Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eggplant & Tofu Topped Pasta (Patlican & Soya Peynirli Makarna)

1 lb any type of pasta, cooked
3 Tbsp canola oil
½ lb firm tofu, drained, cut into cubes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb eggplant, peeled and cut into big cubes
1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 Tsp sugar
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp salt to taste

Heat canola oil in a large nonstick frying pan over high heat, add tofu, and gently cook, turning tofu occasionally, until browned slightly, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer tofu to a plate.
Add garlic to the same pan and cook. Stir in eggplant and bell pepper and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Add soy sauce, sugar, and salt to taste. Cook until heated through, another 2 minutes. Return tofu to pan and gently stir to coat. Remove from heat and stir in basil leaves.
Serve over pasta or rice if desired.

1/2 kg makarna, pismis
3 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
250 gr tofu (soya peyniri), suzulmus, kup kup dogranmis
2 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
½ kg patlican, soyulmus, kup seklinde dogranmis
1 kirmizi/yesil biber, dogranmis
1/3 su bardagi soya sosu
1 tatli kasigi seker
¼ su bardagi taze feslegen, dogranmis
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Kanola yagini genis bir tavaya alin. Tofuyu ilave edin ve kizarmaya baslayinca nazikce cevirin ve hafifce her yerleri kizarana dek yaklasik 5 dakika pisirin. Kizarmis tofuyu bir tabaga alin.
Ayni tavaya sarimsagi alin ve biraz pisirdikten sonra, patlican ve biberi ekleyin. Ara sira karistirarak yumusayana dek yaklasik 8-10 dakika pisirin. Soya sosunu, seker ve tuzu ilave edin. Ek olarak 2 dakika daha pisirin. Tofuyu tekrar tavaya alin ve diger malzemeler ile karistirin. Ocaktan alin ve feslegeni ekleyip karistirin.
Makarna ya da pilav uzerine koyarak servis yapin.

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Doris said...

Where do you find tofu in Turkey? I'm living in Kuşadası, and I've never seen in.

turkishfoodandrecipes said...


I am not really sure, but you may find tofu in big supermarkets, such as: Kipa, Migros, Carrefour, or in International stores.


Anonymous said...

Hi. Eggplant is an entirely new vegetable for me. That's why Im not sure how to properly cook it. Some people say it's poisonous when eating raw but what about when it's half-cooked , when I mix eat with tomato sauce because I dont like it very soft, but is half cooked safe to be eaten? greetings, nat

turkishfoodandrecipes said...

Hi Nat,

Eggplants and some other vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes contain an alkaloid called solanine, which in very large doses (400 mg of solanine) can be poisonous. Those type of vegetables contain from 2 to 13mg of solanine and eggplants contain 11mg at the most. So you would have to eat 36 raw eggplants to cause any harm.
So, raw eggplants are not poisonous.
Hope this helps.


Anonymous said...

AH ok Thank you so much for you rapid answer, it was important for me because I like eggplants but Im a beginner in preparing them.Thanks again and best wishes!