May 30, 2008

Recipe - Thai curry with tofu and green beans in sesame sauce

Summary:

Green beans is one of the vegetables, which can be found anywhere in the world. Green beans is high in vitamin c and no fat. Tofu is the soybean curd, high in protein and calcium. Adding sesame makes it rich in calcium , manganese and copper.

Thai curry goes well with noodles or steamed rice. I use store bought sesame sauce. Whenever I get bored with the regular indian cooking, I change few ingredients and make it little attractive for my family to invite them to the dinning table with a smile on their face. This is the first time I tried thai curry with sesame sauce and it turned out very tasty. Please give it a try and let me know how it turned out.

Ingredients:

  • Green beans - 4 cups (cut in 2 inch pieces)
  • Tofu - 2 cups (half a pound)
  • Coriander powder (dhania powder) - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - 2 teaspoons
  • Ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic - 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame sauce - 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut milk (lite) - 2 cups
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Oil - 1 teaspoon

Method:

Preheat oil in a wok or skillet, add cumin seeds, let them splutter. Add green beans, salt and turmeric. Sautee them for 7 - 10 minutes.

Add ginger, garlic, tofu cubes, coriander powder and saute for 5 minutes.

Add coconut milk and sesame sauce. Let it cook till green beans is cooked well. Add water (2 cups) to bring it to the desired consistency.

Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.


Preparation time: 30 minutes
# Servings: 4 - 6

Tips:
  • For Sesame sauce:
  • Ingredients:
  • Sesame seeds: 1/4 cup
  • Rice vinegar - 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
  • Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Sugar - 3/4 tablespoon

Roast sesame seeds, blend with sugar, salt, rice vinegar until smooth.




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