Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TOFU IN CREAMY WHITE SAUCE


I am not a great fan of tofu but as days passed and I started to take healthy diet, cutback my intake of red meat tofu slowly but steadily make a desirable place in my diet. High in protein, vitamins and minerals while low in calories , sodiumand fat, tofu packs a one stop nutritional punch not found in many other food.
For years a vegetarian staple tofu, made from the curds of soybean milk, itself is rather bland, but strongly absorbs the flavors used to prepare it.
The health benefits of tofu are many – Tofu is believed to lower LDL or bad cholesterol and triglyceride level. One serving of tofu also contains 15% of the daily requirement of omega-3 fatty acids, a heart-healthy substance normally found in fish. Because tofu packs so many nutrients into a serving of between 70-100 calories, it can be a great part of a weight loss regimen or a way to maintain a healthy weight. It delivers the protein benefits of meat while still being low in saturated fat and sodium. To add to the benefit, tofu is easily digested by the body.
With all these health benefits, tofu isn’t just for vegetarians anymore. Adding tofu to your diet, in moderation, can improve your overall well-being and help protect against serious health problems.
So today I am preparing a super creamy tofu for my self and you all.


INGREDIENTS:

Tofu 1 packet cut into
big thin cubes
Ajowan
(carom seeds) 1 teaspoon
Refined oil 2 ½ tbsp
Corn flour 1 tbsp
Butter 1tbsp
Flour 1 tbsp
Milk 1 big cup
Sugar ½ tsp
Salt and pepper according to taste
Fresh mint leaves one small bunch


PROCEDURE:
Take the bit thin slice of tofu and spread the ajowan (carom) seed above the cubes press a little bit so the seeds sticks to the tofu cubes. Sprinkle cornflower in them . Now put oil in a pan and just slightly fry the tofu cubes. Now on another pan put the butter add flour to it. Keep stirring and as the flour start changing color and smell start adding milk slowly and keep stirring add salt sugar and pepper. As it starts thickening add the fried tofu and chopped mint leaves. Put off the flames. Serve it in a dish and your super creamy tofu in white sauce is ready to relish. I always have it with green peas salad ( boiled green peas broccoli, carrot . Toss all vegetable with sliced onion in little butter or refined oil adding salt pepper and bit of lemon juice) and bread rolls. Your dinner table is ready to rock.
BE HAPPY AND STAY HEALTHY.

1 comment:

Monaliza - Hypnotic Visualization said...

Thanks for your well wishes at my blog http://hypnoticvisualization.blogspot.com/ It is very kind of you.

Anyway, I've been eating tofu all my life. Love the smooth creamy texture. I've taken it fried: crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside.
Have taken it in soup, grilled, with chilli, you name it.

But my favourite is the type where they serve it in a dash of sugared water. You eat it straight, no cooking needed. The Chinese call it Tauhuey (not too sure abt the spelling :-)

Mona