Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stir-fried Tofu with Peppers

My prayers and good wishes to all affected people in Japan ! God.....please give strength to cope with this situation. Stop worrying, it won't help those who are suffering.

Tofu is not my favorite food, but I still try to take it due to its health benefits.. I make stir fried dishes, or add tofu to noodles or fried rice or soups.

Tofu is an excellent source of protein for vegetarians, also is a great source of calcium and iron. Regular intake of tofu helps to reduce serum cholesterol, Low Density Lipoprotein LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride concentrations. Tofu is an essential ingredient in oriental cuisine, but increasingly becoming popular among western vegetarians.

This is a mildly spicy stir fried dish with three colored peppers, good to serve with rice or noodles. It takes only few minutes to prepare this wholesome dish.

Serves 2-3

100g firm tofu – cut into cube size
¼ of each green, red and yellow peppers – thinly sliced
1 tbsp minced garlic and ginger
50g shitake mushrooms thinly sliced
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic ginger for a minute. Add tofu, mushrooms stir fry for 5 minutes. When they turn into golden brown color, add soy sauce and tomato puree stir well.

Add chili flakes, salt to taste. Remove from heat and serve with your choice of main meal.

Tofu on Foodista
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