Tofu Salad

  • 1 block yellow tofu [10 x 10 x 7.5 cm (4x4x3 in.)]
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 90 ml (6 Tbsp) oil
  • 1 tsp or less chillie powder
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 11/2 Tbsp roasted gram flour
  • Salt to taste
  1. Slice half the tofu into strips 7.5 x 1 x 2.5 cm(3 x 1/2 x 1in) thick. Cut rest 5 cm (2-in) squares, 1 (1/2 in) thick.
  2. Peel and chop garlic. Chop coriander finely. Pound roasted sesame seeds till powdered.
  3. Heat oil hot; fry the squares of tofu till outsides are browned. Remove tofu from pan and drain. Pour away oil except for 1½ Tbsp. Fry chili powder in this and set aside.
  4. Cut fried tofu squares into thin strips. Mix together the two tofus, sesame seeds, coriander, soy sauce, vinegar, chilli and oil, roasted gram flour and fried garlic. Mix well, and add some salt to taste.