Long beans Tofu Sambal

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Long beans and Tofu sambal is an easy and quick recipe. It can be a vegetarian or a non vegetarians dish depending on the sambal ( chilli paste ) used . It’s a protein rich and fibre rich side .

Ingredients

Long beans -1bunch

Tofu – 1cup, cubed

Onion -1big , finely sliced

Tomatoes -1small , diced

Curry leaves-1sprig

Sambal paste – 2tbsp

Chilli , Turmeric powder, jeera and coriander powders , salt as per taste

Oil -1tbsp

To season

Fennel seeds ( Sombu) -1tsp

Method

Add oil in pan ,season with fennel and curry leaves . Add in the cubed tofu and shallow fry till golden brown , keep aside on a plate .

Add oil in the pan, season with fennel seeds , curry leaves , add onion and sauté until translucent.

Add in the tomatoes , long beans and the fried tofu and sauté . Add chilli, coriander, jeera and turmeric powders and salt , mix well and cook closed until beans are cooked. Then add the Sambal paste mix well and cook closed for another 5 mins and long beans Tofu Sambal is ready !!

Sambal paste :

Vegetarian version

Dry red chillies-10

Garlic -4-5pods

Shallots -4-5

Ginger

Palm sugar -2tsps

Lime juice -2tsps

Salt

Soak dry red chillies in warm water for a couple of hours

Grind soaked red chillies and the other ingredients into a smooth paste . Add oil in a deep pan and sauté the paste on low flame until the paste is cooked and the oil oozes out . Cool it to room temperature and store in a glass jar in the fridge . This Sambal can be used for curries and other vegetarian dishes .

Non vegetarian version

Dry red chillies-10

Blechan or shrimp paste

Garlic -4-5pods

Shallots -4-5

Ginger

Palm sugar -2tsps

Lime juice -2tsps

Salt

Soak dry red chillies in warm water for a couple of hours

Grind soaked red chillies and all the other ingredients into a smooth paste . Add oil in a deep pan and sauté the paste on low flame until the paste is cooked and the oil oozes out . Cool it to room temperature and store in a glass jar in the fridge . This Sambal can be used for curries and other vegetarian dishes .

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