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.. 🙂
finally an edible tofu recipe!!!!
So glad you liked it Andria 🙂
tasted this for the 1st time at a restuarant near my place..they use alot more garlic and chopped peanuts…fell in love with it….cos i loved it so much my mom would make it at home for me….studyign away from home this recipe gave me a chance to get a feel of those flavours again…sighhhhhhhh!!!
p.s.: it turned out real nice too…added a bit of dried red chilli paste for that lil bit extra kick
That sauce sounds awesome! very versatile too.. with chicken.
sakshi – hehe.. i wud have liked to see a pic but its fine since you dropped a "line" anyway. even i wud spice it up next time so adding some chilli sauce or hot sauce as u put it, is a great idea!
Ok am dropping in a line coz I have no intentions of putting my poor crockery pics on my blog…and so can't link to ur mother recipe..But yeah I made it and am licking my fingers and using the same fingers to type this..I think the credit for making me try this recipe goes half to SJ also…sigh!! I made this your way but added a little hot sauce..tweaked did I??
Oops it was not a line afterall that I dropped….but the dish deserved a para u see…
hi, nags, missed out lots of recipes.., laptop crashed.., going one by one now !, this sounds interesting, was it not very buttery, hubby likes peanut butter, this is new, can i add some veggies with it !, only Tofu i doubt if my children would like it ! lovely presentation too…
came here through SJ's link….your recipe is the mother recipe for sure….the photo is awesome n i am going to try this very soon…and i'll give a link to this post too…..he he…
the sauce is really new to me n i am sure it is going to be a regular at my place…
sangeeta – hehe.. mother recipe is like mother ship 😀 yes, if you try do drop in a line 🙂