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baked tofu triangles with crunchy peanuts and sesame

Tofu is something which I am very fond of, because of its versatility, its ease of preparation and extremely friendly nature, it easily mingle with any dish and adds texture to any kind of dish. Tofu has no flavor or taste as such but it readily absorbs the flavor and taste of the dish in which it is being used.

In one of my visit to Bangkok, I had these silken tofu dunked in some fruity flavoured syrup and I immensely liked it. My regular Chinese takeaway in Bangalore do make excellent stir fried dishes with deep-fried tofu which they also sometimes served as an appetizer. The deep-fried tofu triangles coated with chilli-soy sauce was too good to taste but is extremely greasy, which is something which you wont prefer every time.

tofu snacks

When it comes to appetizer, the vegetarian option becomes highly limited to paneer and potato or cauliflower, paneer is no doubt an excellent choice but it requires preparation and it become chewy when it gets cold. But with tofu there is no such problem and it is something which is not been explored much.

So, next time if you have a un-announced guest coming for dinner or for any cocktail party, you can rely on these baked tofu triangles, which requires no preparation, can be made ahead, and easy to prepare just in 15 minutes. I have used extra firm tofu to prepare these triangles and the crunchy peanut gives a nice crusty look with honey and soy sauce to add the flavor and taste.

This post is part of Day 3 of the 10th edition of blogging marathon under the theme  “Guilt Free Snacks

tofu appetizer

Ingredients:

Tofu cut into thin triangles (use extra firm tofu) : 6 triangles
Crushed peanuts : 1/2 cup
Soy sauce : 1 tbsp
Sesame (white) : 1-2 tsp
Honey : 2 tbsp

Method:

Cut the extra firm tofu into thin triangles.

In a mixing bowl add crushed peanuts, soy sauce, honey and sesame and mix well. It should have a thick consistency, so that it can coat the tofu, if it becomes little runny add more peanuts or sesame.

Dip each of the tofu triangles in the peanut soy honey mixture, coat them well and arranged on a greased ovenproof dish.

tofu triangle

Bake the tofu triangles in a pre-heated oven at 375 F for 10 minutes.

Serve immediately with a soy sauce dip.

tofu traingle

This post is linked too Vardhini’s Bake fest , Valli’s Snacks Mela and Serve it – Savory Baked by Krithi and Denny.

Also to Flavours of China guest hosted by Kalyani of sizzling tastebuds started by Nayna

Enjoy !!!

Sukanya

24 Comments

  • Reply
    Kalyani
    November 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    ooh ! that looks yummy ! thanks for linking Sukanya 🙂

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    enigmaedelweiss
    November 25, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    YUM. These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them. 🙂

  • Reply
    Tes
    November 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Oh wow! That’s look so amazing! I love the crunchy combo on tofu 🙂

  • Reply
    priyankab83
    November 25, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I agree that greasy food always….is not very appetizing.
    Your recipe has loads of yummy combinations and looks very tempting….Thanks for sharing need to try it out soon

  • Reply
    Srivalli
    November 26, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Those pictures are simply superb…such interesting snacks..thanks for sending them…

  • Reply
    Gayathri Kumar
    November 26, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Very inviting tofu triangles…

  • Reply
    easyfoodsmith
    November 26, 2011 at 1:55 am

    These looks amazing! You have presented them very beautifully. Nice post

  • Reply
    Kathy
    November 26, 2011 at 3:21 am

    That looks great! Love the idea of baking rather than deep frying. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    promenadeplantings
    November 26, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I haven’t tried baked tofu before, as you say sometimes you want to avoid frying it. And those do look like a very tasty appetiser – from another fan of tofu 🙂

  • Reply
    Nalini
    November 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

    inviting and innovative snack,wonderful clicks.

  • Reply
    aarthi
    November 26, 2011 at 11:17 am

    looking good

  • Reply
    Richa@HobbyandMore
    November 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    those tofu triangles look lovely.. perfect crunchy appetizers anyday!

  • Reply
    Vardhini
    November 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Love baked tofu .. looks yummy. Thx for linking to the event.

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  • Reply
    PJ
    November 27, 2011 at 3:46 am

    I too love tofu and used to buy fresh blocks everyday at the farmers market in China.Am definitely going to try this one. Sounds yum..

  • Reply
    Priya
    November 27, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Omg, those tofu triangles seriously tempts me a lot, absolutely yummy.

  • Reply
    vidhya
    November 27, 2011 at 10:30 am

    yummy starters. Looks inviting and awesome clicks.

  • Reply
    Cool Lassie
    November 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Looks super crunchy and super tempting!

  • Reply
    Kaveri
    November 28, 2011 at 2:12 am

    These baked tofus looks wonderful

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    November 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

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    Suma Gandlur
    November 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Very interesting one.

  • Reply
    Pavani
    December 1, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Absolutely fabulous looking appetizer.. healthy too..

  • Reply
    Anisha
    December 3, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Awesome appetizer… simple and quick too.

  • Reply
    Rajani
    December 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Nice one!

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