Friday, December 17, 2010

Thai Tofu Curry

So I managed to reach 20 posts for the year. And this is the 21st! I may have a couple more too. Let's see :)

Before we moved from the US, I did one shopping devoted to buying condiments and other food stuff that I thought may not be available here. Like tins of various Thai curry pastes, sambal oelek, Mexican condiments, a spice rub that I really like etc. Turned out that most of them can be found here after all! Many super markets have at least a few shelves devoted to international fare, apart from specialty stores carrying various exotic groceries.

This tofu curry is adapted from The Essential Thai Collection cook book. The original was a beef curry, which I have substituted with tofu.

That Tofu Curry

Ingredients:

1 tsp oil
1/2 block tofu, cubed
1 onion, sliced thinly
1 small red pepper, cut into strips
2 tsp Thai red curry paste (I used Maesri brand)
1/2 tsp tamarind concentrate
2 tsp palm sugar
6 pods cardamom, crushed
1 cup coconut milk

Method:

Heat oil. Add the curry paste and cook for a minute, stirring constantly.
Add onion and cook for 2 minutes.
Stir in tamarind paste, coconut milk, cardamom pods and palm sugar.
Bring to a boil, then add the tofu cubes and red pepper strips.
Simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes. Stir from time to time.
The curry should be quite dry but add a little water if necessary.
I also added a pinch of salt to suit my taste.
Serve with rice.

21 comments:

Paaka Shaale said...

Very nice recipe vani. And a beautiful click :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy n interesting curry

Kairali sisters said...

I love anything Thai and tofu is my fav, so what else i need to love this curry...

Satrupa said...

Vani you are such a sport when it comes to cooking .... and sure the man in the house equally is :-)From Odiya Potala tarkari to Thai ... huh ! U do it so well ...... Thai is my all time fav.
The red tofu curry looks yummy.

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Priya said...

Fingerlicking tofu curry, very tempting..

polurdhayanithi said...

I love anything Thai and tofu is my fav, so what else i need to love this curry...

aipi said...

What a fabulous recipe. I really have to give this one a try.

Linda said...

Hi Vani! Love your Thai curry with a twist -- cardamom and tamarind -- looks great! Hope you're doing well and settling in... haven't had much time to blog but hopefully getting back to that now :)

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Sunila said...

Yumm dish n pic V, do u get soy milk at the super mkts too? coz We,ve recently made a switch to it..Congrats ,I,ve managed 2 posts this year :0)))

Shama Nagarajan said...

thats so tempting curry dear

Vani said...

Thanks, guys!

Satrupa - I do like trying out different cuisines. I love most Oriental cuisines and so you do see a smattering of Korean, Malay etc. I want to get into European and African soon. Let's see :)

Linda - nice to hear from you. Yes, you do need to get back to regular blogging. We miss you!

Suni - 2 posts- yeahh!! :) Yes, I found soy milk here with various falvors too. Just get back here and sooN! :)

Vittle me this... said...

this sounds and looks so yummy!

Jisha said...

sounds yummy..love all Thai dishes...

Umm Mymoonah said...

I just love the flavours in it, beautiful clicks too.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious and looks wonderful with tamarind

Cham said...

Great that u re back in full swing...
I am amazed to hear that we get most of the stuff in India!
The dish got a nice touch :)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Beautiful composition :)

Akila said...

wow what a yummy tofu treat dear.... love it...

Vani said...

Thanks, guys, for all the lovely comments :)

♥Aps♥ said...

Lovey Dish Vani... Tempting

Vani said...

Thank you, Aps!