Nicky, Digital Researcher, Africa Analyst
Awara - West African tofu
Updated: Jan 30, 2021
A favorite dish among the Hausa tribe of Northern Nigeria, Awara is basically soybeans cord or Tofu.
The Tofu is cut into cubes, marinated in a spice mix and deep-fried until golden brown with a crispy exterior. It's topped with slices of bell peppers and onions.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
2 cups of fresh tofu cut into cubes
2 mixpy ginger and garlic seasoning
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1tbsp Ginger and garlic paste
1 medium onion.
2 tbsp scotch bonnet crushed
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp chilli flakes
1/2 cup spring onions
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 bouillon cubes (veggie)
In a bowl combine tofu and bouillon cube seasoning and a pinch of salt .
Sprinkle some water on the mixture to allow the seasoning seep in. Let sit for a few minutes.
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large pan and fry the tofu on all sides
Transfer to a plate and set aside.
In the same pan sauté onions ginger -garlic paste and add the scotch bonnet pepper. Add the chili flakes and one bouillon cube.
Combine the soy sauce, honey ketchup and sesame seeds in a small bowl.
Tilt into the pan and allow to bubble for about 2 minutes stirring constantly.
Add the fried tofu to the pan and mix well ensuring that they are well coated
Sprinkle the spring onions on the tofu and cook for a few seconds