A lovely way to serve tofu (or fresh cheese, paneer, or even a chicken cutlet) . The sweet and sour onions give the bland tofu an excellent zing and perk up the whole dish. I havent spiced it because this pic is an entry for a competition for a spanish website so i made it a little bland. Please do remember when using tofu to remove it from its packaging and wrap it in a kitchen towel and leave it in the fridge for at least 12 hours so all the moisture is removed. That way you can cut it better. I cut it into tiny hearts but you can cut it into any shape and size you like!!
1 slab of tofu
oil for shallow frying
FOR THE TOPPING:
1 white onion, chopped fine
a little bit of green capsicum , chopped fine
a little green chili, chopped fine(if you want it spicy)
1/2 cup of sweet and sour sauce
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of light soya sauce
a little lemon juice (if needed)
salt and pepper to taste (if needed)
a dash of chilli sauce (if needed)
marinate the onions in all the sauces and leave if for an hour at room temperature for all the flavors to absorb
Cut the drained tofu into desired shapes and sizes. What i do is i slice the block of tofu into 3 slabs and then i cut each slab into the desired shapes. Heat a non stick frying pan and shallow fry the tofu on both sides till its golden brown and then place on a plate and add the topping!!!
Makes an excellent party dish with a difference and one can create shapes acording to the theme!!
PLEASE NOTE: this can also be made with paneer, or firm fresh cheese, seitan slabs and even chicken or fish slices…..