Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles Recipe

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Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles with chopsticks in it

Time to say bye to takeout for good. This vegetarian Asian Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles is an easy mid-week dinner recipe loaded with nutritive veggies.

Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles RecipeInternational Cuisine

Do you agree that many of us are time-poor, but we are passionate, uncompromising cooks who want tasty and healthy fuss-free meals on a weeknight. Its a big plus if these meals are made from scratch. But just the thought of cooking a meal from scratch can be overwhelming meal for someone especially on a working day. But let me tell you that this is totally possible without breaking into a sweat. You just need to plan and work smarter in some ways. Here are few tips that have always helped me. When doing your weekly groceries, pick up some basic staples which will not just stay good for a week but can be used to make a variety of dishes. Different spice mixes like cumin powder, paprika, mixed herbs, peppercorns, etc. Other ingredients like green chillies, tomatoes, onions, garlic and ginger are a must have in your shopping cart. Stock on oil, seeds, lentils, legumes, grains and flour as well. 

Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles RecipeInternational Cuisine

You will only need to buy veggies and fruits based on your weekly menu. Of course, your fridge and pantry staples can be customized based on your family needs. But once you have all these things in your pantry and your fridge, you will always be able to rustle up a spontaneous meal, even on your busiest days. When you commit to keeping this core supply of food on hand, you will even find your weekly shopping easier and faster. This simplified way of cooking will save you some money too, because you won’t be tossing one-off specialty ingredient every time you cleanff out your fridge or pantry. Now the next time you hear, “What’s for dinner?” you can smile, because you’ll know you have fresh, delicious options ready to make a meal from scratch. Follow my tips to build a base of staples and you’ll always have what you need to create meals instantly. Isn’t that ever weeknight cook’s dream?

Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles RecipeInternational Cuisine

I always recommend a cooking plan that is based on letting the taste of natural, good-for-you ingredients shine without using processed or artificial flavor enhancers. Meals like these can be enjoyed when the time is short and the budget is tight. I like to keep our weeknight meals loaded with veggies, low in fat and have a fair amount of nutrients like protein, carbs and vitamins. These noodles can be made using a variety of veggies, making it nourishing and tasty. Adding some vegetarian protein elevates the flavor even more. As we all know, tofu is a complete protein made from compressed soy-milk curds. Tofu is also high in fortified calcium and other key minerals but relatively low in calories, making it a nutrient dense food and a great choice for these flavorful noodles. Here is the recipe to make Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles. 

Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles RecipeInternational Cuisine

Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles RecipeInternational Cuisine

First step is to boil the noodles as per the instructions on the packet. Strain and keep it aside for now. Heat oil in a wok. Fry chopped garlic, thin slices of Thai red chillies and chopped spring onions on high heat for a minute. Then add chopped mushrooms and torn basil leaves. Cook this for 3-4 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked. Then add marinated & grilled tofu cubes to the wok along with chopped bell peppers. Continue to saute the veggies and tofu for 2 more minutes. Then add vegetarian Red Thai Curry Sauce to the wok. Mix it and after frying for a minute, add the cooked noodles to the wok. Lightly toss it all together. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper as per your taste. You don’t need to over cook it, just lightly toss it and take it off the flame. Make and serve these Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles on a weeknight or on a weekend brunch! It’s super delicious. 

Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles RecipeInternational Cuisine

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Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles

Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles RecipeInternational Cuisine

Time to say bye to takeout for good. This vegetarian Asian Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles is an easy mid-week dinner recipe loaded with nutritive veggies.

  • 2 packets noodles (400 gms)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 8-10 cloves garlic
  • 2 Thai red chillies
  • 1 cup chopped spring onions
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 0.75 oz basil leaves
  • 100 gms tofu cubes
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp Thai Red curry paste
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  1. First step is to boil the noodles as per the instructions on the packet. Strain and keep it aside for now.

  2. Heat oil in a wok. Fry chopped garlic, thin slices of Thai red chillies and chopped spring onions on high heat for a minute.

  3. Then add chopped mushrooms and torn basil leaves. Cook this for 3-4 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked.

  4. Then add marinated & grilled tofu cubes to the wok along with chopped bell peppers. Continue to saute the veggies and tofu for 2 more minutes.

  5. Then add vegetarian Red Thai Curry Sauce to the wok.

  6. Mix it and after frying for a minute, add the cooked noodles to the wok. Lightly toss it all together.

  7. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper as per your taste. You don't need to over cook it, just lightly toss it and take it off the flame.

  8. Make and serve these Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles on a weeknight or on a weekend brunch! It's super delicious.

To prepare the tofu – Cut tofu in cubes and transfer them to a bowl. Add cornflour, paprika, salt, dried herbs and marinate for 30 minutes. Then shallow fry or grill them. 

You can add tofu cubes without marinating it as well. 

Feel free to add any veggies you like in this recipe. 

I have used the vegetarian noodle packet.

I have also used vegetarian Thai curry paste – World Foods Kitchen. It’s found in Spouts Market. 

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Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles RecipeInternational Cuisine

Easy 15 minute Asian Noodles Stir FryLentil & Rice Noodles | Paruppu SevaiVegan Cilantro Basil NoodlesTeriyaki Noodles with Broccoli & BeetsIndian Lemon Rice Noodles | Lemon Sevai and Chilly Garlic Noodles are some of my favorite noodle recipes that I am sure you will love too. 

 

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