Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sambal Goreng Tahu Tempe - Tofu & Soy Bean Cake in Chilli Paste

Sambal Goreng Tahu Tempe
Another "keeping it real" post.
No food styling, no pretty utensils, no pretty food pictures.
This is how dinners are consumed in the haus of Mochachocolata-Rita.
Additionally, since the arrival of baby Marcus, dinner duration has been reduced from 15 minutes (!) to generally under 5 minutes (!!!)

(We know, we know...eating too fast is unhealthy T_T)

But don't underestimate this ugliness.
This is what I always call ugly delicious.
Extremely tasty and addictive. Those who avoid carb should kiss this dish goodbye, as it would be hard to limit ourselves to eat less rice. I ate triple portion of rice because of this dish!
Although this dish is vegetarian, you'll get enough protein from the tofu puffs and tempe.
Totally satisfying.
Sambal Goreng Tahu Tempe
- 1 block of tempe, cut into chunks (1x1x3cm)
- 10 tofu puffs, halved (or 1 block of firm tofu cut into cubes)
- oil, salt and pepper
Simple chilli paste
- 1 tomato (optional)
- a handful of chillies (remove seeds and choose less hotter varieties if you don't want it too spicy)
- 2 garlic
- 4 shallot
- oil, salt, pepper, sugar, ground corriander

Lightly season and pan fry tempe cubes until they're a bit browned, set aside (you can totally skip this step to minimize the use of oil). Throw all the chilli paste ingredients into a food processor and pulse until everything's mixed well but it doesn't need to be fine and smooth. Heat up a bit of oil, add paste, add tofu and tempe chunks, season with salt, pepper, sugar and ground corriander, mix well, serve with lotssss of rice.

...and reaching out for another bowl of rice yet again.
Excuse me.


Arudhi said...

nice!! it`s not ugly, it`s APPETIZING!

Anonymous said...

wah... that looks so good! its not ugly lho... it looks absolutely delicious!

busygran said...

While pictures do make food look good, the proof is in the eating! I love sambal goreng! They look tasty and pedas!

Joanne said...

Rice is REQUIRED with a dish as full of flavor as this! Gotta have something to sop it up with.

aki! said...

I've never even heard of some ingredients in this dish! Looks spicy and my mouth is watering.

Little Corner of Mine said...

It looks delicious to me as I made lots of ugly delicious dishes before. LOL!

tigerfish said...

So delicious - it might not have made it without the chili paste!

Manne said...

Hi! I bastardised this recipe to make a low carb version, replacing the rice with cabbage.

Came out really delicious, and like you we finished it to the last bite.

Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Lena @ Miss Lucky Piggy said...

love this meal, must cook it one day :-)

mat said...

Yummy! Thanks for the recipe.