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Monday, August 5, 2013

Pad Thai..... Soul Comforts

When we talk about soul food, mine is Thai food, yes it does hurt even thinking of this as I am on a diet and this is diet buster.... but believe me, nothing makes me happier that a well cooked Pad Thai. Fish sauce or Nam Pla is the key flavoring ingredient in Thai food and also hold importance in this recipe . For people who like meats in their pad thai one can add some sauteed prawns and chicken to it as well. Tamarind too is very important as it adds the piquant flavor way better than any vinegar .

Pad Thai

Onion 1 nos sliced
Tofu  50 g fried
Crushed peanuts 2 tbsp
Spring onion ½ cup
Tomato julienne 1 nos
Garlic 2 cloves
Ginger 1 cm piece

Chili paste 1 tbsp
Light soy 1 tsp
Tamarind pulp 1 tsp 
Fish sauce a dash  
Palm Sugar 1tsp

Rice sticks 100g
Oil to stir fry

  • Soak the rice sticks in water
  • Drain and keep aside
  • Heat oil and sauté ginger, garlic, and onions with the chili paste
  • Add the vegetables and tofu  and sauté
  • Mix chili paste, soy, tamarind pup, fish sauce with a few drops of water 
  • Add the seasonings and the mixture of sauces and saute till oil appears on edges 
  • Add the soaked rice sticks and stir fry till they wilt and turn reddish brown 
  • make sure not to over cook them the process will not take more that 5 mins 
  • Top with crushed peanuts

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