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Burmese Shan Tofu

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    Posted: 06 July 2018 at 15:00
This tofu originated in Myanmar, formerly Burma.  It is made from chickpeas rather than soybeans.  Has much less fat and is nutritious.  It has a texture similar to tofu and can be made with different firmness.  Chickpea tofu can even be made into dumplings.


It is easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients.

This recipe is from a vegan Ethiopian cookbook but many other recipe and methods are available online.  Which method used depends on what tofu firmness you are after.  Tofu dumplings can also be made.  The chickpea tofu pictured is spicy as I added Ethiopian Berbere, a chili pepper blend, to the mix.

Kittee Burns Chickpea Tofu from Teff Love

Ingredients:
2 Cups Water
1 Cup Chickpea Flour
1/2 tsp granulated onion
1/4 tsp tumeric

My additions:
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp Berbere
1/2 tsp black pepper

Method:
-Pour all ingredients into a blender and process on high until smooth.  About 30 seconds
-Pour into a medium saucepan cook over medium high heat, whisking or stirring constantly with a wooden spoon
-When the mixture suddenly thickens, reduce heat to medium and continue to whisk constantly for another 5 minutes.
-The mixture will get thick like a custard or pudding and form large bubbles that pop on the surface and have a glossy finish (be careful of hot sputters as you stir)
-Pour or spoon the mixture into an 8 inch baking pan and let rest undisturbed for 15 minutes.  It will firm up quickly as it cools.  once cool, transfer to the fridge until thoroughly cold and firm.  About 1 hour.  It will continue to firm up the longer it rests.
-If you prepare the chickpea tofu in advance, cover it tightly and  it will last up to 3 days in the fridge.  if any water accumulates, pour it off  before using.
 


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The Ethiopian recipe and method I used makes a very firm tofu.  For a more traditional approach, an at home method replicating the Traditional Shan Tofu in the video link above,  see Peaceful Cuisine.
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