Thursday, August 12, 2021


Praise yourself if you can gradually switch to preparing more meatless dishes in your daily meals.  It is a great healthy step ahead especially if you are all along a 'carnivore'.  Not easy to change but gradually, I believe you can slowly reduce the your intake of meat, seafood etc. 
This is a cauliflower dish cooked with an assortment of other ingredients except meat or chicken and prawns.  Not necessary to follow exactly all the items and portion.  Just make use of what you have in your pantry, little bits of leftover ingredients can be used to prepare this healthy dish.   For example, if you don't have dried red chillies, use fresh ones or omit if you don't have any.  You can substitute the spiciness and heat with pepper.  No taufu puff, is alright to add fried firm beancurd or taufu etc.  Sweet beans can be substituted with celery stems.  There is nothing wrong at all.   This dish can be served as One Dish Meal with rice and it is a complete meal.
Adding dried chillies makes this dish a bit spicy and appetising.  
[serves 3]
100-150 gm cauliflower - washed cut into florets
30 gm red carrots - peeled and sliced
6-7 sweet beans - peel the sides and cut into half
2 dried mushroons - soak and plumb up
2 black fungus [boknee] - soak to plumb
4-5 taufu puff  
2-3 dried red chillies - cut into small sections, soaked and drained
some chopped ginger
1 tsp sesame seed oil
1 tbsp oil
some water
some cornstarch water for thickening
mushroom flavoured sauce, mushroom stock granules, salt and pepper to taste
  1. Prepare the ingredients as stated above.
  2. Add oil to a non stick wok, add in chopped ginger, dried chillies and mushrooms.  Stir fry over medium heat until aromatic. 
  3. Add in carrots and taufu puffs.  Stir to mix well, add in water to braise ingredients.  Add in seasoning to taste.  Bring to boil for an extra minute.
  4. Add in black fungus followed by cauliflower [you may blanch cauliflower, black fungus and carrots before frying ginger and dried chillies].
  5. Cook until cauliflower is soft.  Add in sweet beans, stir fry until cooked through.  Thicken with cornstarch water.  Drizzle in sesame seed oil.
  6. Dish up to serve with rice.

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