Once at home, I did not know what to do with it. I thought of checking on the net for some nice tofu recipes. As an after thought I decided to replace paneer with Tofu in a dish I make quite often, as it is a healthier version of the paneer and tastes and feel very much like it (Atleast this is what I had heard about it). Hence I came up with Tofu Manchurian, the name of the original recipe has only been altered to indicate the usage of Tofu in it :)
200 gm Tofu
1/2 Green Capsicum cut into square pieces
1 Carrot Julienne
1 Onion cut into square pieces
1 Green chilly slit and cut into 1” pieces
1 T Spring Onions chopped finely
3 T Soya sauce
3 T Corn flour
2 tsp Black pepper
200 ml Water
Oil for frying
Thaw the tofu and cut it into 2 cm cubes.
Make a paste of corn flour with water and add salt and 1 tsp Black Pepper to it. Put the Tofu pieces in it. In a wok heat oil for frying and fry the dipped Tofu pieces. Once light golden remove on a paper towel. Keep aside the remaning cornflour paste.
It goes very well as a starter too, by reducing the water used to make the gravy.
Tofu indeed is very similar in taste and feel to Paneer; and it being very healthy is the Bonus. I am definitely going to try more Tofu recipes in future.
Thanks Sia for introducing me to this wonderful Soya product.