Friday, November 18, 2022

Filipino Tofu Adobo

This is a vegan version of classic Filipino dish which is normally cook with chicken or pork. When pork is used, its fat gives nice flavor and stickiness to the sauce but since here we are going to use tofu, we will use more oil to give that greasy finish. Tofu just like eggplant, absorb all the flavor from the sauce and become perfect to finish it with rice. This adobo usually cook with peppercorns, bay leaves and lots of onion and garlic in savory and sour sauce with little sweet from the sugar.  There are lot of ways to cook adobo also, Mine is simple but you can add potatoes and carrots too if you want. Only thing is that will increase your cooking time. Adobo has soy sauce and vinegar  , two essential elements for this dish. I have used fresh tofu in this one but frozen tofu will give you nice meaty texture. 





Ingredients :

1/2 block of firm tofu cut in squares
4 tbsp. oil
7 cloves of  garlic finely chopped
1 medium size onion cut in match sticks
1 tbsp. whole black peppers
3-4 dried bay leaves
2-3 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2-3 tbsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. dark soy sauce
1/2 tbsp. sugar

White rice to serve

Method :

Pressed the tofu and take out the extra liquid. Cut the tofu in square pieces or your desired shaped.

Heat non stick pan and add a generous amount of oil. Deep fry  or pan fry tofu in oil until is crispy from all sides and golden brown.

Take out the tofu and in the same leftover oil , add garlic, onions and whole black peppers. Cook till onions are little tender.

Add the bay leaves, soy sauce, vinegar and vegetable broth. Mix it and simmer till its boil.

Add now sugar and dark soy sauce , taste and adjust the seasoning. I tasted it this point and feel like drinking it as it is. 

Add the tofu in it and let it cook for 10 minutes in sauce, If your broth is less , add more. 

The longer tofu soak up the sauce, it will be the tastier .

Serve it with white rice. 

Enjoy





















Thursday, November 10, 2022

Spicy Chili Oil Dumpling Soup

Is it soup season yet? For me yes , sure it is. I can have hot bowl of soup in cold winter days for lunch or dinner. This soup is made by my most favorite ingredients, dumplings and hot chili oil. For this recipe I used ready made dumplings to save the time and I wanted to try this specific packaged one. But if you already made it and froze it then you can use that too or you can make fresh one too. The whole thing with the readymade dumplings came together in less than 15 minutes and who don't like quick diner on week nights?


Ingredients : 

6-8 dumplings - you can have more or less , its your choice
1 tbsp. chili flakes - adjust as per your spice level
2 tbsp. finely chopped garlic
4 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
1 tbsp. Vinegar
pinch of sugar
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
1 green scallion finely chopped
some mung bean sprouts 
4 cups of vegetable stock /broth

Method:

In a soup pan add broth, When its bubbly, add your dumpling and cook for 5-7  minutes. 

Meanwhile in a heat proof bowl, add your chopped garlic  , chili flakes, both soy sauce, sugar, sesame seeds, vinegar and mix it and adjust the seasoning.

Add half of the scallion and reserve half for the later.

When dumplings are near to be done, in small pan , add oil and making it hot till it smoke slightly . 

Now add oil in to the bowl mix of garlic and seasoning and mix it with spoon. 

Then add broth and dumplings into the bowl and mix it .

Before serving add rest of the scallion and mung bean sprouts and enjoy it before it cools down.












































Thursday, October 13, 2022

Airfried Jalapeno Chile Rellenos Taco

I love jalapenos and I love Chile Rellenos , so to combined both I just made this. I was watching food network and in one show, host went to Mexico and he was showing the dish where they used jalapenos for the Chile rellenos instead of poblano peppers. I was intrigued by that recipe and I created this one. 

Instead of deep fried in batter, I just air fry it with stuffing and cheese in it. It is good as it is but to make it a meal I put it on tacos with guacamole and made a meal out of it. I have used soy granules for the beef  and add it in to the stuffing and air fry it. 


Ingredients : 

4 big jalapenos
2 green onions chopped
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1/4 cup boiled black beans
1/2 cup soy granules
1 tbsp. Paprika powder
1 tbsp. taco seasoning
1/2 tbsp. annatto Powder
1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 tomato chopped for taco
salt as per taste
1 tbsp. oil
1/2 cup vegan mixed cheese
Few fresh leaves of coriander leaves chopped
4 soft tacos
Side dish of Mexican rice

Method:

Soak the soy granules in the hot water for 10 minutes.

Cut the jalapeno in half and take the seeds and veins from inside. 

In a pan, add oil, add green onions both part green and white and cook for a minute. 

Add black beans and mix it.

take water out of soy granules and add it in the mixture.

Add all the powder and salt and  mix it. 

Once nicely cooked after 5 minutes, shut off the gas and sprinkle some cilantro on top.

When its cold, add cheese in it and stuff that mixture in jalapenos halves. 

You can add more cheese on top if you like.

Air fry it for 10 minutes at 400 F.

Take it out and you can enjoy as it is with a side of guac and Mexican rice.

But  a made taco with it, 

So heat the soft taco on open flame, spread the guac on top of it , put the jalapenos on top and sprinkle some cilantro leaves and tomato and enjoy it with a side of more jalapenos Chile rellenos and rice. 






































 









Thursday, September 29, 2022

Vegan Nihari with Soy Curls

The word Nihari brings so many memories from past. Its perfect breakfast dish since Nihar means Morning but here , who has time to cook this in the morning so I made it for diner and made a sin by eating with rice, generally its goes with paratha. Its a time consuming dish originally since its cooked overnight so the meat cooks perfect and the marrow comes out from the bones make it rich and buttery. But since I am making it with soy curls , it was very fast and done in under 20 minutes. Since I am using ready made Nihari masala , roasting and cooling the masala process also saved the time. I have used soy curls , you can use tofu, soy chunks, paneer too.




Ingredients :

1/3 cup dry soy curls which will be cup and more after hydrated 
2 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
salt as per taste
2 tbsp. Nihari masala - more if you like spicy
few thin julienned cut ginger slices
3 onions 

Powder masala for soy curls

salt as per taste
1 tbsp. red Kashmiri chili powder
1 tbsp. cumin coriander powder
1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
1 tbsp. Nihari masala


Method :

Soak the soy curls in hot water for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes take as much water you can take out from soy curls and dry it.

Marinate soy curls in spice mixture and air fry it for 400 F for 10 minutes.

To give more crunchy texture, I broiled it for 3 minutes. 

Take it out.

Meanwhile in a pan, add oil, and brown the onions.

Take 2 tbsp. onion out for sprinkle at the time of serving. 

Add ginger garlic paste in brown onions which are in pan. 

Add Nihari Spice mix and mix it. 

Add water and cook on high flame to get the boil.

Add soy curls and cook on medium flame for 10 for 15 minutes. 

As per your preference you can decide how thin or thick gravy you want. 

Before serving, add lemon juice in it and mix it

Garnish with brown onion and ginger and serve it with Roomali roti, Paratha or make a sin and have it with Rice.


















Thursday, September 22, 2022

Quick and Easy Vegan Katsu Curry with Gardein Tenders

For so long I wanted to make Katsu curry but didn't wanted to fry anything , no tofu, no eggplant  or anything. So think of using Gardein Chick'n Crispy Tenders, you can use fish sticks too. So Just have to cook  rice on one stove top and curry on another and air fry the renders and you are done. No more frying and delicious Japanese curry is ready. If you want to make the curry from scratch use this link but this time I wanted to try the readymade one, so I brought S & B Golden curry - Medium hot. It was much easier than making it at home and quick. You can use Vermont curry package too. To make it more meaty , I have add Soy chunks in it too. 


Ingredients 

1 pack of Gardein Crispy Tenders
1 small potato cut in small cubes
1/2 onion cut in small cubes
1/2 carrot cut in half moon
handful of soy chunks
1 tbsp. oil
1 cube of readymade curry
water as needed for curry


Method : 

Put the tenders in air fryer and cook on 400 F for 10 minutes turning in between so its crunchy on both sides. 

In a pan, add oil . Add onion and sauté for a minute or two. When onion becomes translucent , add potatoes and carrots and stir for a few minutes so it gets cook from all the sides. 

Add soy chunks in it. 

Add water and let it boil. Then reduce the heat to medium and let it cook till the vegetables are almost cooked. 

Break the curry cube and add it into the pan and mix the curry in the water.


Now reduce the heat to low and let the curry cube to dissolved in it. Stir to make sure its not sticking to the bottom of the pan. 

If you think its too thick then add little more water. 

Check the consistency of the sauce, not to watery or not to thick. 

When its right consistency, turn off the stove.

To serve, place cooked rice on one side of the plate, then place the tenders next to rice and the pour the curry next to tenders. 

Mix it and enjoy it






















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