Thai Basil Tofu Parcels

Basil is a very special ingredients - it has its place in a lot of interesting cuisines and dishes. The Indian masala chai is incomplete without the small basil leaves (tulsi) and Italian cuisine has used it brilliantly. With the Margarita pizza and the pesto sauce, dishes come to life with this herb. And the Thai cuisine is not too behind either - and that is the inspiration for this cute little dish.


300 gms tofu, crumbled / grated
1 cup basil leaves, de-stemmed and roughly chopped by hand
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar (adjust based on taste)
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1/2 tsp chilli garlic sauce
1 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped bell peppers
1 clove finely chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lettuce
1/2 cup chopped peanuts


1. In a pan, start to heat some oil for cooking on high flame

2. Add the onions and garlic and saute for five minutes till the onions begin to become brown

3. Add the bell peppers and cook for another 5 minutes

4. Add the sauces, salt and pepper. Add some sugar if needed

5. Finally, add the basil leaves and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add 1 tbsp of water and then add the grated tofu

6. Cook for about 10 minutes on low flame and adjust sugar and salt as needed

7. Take a crisp lettuce and make small bowls of leaves. Add 2 tsp tofu mixture in the lettuce and top with some chopped peanuts

The crispness and freshness of the lettuce goes very well with the fragrant tofu


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