Tofu Balls

Toufu Balls

Food is a big part of Hari Raya celebrations, whether it is the fasting days or on the actual celebration day.  I am sure by now most of our Muslim friends have already finished their baking and are planning their lunch and dinner menus.  Here is a simple and easy-to-do recipe and the highlight of this is the simple peanut sauce!!  You can shape the tofu balls one day before and keep them refrigerated.

Preparation time:  2 hours

Cooking time:  20 minutes

Serves:  6

600 g firm tofu, roughly chopped (4 medium pieces)

2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped

4 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded

2 lemongrass, finely shredded

1 red chilli, seeded and finely sliced

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons cornflour

150 g Q.B.B. ghee + 1 litre cooking oil for deep frying

METHOD

  1. Mash the tofu well and leave to drain in a colander for 2 hours.
  2. Combine all the ingredients together except the Q.B.B. ghee and oil.
  3. Heat the Q.B.B. ghee and oil till hot. Shape the tofu mixture into balls and deep fry till golden brown.
  4. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Serve with the following dip.

Peanut Dip

30 g garlic cloves

150 ml freshly squeezed lime juice

5 chilli padies

60 g gula melaka

3 tablespoons light soya sauce

120 g roasted peanuts, coarsely pounded

METHOD

  1. Blend the first 5 ingredients in a blender, till smooth.
  2. Pour into a sauce bowl. Top with the peanuts just before serving.

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