Look: Chickpea Tofu!
While this may look a whole lot like regular tofu, there’s not a trace of soybeans in sight in this recipe. Instead, the secret ingredient in this tofu is chickpea flour.
What Is Chickpea Tofu?
Chickpea tofu isn’t a newfangled creation, but a recipe with a longstanding history in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar. Also called Burmese tofu, it’s made in a similar fashion to polenta. Chickpea flour is simmered with water in a big pot until it becomes thick and creamy. A bit of ground turmeric is traditionally added to lend a golden hue to the tofu. Once thickened, the mixture is poured into a baking dish, where it rests for a handful of hours to firm up before being sliced. The result is a silky, creamy custard that’s high in protein and has the nutty, earthy flavor of chickpeas.
Get a recipe: Genius Chickpea Tofu from My New Roots