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#1 Old 05-27-2014, 10:31 AM
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Burmese Tofu?

So I just heard about chickpea 'tofu' aka Burmese tofu. Sounds interesting, and I have a bag of chickpea flour.

Anyone tried making it? What's it like? Can you treat it the same as regular tofu, or is it best in other kinds of dishes?
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#2 Old 05-27-2014, 11:24 PM
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I'd still like to know if anyone's tried this 'tofu'?

This is what it looks like in it's 'raw' state:



Here's a recipe for Burmese chickpea tofu, taken from this blog:

http://www.girlcooksworld.com/2013/0...kpea-tofu.html

Burmese Chickpea Tofu

YIELD: about 2-1/2 pounds
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes`
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours

INGREDIENTS:
* 2 cups chickpea/garbanzo bean flour
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
* 6 cups water, divided

DIRECTIONS:
Combine the chickpea flour, 2 cups of water, salt, and turmeric, if using, in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth, pressing the mixture through a sieve, if necessary, to remove any lumps.

Grease one 9-inch by 13 inch or two 8-inch by 8-inch baking dishes with a neutral oil.

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a heavy-bottomed wide, shallow pot. Turn heat to medium-high. Give the chickpea mixture a stir to ensure that the mixture hasn't separated. While stirring the water with a wooden spoon, slowly and carefully pour the chickpea flour mixture into the simmering water.

Lower the heat to medium-low, stirring continuously, until the mixture has thickened and is nice and glossy, about five minutes. Pour immediately into the prepared baking dish(es).

Let cool to room temperature and then set in the fridge for at least one hour. The longer it sits, the more water will drain out of the tofu and the firmer it will get.
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I've never even heard of it. Hopefully someone here can tell you what to do with it.
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#4 Old 05-28-2014, 06:36 AM
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I've never even heard of it. Hopefully someone here can tell you what to do with it.
I would make this. http://veganyumminess.com/burmese-ch...ofu-egg-salad/
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#5 Old 05-28-2014, 09:57 AM
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That looks like quite an impressive mock egg salad!

I've also seen a recipe for a Burmese cabbage salad with it that looks interesting: http://veganisethis.blogspot.co.uk/2...mar-burma.html

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