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12 oz extra-firm tofu--cubed
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp curry powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 onion -small, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/4 cup Minced fresh cilantro

Tofu curry

Features:
  • Spicy
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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Tofu is an excellent plant-based alternative to meats. Tofu curry is made by marinating tofu chunks before proceeding to cook the tofu. The versatility and nutritional value of tofu have promoted the soybean-based ingredient to an all-star status in Asian recipes for hundreds of years. It is also a staple in vegan cuisine.

Tofu curry is obtained by giving an Indian twist to tofu; the dish can be prepared using spices and condiments available in a typical Indian kitchen. Try is easy recipe of tofu curry to adds a zing of health and taste your daily diet.

Health Benefits

Tofu is rich innot only rich in dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B6, and protein, but also low in calories. Tofu is also a good source of magnesium.

Tofu is high in isoflavones, which have anti-cancer properties. The Japanese eat tofu almost every day and the country has one of the lowest cancer rates in the world.

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How to make Tofu curry

  1. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high flame, coated with cooking spray, add tofu, sprinkle with salt, and sauteuntil lightly browned. Transfer to another container.
  2. In the same skillet, add some oil, and sauté onion and garlic for about 2 minutes or until tender.
  3. Addcilantro, curry powder, salt and pepper and give the mix a quick stir.
  4. Stir in coconut milk, bring to boil, and simmer uncovered, for about 5 minutes till the sauce slightly thickens.Return sautéed tofu, stir, and letcook throughthrough.
  5. Enjoy with breads, rice, toasts, or just plain!

Trivia:

Tofu was a cherished delicacy of the Samurai rulers during the Kamakura period(1812-1333AD). The bean curd harmonized their more simple lifestyle and dietary habits . It is said that tofu replaced many fish based recipes in a lot of Japanese cuisines during this time.

The earliest known writings about tofu by an American come from Ben Franklin, who wrote to John Bartram in Philadelphia from London in 1770.

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