Sunday, August 14

sambal tauhu & tempe

i'm not a big fan of tempe & tauhu before especially when i was a kid. i remembered i would throw out when my parents brought us to eat steamed tofu with sweet chili sambal somewhere in Semenyih before. but, i started eating this and liking them since past 3 years ago or so. so, last week, i made this dish. it was my first time too. nothing big invention or whatnot, just a simple dish but i like them so much! the bottom line is, to get the best & freshest tofu and tempe to make it marvellous. oh yes, tempe is the one of the healthiest food in the world, i read that either from Reader's Digest or Flavours.

tempe - cut into desired shape
2 blocks of tofu - cubed
2 garlic
1 onion
3 tablespoon dried chilli paste
1 tbsp chilli sauce
salt to season
sugar - to make the gravy thicken

1 - mix tempe & tofu with salt and turmeric powder and fry until golden brown. set aside. put onto tissue paper to drain excess oil.

fried tempe & tofu

2- heat oil, you can use remaining oil from frying tempe but remove them a bit if they're too much.
3- add in garlic & onion. stir-fry until fragrant.
4- add in chilli paste, stir until oil is form on the surface. that's the sign your sambal is cooked.
5- add in chilli sauce and season them. keep on stirring to avoid your sambal burnt.
6- pour in fried tempe & tofu and stir slowly to well mid them together.
7- serve with hot steamed rice.


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