Friday, January 3, 2014

Tofu 65

Tell you the truth, I didn't even had slightest idea what is this all 65 dishes and why it name has number in it, Then I did my research and find out that in 1965 , this dish was introduced by famous Buhari Hotel restaurant in Chennai  by its founder A.M.Buhari, a pioneer in the South Indian food industry , as per wiki. Mainly that time they made it with chicken but later on its other variation also float.  Main spices used to make this were ginger, cayenne peeper, mustard powder, vinegar.

So I was looking at all the dishes made by everyone using tofu, cauliflower, paneer, potatoes, soya and above all I saw it in Sanjeev Kapoor's kitchen khiladi, it made me thinking that it must be something about this dishes that people like it, so one day I made it with Tofu. As you know I am not a big fan of paneer, huby don't like potatoes, I was out of cauliflower, so tofu was handy and much more interested also. so I made it ad surprising we loved it. Its easy as 1-2-3. And in compare to other dishes its fast too.

Ingredients :

4 oz. block of Tofu


1/4 cup AP flour / Maida
2 tbsp. corn flour
1 tsp. Kashmiri red chili powder (so you don't need to use red color)
1 tbsp. soya sauce
1 tsp. chili sauce
1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
salt to taste (you are adding soya sauce so be careful with salt)

Other Ingredients:

1 small onion big chunks
4 garlic thin sliced
1 green chili slice
1/2 green capsicum big chunks
few curry leaves
1 tbsp. oil
salt or soya sauce as per taste


Cut tofu in your desired shape / size and marinade it with the ingredients mentioned in the marinade.
Leave it aside for good 20-30 minutes.

Heat a oil in pan and add those marinade tofu pieces and fry them nice and brown.
Take it out on paper towel to drain their access oil.
In that oil also fry curry leaves and sprinkle over tofu pieces.


You can eat it as it is with tooth pick. but if you want to add more veggies.
Add oil in pan, Add garlic and chili.
cook for few seconds till you get nice aroma.
Add onion  and capsicum and salt or soya sauce and mix it very well.
Add deep fried tofu pieces in it and heat them thru and take it out on serving dish.
Sprinkle green onions on top and enjoy with your favorite hot sauce or any dipping sauce or just with ketchup too.

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  1. Yummy dear and the information is really good

  2. I too haven't tried this.. Now i think i'll give it a try :)
    Thanks for the history, loved reading it :)

  3. I too was wondering whats the thing with the 65 thanks for the info.Wow and lovely tofu recipe yet to try tofu but want to try soon.

  4. yummy it looks! never tasted tofu till now, will grab tofu next time i see in market anywhere around :)

  5. tofu65 looks wonderful and the information provided also

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  6. Good explanation about how the name of the dish was coined "65". I love tofu, packed with protein and beautiful idea. I shall try on our vegetarian days. Love the cripsy fried pieces packed with spices.

  7. tofu 65 looks superb and can have this with hot chai ;) Happy New year

  8. Happy New Year Wishes! Tofu 65 looks yummy and perfect snack for this winter evening..nice :)

  9. A 65 with tofu sounds interesting. thanks for linking to my event

  10. Dear Linsy, tofu 65 looks awesome. According to one TV show, I witnessed some months back, Early restaurents menu cards had an list of numbers following the dish name (Not bullet form here) And in the 65th place, there was a plain chicken dish, which was deep fried. So, casually time passed by, people called out this dish along with the number (in order to differentiate from other chicken dish) and hence the name to deep-fried chicken became chicken 65. I don't know If this is right, just thought would share this piece of info with you :)

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  11. Nice explanation linsy .This is really crispy ...

  12. i too always wondered y these r coined 65 .. Now i knw. Thx for the info.
    Me a huge fan of all 65 varients.yet to taste tofu.. Babycorn too tastes yum

    1. Thanks Smitha, will try baby corn too if I find it fresh, don't like can variety.

  13. looks fabulous and a die hard fan of all 65 varieties from chicken to mushroom...this should sure be yummy

  14. looking yummy Linsy <3

  15. yumm yumm yummy dear ! lovely snack...

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  16. What a novel name , recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sending it to Flavours of the world event at

  17. yummy and healthy Snacks Dear... very nice.. tofu 65 looks inviting.

  18. beautifully presented. Tofu looks very yummy too. I feel like grabbing it right away.

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  19. Yummy thofu 65 with well presentation.. Love it!

  20. Yumm Yumm this tofu 65 looks super tempting.. Ferl like grabbing it right now..

  21. looks really delicious. I too didn't know why all those dishes were called 65, now I know.


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