Monday, 3 February 2014

Tofu Pasta

For people who love continental food here is an awesome dish I love to have on weekends. It is light and filling. It hardly takes 10minutes to make and is very healthy.

What you need:
Pasta 1/4 kg - I prefer penne.
Tofu 1/2 cup sliced into cubes. I use fried tofu. Health conscious people can try fresh soft tofu
Garlic 1/2 spoon chopped 
Capsicum/Bell pepper - 1/4 bowl chopped into small pieces or cut in length
Onions 1/4 cup finely chopped
Carrots 1/4 cup finely chopped (you can add more vegetables as per your liking)
Soy Sauce 1 spoon
Lemon Juice 1 spoon
Chilly Garlic Sauce (as per taste, usually 2-3 spoons)
Olive Oil 2 spoons
Garnish with mint, crushed peanuts and/or sesame seeds

How to make:
1) Cook pasta along with water (similar quantity) for 10-15mins in microwave or stove. Drain and leave to cool down
2) Fry onions in pan with olive oil until light brown
3) Add Tofu and fry for 2 mins (or more if you want it crisp)
4) Add garlic and mix well
5) Add all vegetables and stir fry for 3-4 mins
6) Add soy sauce, lemon juice, chilly sauce and mix well
7) Immediately add pasta and mix well until it seems like a consistent mixture
8) Cover the pan and let it cook for 5 mins.

If you want it more spicy add chilly sauce and/or chilli flakes along with the garnishing

This goes along very well with some red wine and garlic bread.

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