garlic2 tsp minced ginger1 tbsp oil1/2 tsp sugar (optional)Salt and pepperWaterFresh parsley/coriander/spring onionsHow to make Tofu in Peanut Sauce:1. Make a loose paste with the peanut butter, soya sauce, vinegar, sugar, and some water.2. In a pan, heat the oil and add the cubed tofu. Fry lightly (if using firm tofu, otherwise go on to the next step).3. Add the minced ginger and garlic and fry until the flavour comes out and the kitchen smells really good.4. Add the peanut butter sauce and mix well, coating the tofu pieces completely. Add about 1 cup water and cook covered for 5 mins on very low fire.5. The dish will keep getting dry because of the peanut butter so keep adding required water to keep it saucy.6. After 5 minutes, make sure consistency is right for you by adding enough water and bring to boil. Remove from fire, add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro/parsley or spring onions. Be careful when you add salt since the peanut butter will already have some.
I served this with some simple vegetable rice. I am sure it will go great with roti too.
Try replacing tofu with paneer or soya chunks/meal maker. Anything that soaks up the flavours should be a good addition. I am even thinking cubed potatoes. Hmmm.. 🙂
sorry to hear that anon. this is not satay though, just an easy curry. also, peanut butter is the major ingredient in it so i am wondering how yours didn't taste of peanuts.
i cooked this, but i thought the satay recipe was not very good. it does not taste very peanutty at all
That's awesome! I must post more vegetarian tofu recipes, it's been a while.
I tried this and this is really tasty. I deep-fried the tofu since I love the crisp skin that forms and added some 5 thai chili padis (any idea what is wrong with the chilies these days, they are hardly hot).
I know you posted this 2 years ago, but I just tried it tonight and it was fabulous! Thanks so much!
so glad you liked it. the recipe works well with chicken too!
jamaican hot sauce are very popular throughout the region. Sauces made from hot chiles are found on every table, and come in a huge variety of styles and flavors.
Hey this is a amazing sauce recipe!!
Just very simple. I have never tried anything with peanut butter. Will surly try this weekend.