• Culinary Aromas

Thai Fried Rice | Tofu Curry | Air Fryer Tofu | Peanut Sauce Recipe

Updated: Nov 18, 2020


This delicious vegetarian Thai basil fried rice is one of our favorite dishes to order at Thai restaurants. I have made this dish in my kitchen with easily available ingredients that everyone has! It is loaded with fresh veggies, protein rich savory tofu and a flavorful homemade peanut sauce. The homegrown basil adds immense freshness to this mouthwatering dish. The fried rice goes really well with Tofu curry and the dish would feel incomplete if one of them is missing.




Ingredients


For Thai Basil Fried Rice

  • 3 tbsp Olive oil

  • ½ lb or 8 oz extra firm Tofu

  • 1 medium Onion thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup finely chopped Basil

  • ½ cup thinly sliced Cabbage

  • ½ cup thinly sliced Bell peppers (different colors)

  • 1 Green chilli peppers

  • 2 cloves of Garlic grated

  • 2 tbsp Peanut sauce (Made as described below)

  • 1 tbsp Red chilli paste or hot sauce

  • 1 tsp Tomato ketchup (Optional)

  • 2 tsp Soya sauce

  • 1 tsp salt or per taste

  • 2 cups cooked and cooled basmati rice or Jasmine rice


For Peanut sauce

  • 1/4 cup raw peanuts (Roasted peanuts or ¼ cup peanut butter can be used too )

  • 3-4 dry red chilli

  • 3 cloves of garlic grated

  • ½ inch ginger grated

  • 1 tsp brown sugar or as per taste

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice (if you want to preserve for a week)

  • 1 tsp low sodium Soya sauce (optional)


For Tofu curry

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • ½ tsp mustard seeds

  • ½ tsp cumin or jeera seeds

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • ½ inch ginger

  • 4-5 curry leaves (Optional)

  • ¼ cup coriander leaves

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 medium onion chopped

  • 1 medium tomato chopped

  • 1/3 cup bell peppers