I have been meaning to post this recipe for years now I feel terrible for not having posted it before–it is such a simple dish. Shan State in Myanmar (Burma) has a very unique tofu recipe which is made from channa dhal not soybeans. Channa dhal is a bean that is similar to chickpeas but smaller, more yellow and easier to digest, especially if it is properly soaked. This recipe is a delicious traditional recipe that can be made into a variety of items. From tofu nwe (a sort of warm tofu porridge with peanuts and cilantro–also used to make the delicious Shan Noodle dish), to tofu thoke (tofu salad) to tofu hnat pyan kyaw (twice fried tofu) to a sauce for the fried tofu. For a beautiful but heart wrenching true Channa Dhal Romeo and Juliet true story click here.
Shan Tofu Made From Channa Dhal
October 6th, 2011 | Appetizer, Beans & Grains, Breakfast, Condiments, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Recipes, Salads, Sauces, Snacks, World, Burma, Burmese, channa dhal, Inle Lake, shan noodles, Shan State, tofu, tofu chips, tofu nwe
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A Shan Romeo and Juliet Story
October 6th, 2011
Back in 1999, after studying at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York, I was highly disillusioned with the US -- the greedy consumer mentality and the increasing amounts of GMOs in the food (which everyone thought I was nuts for being concerned about at the time!) so I fled to Myan ...