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High Protein Homemade Tofu

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If you’re looking for a recipe on how to make tofu at home, then I’ve got the perfect, easiest one for you right here!

So, all you tofu lovers, here is a soy-free, tofu recipe, similar to the Burmese tofu recipe, but made with just one ingredient – chickpeas.

Why will you like this High Protein Homemade Tofu recipe?

It requires just one ingredient:

This tofu recipe requires just one ingredient – chickpeas! It is a soy-free tofu recipe and it is easy to make as it needs absolutely no putting together of items.

It is easy to make:

When I say “easy”, I mean it! I’m sure you would have never thought that making tofu at home would ever be so simple and easy. This recipe needs just a few easy steps to follow and you can make the tofu in no time.

It is healthy:

Chickpea tofu is gluten-free and it is also low in its fat content. Thus, this tofu is healthy and also nutritious. It is rich in protein, which is also very essential for the body.

It can be made vegan:

For all you vegans out there, this chickpea tofu is perfect. You can make multiple different dishes using this delicious tofu.

Ingredients You Require for this Recipe

This tofu recipe simply calls for one main ingredient – chickpeas! As compared to soy tofu, chickpea tofu is known to be healthier and has more dietary fibre. It is rich in protein and good for health. It is a gluten-free alternative for those who are gluten-intolerant.

For those who are vegan or vegetarian, this tofu makes for a healthy dish, which can be made in multiple different ways using different recipes.

Also, chickpeas are good for health, as it can aid digestion, being rich in dietary fibre. Eating tofu make with chickpeas can also help improve gut health and increase bone health as well.

High Protein Homemade Tofu

  • 1 Cup Chickpeas
  • 350 ml Water
  1. Into a bowl, add in the chickpeas and top it up with water (until all the chickpeas are fully submerged).

  2. Let this sit for 8 hours or overnight until the chickpeas soften. Keep it covered.

  3. Once 8 hours have passed, drain the water from the chickpeas and transfer the chickpeas into a blender.

  4. Blend well until the mixture is smooth.

  5. Place a cheesecloth onto a bowl and pour in the chickpea mixture. Fold the sides of the cheesecloth upwards, to trap the chickpea mixture inside. Wring the top of the cloth and squeeze out all the chickpea milk.

  6. Into a saucepan, add in the chickpea milk and let it come to a boil. Stir occasionally. Once it begins to bubble, lower the heat and keep stirring, until the mixture thickens.

  7. Remove it off the heat and let it cool a little. Then, pour into a glass tin or a baking tin and set it in the refrigerator for a few hours for the tofu to set.

  8. Cut into cubes and the tofu is ready to use in any dish.

Ways to use Tofu : 

  • Make stir-fried Tofu, tossed with soy and vegetables, along with seasonings of your choice.
  • Make Tofu on toast, with barbeque sauce and avocado.
  • Add Tofu bits into vegan or vegetarian tacos as a filling.
  • Make an eggless sandwich using scrambled Tofu.
  • Minced Tofu can be used to make vegan burger patties.
  • Add diced Tofu pieces, just stir fried, into fried rice or noodles.
  • Make crispy fried Tofu, tossed in any dressing of your choice.
  • Add Tofu into your salads, making Tofu chunks.

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