Friday, December 1, 2006
Thai Peanut Tofu curry
Im a thai food lovers and this is a dish which i always order from my favorate thai restuarent and I love it every time. One fine day i thought of giving it a tryand i must confess that the recipe came out so good and i could see it when my husband and i relished it so much that the entire bowl was empty in seconds .
Potatoes - 2 large diced into 1 inch cubes
Carrots - 1 large chopped
Tofu -1 1/2 cup diced into small squares
greenchillies -2 large
Onion -1 large
groundnuts -3 /4 cup
red chilly powder -2 tbsp
paprica powder -1 tsp
turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
basil powder -1 tsp[or 2tsp-fresh basil leaves chopped]
brown sugar -2 tsp
coconut milk -1 tin of 12 ounce
cinnamon powder -1/2 tsp
salt - as per taste
oil -4-5 tbsp
Ginger - about 1 inch
1. Cook potaoes and carrot in microwave seasoning with little salt for 5 min
2.Now take some oil in a pan add onions and fry till they turn transparent.Then divide it into 2 parts .
3. Now add groundnuts into a pan ( about 1/3 cup).Add 1/2 tsp of oil or butter and fry them .
4.Take these ground nuts and 1 part of fried onions green chillies ,ginger and make a paste out of this.
5.Take the paste in a heavy bottom pan or a non stick pan with 1 tsp of oil and fry it a bit say for about 3 -4 mins.
6.Then add cinnamon powder ,red chilly powder,paprica powder,turmeric powder.Keep stirring.
7.Now add coconut milk to this paste and 1 cup of water and continue stirring.
8.Add all the vegetables,tofu , remaining onion and 1/3 cup of peanut which is raw,season with salt and freshly powdered black pepper and bring to a boil.
9. Then simmer and cook with the lid for about 10 mins.
10.Serve hot with thai rice / long grain / jasmine rice in the side.