Light Tofu Manchurian : is an extremely easy, delicious and healthy way of cooking tofu in a sweet-spicy Chinese sauce. The recipe is extremely light.
Hi Everyone, Happy Monday and what a way to start it with!
I’m so excited and wanted to share with you’ll this ‘Light Tofu Manchurian’, and also that now have become a part of the #MeatlessMonday campaign bloggers.
Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet, as we all believe that Monday is the perfect day to make small, positive changes.
I’ve been practicing a non-meat monday rule for so many years, that the moment I heard of this campaign, I’ve been wanting to be a part of it.
My reason to go #meatless was that we ended up eating so much meat, sweets, heavy and other rich food over the weekend, that it was natural and easy on tummy to have light, simple and more greens in our Monday meal.
Light Tofu Manchurian
To begin my Meatlessmonday blog campaign, I’m sharing the recipe of Light Tofu Manchurian. As the name suggests, it’s light but definitely tasty.
Manchurian, is popular or I can say the insanely famous recipe that’s available in any given Chinese restaurant in India.
(Chinese restaurant in India bears very little resemblance to the traditional Chinese cuisine, it’s more of Chinese ingredients with Indian taste).
It’s usually made with boneless chicken or ground chicken, mixed with spices, cornstarch and deep-fried to make it crispy and served with a special sauce.
However, I wanted to make it lighter and off-course without any meat. So, I’m using extra-firm tofu along with lighter ingredients for this particular version.
Chinese Tofu Manchurian
This recipe doesn’t need any deep frying, as we are lightly sauteing the tofu over medium heat.
Now, you can make the sauce thick or thin depending on your taste. I’ve kept the sauce slightly thick with a sweet and tangy variation.
Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy with steamed rice or noodles or you can use any gluten-free grain too.