Keto-friendly and spicy, how to make Manisha Koirala's favourite tofu
The chilli bean sauce will keep you coming back for seconds and thirds
When the craving for pan-Asian cuisine kicks in, we oscillate between the two extremes. The hip Japanese joint that’s likely to burn a hole in your bank account, and neon orange Szechuan rice from Raju’s Chinese Corner. Chef Mohit Savargaonkar shows that middle ground does exist between stomach ulcers and being broke, courtesy this tofu dish he created for Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala.
“Manisha Koirala is someone who has cut out sugar completely from her everyday meals and prefers eating food that’s a little spicier,” says Savargaonkar. The actress’s brush with serious illness has influenced her eating habits, but that doesn’t mean she’s compromised on taste.
There will be no MSG-induced food coma here.
The dish comprises of broccoli, string beans, asparagus, two different kinds of mushrooms, bell peppers and tofu.
Here, you’re covering most major food groups and nutritional requirements in one bowl, though tofu is still a controversial ingredient in the keto world.
Whichever side of the debate you fall on, it’s undeniable that this tofu dish beloved by Manisha Koirala has quite a nutritional profile, packing protein, essential amino acids, iron and calcium.
Savargaonkar spices up the dish with a chilli bean sauce which gives the tofu a special kick that’ll keep you coming back for seconds and thirds.
After all, a meal without spice is equal to watching a Hrithik Roshan film that cuts out all his slick dance moves. It’s not fun for anyone.
Watch now how Savargaonkar whips up this diet-friendly meal that’ll have you scraping the plate for leftovers.
If tofu is just not for you, you can try Katrina Kaif’s low-carb fish dish (which is also keto-friendly) or Rani Mukerji’s one-pot grilled chicken.