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