Few of my readers had doubt in tofu, they keep on sending me questions about tofu. Many of them cannot find it in their place. So i decided to create homemade tofu and it is much more easier and quicker. Many of you think that making tofu is so hard and needs so much effort, but actually speaking it is not a big deal..It is so much simple and easy to make your own.
First thing you have to make is Soy milk. If you can get your hands on storebought soy milk then great, you can use those. But for all those who cannot get soy milk, don’t worry. I have the recipe for you.
CHECK OUT MY HOMEMADE SOY MILK.
While making this, you will get the water which is left from the curdled milk..That is called as whey water,it is so healthy..you can use it to make all kinds of stuffs..Don’t throw that away..You can make rasam out of it or use that water to knead chapati dough.You can use that in your dishes..So hope this helps out…So try it and let me know what you think..
Cooking Time : 5 mins
Resting Time : 30 mins to 1 hour
Makes : 250 grams
Water – 1/4 cup
(Instead of lemon juice or vinegar, if using them, you will need only 1 tblspn to 2 tblspn)
Take lemon juice in a bowl, add in 1/4 cup of water and mix well. Set aside.
Now tie it like a bundle, and place a heavy thing over it. Press it often to remove the water as much as possible. I left it for 1 hour and i got a beautiful block of tofu.
4)You can use this tofu in all the recipes which calls for tofu.
|Take lemon juice in a bowl|
|mix well and set aside|
|place a colander over a bowl|
|line it with clean cheese cloth or muslin cloth|
|take soy milk in a sauce pan|
|bring it to a boil..keep stiring|
|once it boils, take it off the heat and add in the lemon mix|
|you will see the curds separating|
|now it is almost done|
|cover with a plate and let it sit for 10 mins|
|pour it carefully in the cheesecloth|
|gently squeeze the cloth so the water drain off|
|take it and squeeze gently|
|now fold it|
|place a heavy weight over it|
|cut it in cubes and store covered with cold water in fridge|