(فاهيتا التوفو ) Tofu skin Fahita

Submitted by:
Nadia Samak, Essen, Germany
Biochemical engineering

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Ingredients

2 pack tofu skin, cut into thin long slices
1 middle onion
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 big tomato
all cut into thin slices
2 spoons ginger-garlic paste
1 spoon tomato paste
Salt, cumin powder, turmeric powder, paprika, oregano
Lemon juice
Vinegar

1. Add 3 spoons of oil in a big frying pan, wait until the oil gets hot.

2. Add the tofu skin slices and fry them 3 minutes.

3. Add the onion slices and fry together with the tofu slices for 5 or 7 minutes.

4. Add all colored peppers together with the ginger-garlic paste and mix all together for 5 or 7 minutes.

5. Now, add the tomato slices with one spoon of tomato paste.

6. Add the spices and a quarter cup of water, mix all together and cover with the pan lid. Cook on medium heat.

7. When the water is absorbed, add vinegar and lemon juice, then mix and cover again.

8. Leave it cooked until all the water is absorbed. Now the dish is ready.

Background

I used to cook this dish for my ex-husband when he decided to be vegetarian. He always wanted to eat tofu, but in different ways, and I personally like Chicken Fahita, so I decided to cook this dish the same way I cook that. I have not learnt it from anyone, I just used my own recipe and my way of cooking. The name is for the tofu skin which is popular in China and as I was living in China for 6 years, so I knew it from there. But the Fahita is popular in Egypt where we use to cook it with chicken breast. In Egypt, we eat Chicken Fahita in a bread sandwich or with rice - the recipe explained here could be eaten the same way.

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