If You Think You Don’t Like Tofu, These Recipe Mixes Will Change Your Mind
Think tofu is boring? Think it tastes like a flavourless sponge? Are you turned off by the wet and mushy texture? If you answered yes to any of these tofu questions, you’re probably eating it wrong.
What many consider to be tofu’s biggest weaknesses — its boringness, its sponginess — are actually its strengths. Think of tofu as a blank canvas of flavour: whether you’re making a stir fry, curry, BBQ or even dessert, you can marinate, season, blend and cook tofu to complement and even stand out in your dish.
Here are 4 delicious and versatile ways to prepare tofu:
- Marinated Bihari Tofu Kabab
Tofu looks different than beef, it smells different than beef and it tastes different than beef. But when you give it the same love as you give your beef when preparing kababs, if you marinate it in National Bihari Kabab Recipe Mix, crushed fried onions, yogurt, garlic and ginger paste, mustard oil, raw papaya and lemon juice, you’ll end up with something different but equally delicious. The tofu will absorb the flavours of your marinade (especially if you squeeze water out of the tofu ahead of time) and will develop a similar texture to beef, slightly crispy on the outside and tender in the middle.
- Tofu Biryani
With fluffy layers of rice, perfectly cooked chicken and aromatic herbs, chicken biryani is the ultimate comfort food and it’s as pretty as it is delicious. Tofu biryani honestly isn’t all that different. You prepare it in the exact same way as you would the chicken (marinating it in National Chicken Biryani Recipe Mix) and with all the other ingredients vying for attention in your mouth you’ll be hard pressed to even notice a difference in taste.
- Tofu Tikka Masala
When cooked properly, tofu can taste like a slightly lighter, fluffier version of roasted chicken — which is what makes it work so well in Tofu Tikka Masala. Treat the tofu just like you would chicken in this recipe: rip your tofu into chunks and then marinate it in Chicken Tikka Recipe Mix, ginger and garlic paste and lemon juice. Finally, slide the tofu chunks onto skewers and cook in the barbecue or bake in the oven until the outside of the marinated tofu is caramelized. The final product will taste like a cross between chicken and paneer.
- Fried Tofu Chops
While there’s no bone, these Fried Tofu Chops are still likely to make you lick your chops. Chop your block of tofu into medium-sized slabs and then marinate it in National Fried Chops Recipe Mix, lemon juice and ginger and garlic paste. Then fry your tofu chops in oil until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside — just like a good chop!
Tofu is only as boring as the chef preparing it. Whether you’re looking to cut down on the amount of meat you eat, or just want to introduce a new ingredient to your cooking regimen, tofu can be delicious if you prepare it properly.