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Tofu with Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce

Tofu and Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce- Yes to Cooking

Here’s another healthy recipe from Grandma!  It’s a Chinese- Indian fusion recipe of tofu and mixed vegetables in a Madras curry sauce.  Madras curry is a blend of spices and herbs, including chili peppers, turmeric, coriander, cumin, and cloves, from southern India.  This curry is named after a city in Chennai, which due to the city’s hot weather makes it ideal for growing chili peppers.

The delicate texture of tofu and sweetness of the mixed vegetables are a wonderful contrast to the heat of the curry.  Healthy weeknight dinner ideas?  That’s a check!

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: 
20 oz. silken tofu (non-GMO)
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
2 tsp. Madras curry powder (adjust for taste preference)
1/4 tsp. dry hot pepper flakes (adjust for taste preference)
1/2 tsp. vegetable broth powder
2 tsp. vegetarian oyster sauce
1 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt (plus a dash for soaking the tofu)
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. sugar

Sauce
1 tsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. water
1 tsp. sesame oil

Instructions: 
1) Cut the bean curd into small cubes (about 1/2 – 3/4″ on each side). Soak bean curd in salted water for 15 minutes.
2) Heat oil in the wok.  Stir-fry the mixed vegetable with vegetarian oyster sauce (about 5-7 minutes).
3) When these ingredients start to release their aroma, add the bean curd, being very careful not to break it.
4) Season with curry powder, dry pepper flakes, vegetable broth powder, salt, pepper, and sugar.
5) When the bean curd has absorbed most of the sauce (about 6-8 minutes), thicken the remainder by mixing the cornstarch and water and then adding the mixture to the bean curd.  Stir with a gentle hand.
6) Drizzle with sesame oil and serve immediately.

Tofu and Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce- Yes to Cooking

Tofu and Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce- Yes to Cooking

Tofu and Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce- Yes to Cooking

Tofu and Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce (Silken Tofu)- Yes to Cooking

Tofu and Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce- Yes to Cooking

Tofu and Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce- Yes to Cooking

Tips:
Soaking the tofu in the salt water prior to adding it to the wok helps the tofu to retain its shape and not fall apart while cooking it with the curry.  Silken tofu has a very soft, delicate texture which makes this step all the more important.

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6 thoughts on “Tofu with Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce

  1. This is another version that is different from south east asia and it looks so tasty! I am feeling a little hungry now and you are making my mouth water. I really need a bowl of plain rice to go with it!

    Danny

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