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Tofu Tikka Steaks

Mmmmm…today, as I’m about to write this post I just realised that this dish is completely vegan…how about that 🙂  oooops accept for the honey which can be replaced with a vegan friendly alternative. For many people tofu is really blah and very bland.  I must admit I thought so too initially, that is until I’ve learnt to spice these nutritious protein packed soya bean curds.   For this recipe I’ve chosen to use soft tofu.  I find that cooking it along with the marinade for such a long time creates a beautiful texture.  It has a beautiful charred crispy crust on outside and still a bit squeegee but cooked and silky smooth in the inside…. about medium rare I’d say…lol 🙂  in this recipe I paired the Tofu Tikka Steaks with a Bok Choy & Chunky Veg stir-fry but another delicious variation is with a huge green salad and a buttery baked potato.  M mm mmm…now how lekker does that sounds.

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Preparation:       15 minutes

Cooking tikkas:  25-30 minutes

Veg stir-fry:         15 minutes

Serves:                 2

Tofu Tikka Ingredients

2 tbsp (30ml) sunflower (add more if needed)

2 x 200g soft tofu (cut into 6 pieces)

Tikka sauce

3 tbsp (45ml tomato paste)

1 tsp (5ml) fresh garlic paste

1 tsp (5ml) fresh ginger paste

1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce

1 tsp (5ml) cayenne pepper ( add more for extra heat)

1/8 tsp white pepper

½ tsp English mustard powder

1/3 cup (80ml) water

1 tbsp (15ml) honey

Let’s cook 🙂

With a very sharp knife, carefully slice the tofu about 2.5cm – 3cm thick – place in a flat dish.

Combine all the tikka sauce ingredients accept for the honey in a bowl.  Pour 80% of the marinade over the tofu.  Make sure that you coat both sides.  You may let this marinate for 10 minutes to 2 hours or even overnight.

In a big heavy based pan or pot, heat the oil over medium hot heat.

Gently place the tofu in the pan.  If your pan in not big enough, place 2 or 3 at a time.

Fry 3-5 minutes before turning over with a spatula and then fry for another 3-5 minutes on the other side. This this a good time to do salt check, if need be just sprinkle salt as required.

Continue to fry for 25 – 30 minutes turning every now and then until a nice crispy crust forms on both sides.  As soon at crust forms – add the honey to the balance of the marinade and smear on tofu steaks, frying for 45 seconds on each side.  Serve with veg stir fry.  Or with a huge green salad and a buttery baked potato.

Bok Choy Chunky Veg Stir-Fry

1 tbsp (15ml) peanut oil

1 tbsp (15ml) sesame oil

½ small red onion roughly chopped into pieces

1 tsp (5ml) finely chopped garlic

1 tsp (5ml) finely chopped ginger

2-3 green or red chillies finely chopped

1 small brinjal chopped into chunky square pieces

1 cup (250ml) 1cm sliced butternut

3 bunches Bok Choy – washed and trimmed

1 handful mung sprouts

Stir- fry sauce:

1 ½ (22.5 ml) tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp (15ml) rice wine vinegar

1 tsp (5ml) brown sugar

½ tsp white pepper powder

Let’s Stir-Fry

Chop off about 1 cm of the bottom pieces of the bok choy and then wash them out thoroughly.  Now chop off the about 2 – 3 cm of the bottom pieces of the washed bok choy and place in a separate bowl along with chopped brinjal.

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice wine and sugar – give it a good mix and set aside.

Heat a wok or a large pot over medium – high heat. Add the peanut and sesame oil – give it a swirl than add the garlic, ginger and chillies –  fry for a few seconds.

Toss in the onions – stir fry for a few seconds and then add the brinjal, and bottom pieces of the bok choy.  Stir fry for about 5 minutes until brinjals are cooked.

Add the butternut and half of the stir fry sauce.  Cook for a further 3-5 minutes just until the butternut starts to soften.

Toss in the bok choy leaves as well as sprouts – use a tong to stir the leaves, add the balance of the stir fry sauce and stir fry for a few minutes, until the leaves wilt.  Turn off heat (adjust seasoning by adding salt if necessary)

Below Ingredients for Tofu Tikkas

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Tofu Tikka sauce

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Tofu soaking up the marinade

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Stir Fry

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This entry was posted on April 25, 2016 by in Vegetarian.
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