Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tofu Broccoli With Basil

          Back in the US, my daughter and I would frequent a Chinese restaurant, close to home. Of course being vegetarians, we had very few options, the usual lo mein and fried rice, but once I was surprised to find basil in the lo mein (noodles). It gave such a nice flavor and blended well with Chinese style of cooking. I had wanted to try it at home, so this time when I did a stir fry with broccoli and tofu, I used basil ( was so happy that we can get basil now in Chennai). It turned out very good, if you love basil like me, then you should definitely give this a try..
Need To Have

  • Toasted Extra Firm Tofu Cubes - 1 cup
  • Broccoli Florets - 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Onions - 2 medium sliced
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Soy Sauce - 1 teaspoon
  • Basil Leaves - 1 handful or 1/4 cup packed chopped


          Blanch the broccoli florets ( add to boiling water for 2 minutes and rinse in cold water). Heat some oil, add the sliced onions, saute till it turns pink for about 3 minutes, then add the broccoli.

          Mix, then add the chilly powder, soy sauce, salt and a tablespoon of water, saute for another 5 minutes. Finally add the tofu and the chopped basil, mix well and serve it warm, garnished with some fresh basil.

Toast slabs of tofu and then cube it.
Increase the amount of soy sauce or chilli powder as required, if needed you can add some black pepper powder at the end.
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  1. Loved the click and nice healthy stir-fry :) btw can you tell me where you got basil in Chennai? I have tried searching for this in Pazhmudhir nilayam here but haven't got them!!
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  2. omg...looks awesome and healthy recipe with wonderful clicks too..

  3. really nice this recipe. I love broccoli and great idea to combine them with basil too.

  4. Nice combo.Never used fresh basil. Will try.

  5. Very nice and healthy stir fry...

  6. Wow!! Healthy and flavorful fry!!

  7. Very flavorful, healthy and delicious stir fry

  8. interesting and innovative dish Hema, like always great pics :-)

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  9. Can imagine the flavour of this quick stir fry,inviting.

  10. Very interesting n innovative recipe!!

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  12. It is a nice filling for a wrap. Yumm!

  13. delicious delight..Join me in Know your Flours - Corn flour event in my blog

  14. lovely and yummy! I love basil in the noodles too...

  15. Delicious, love Basil so would definitely give this a shot

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  16. This looks yummy and healthy. On the dinner menu tonight :-)