1 packet of tofu (buy the one used for frying).
2-3 tbsp corn starch.
1/2 tbsp finely chopped ginger and 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic.
Pinch of sugar.
2-3 tbsp kikkoman soy sauce.
Freshly chopped green coriander and finely chopped spring onions for garnishing.
Any vegetable oil for deep frying the tofu.
1 tbsp sesame oil.
Cut the tofu gently into big square pieces.
Dip each piece into the corn starch and deep fry tofu pieces on a medium flame.
Once they are light golden in color, remove and keep on a tissue paper to drain off excess oil. They should be crispy from outside but soft inside.
Dilute the kikkoman sauce with 1-2 tbsp of water.
Add a pinch of sugar.
Add 2-3 tbsp of water in the corn starch and mix well. Keep this aside.
Heat sesame oil.
Add chopped ginger and garlic and let them sizzle.
Add the fried tofu pieces and stir gently or the tofu will break.
Cook on a low flame and now add the corn starch solution and stir again, but very gently.
You may want to add more soy sauce depending on how strong you like the taste and color.
Garnish with chopped spring onions and freshly chopped coriander before serving.
Serve hot with rice or you can even it just like that. It tastes delicious.
You can also replace the tofu with paneer (cottage cheese).
In addition to being wonderfully inexpensive, tofu is high in protein, low in fat, and very low in saturated fat. Other healthy benefits of soy: Some studies show it can lower cholesterol and may even help prevent certain types of cancer, including breast and prostate. One daily four-ounce serving is an excellent addition to a healthy diet.