Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Simple Stir fried Tempeh with Chilli Recipe

Tempeh is made from fermenting soya beans with fungus Rhizopus Oligosporus and is a popular meat replacement among vegetarians. This fermentation process increases the content of protein, vitamins and fibre in the beans. Although, tempeh originated from Java in Indonesia; nowadays you can buy tempeh in many places around the world. A good and fresh tempeh would have nicely arranged beans with white mycelia binding them together. Some would have a little black spot and uncooked tempeh is warm when you touch it due to the living organism activities inside it. There are many ways to cook tempeh and here is one of the simple but tasty recipe.

Ingredients
Tempeh, 1 pc (5”x5”), cut into bite size
Chilli paste, 1 tablespoon or more
Onions, 1 pc, chopped finely
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Tamarind juice, around 3 tablespoons 

Deep fry the tempeh in hot oil until it turned golden brown.
Drain away access oil and put the fried tempeh aside. Put 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the pan. Sauté chilli paste and onions until fragrant. Pour in the tamarind juice. Throw in the tempeh. Add salt and sugar to taste. Fry the mixture for a short while. Serve Fried Chilli Tempeh with steamed rice.

PS : You can also add anchovies and roasted peanut to this dish.

Check out my special Stuffed Boneless Chicken Recipe.

10 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Looks good...

suituapui said...

No, thanks...not a fan of tempeh. Seems very popular...at the Malay stalls here.

Mei Teng said...

I have eaten tempeh before. Not my favourite but I don't mind eating. Tempeh is an acquired taste.

reanaclaire said...

tempeh is sold in tesco..but beware, it goes bad very fast.. i like to eat them with ikan bilis, potato mixed with chilli powder...

MaryMoh said...

I love tempeh but can't find it here. It a health food. Love that you cooked it spicy.

smallkucing said...

a friend of mine love this dish

[SK] said...

never heard and tried tempeh before, is it good??

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

In my family, only I like tempeh but not the rest, very slim chance to try this at home.

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

i never eat any dish with tempeh leh.. but i do love crispy one! :)

wenn said...

I hvn't tried cooking it but I hv eaten it before..good.

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