Jun 30, 2009

Pad Thai



Ingredients:

Bok choy - 2 heads, chopped
Bean sprouts – 1 cup,trimmed
Garlic – 1 tsp, chopped
Rice Sticks – 5 oz
Sesame oil - 2 -3 Tbsp
Shallots - 3 Tbsp, chopped
Spring Onions - 1/4 cup, chopped
Soy sauce - 2 tsp
Tofu (soft/ firm / extra firm) – ½ cup, 1/2” cubes

Pad Thai sauce:

Brown sugar- 1 tbsp
Red Chili powder – 1 tsp
Sriracha sauce - 1 tsp
Tamarind juice – 1 ¼ tsp, concentrated
Vinegar - 1/4 tsp
Salt – a pinch

For garnish:

Peanuts – * 2-3 Tbsp, crushed dry-roasted
Lime wedges – 2
Cilantro *



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I have submitted this picture to click event by Jugalbandi.

Directions:

Sauce:

Heat oil in a medium skillet in medium heat; add garlic and all other sauce ingredients one by one. Add some water and bring it to boil. Try the taste and add the ingredients as per your need. Let it boil for 4-5 minutes.

Pad Thai:

Soak the Rice sticks in warm water until soften but don’t let it soak until it becomes soft enough to eat. (Then it will be mushy when you cook). Drain and rinse with cold water and keep aside.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the Bok Choy and stir well for 1-2 minutes or until Bok Choy is cooked. Add the soft tofu and stir constantly for a minute so it looks like scrambled eggs (if it is firm /extra firm tofu pan fry and add it at the end, also you can add fried shrimp if you like).

Heat the remaining oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots, sauté until shallots become translucent. Add the Rice sticks and cook until it becomes soft, if it sticks in the pan add a tsp of oil and cook. Stir swiftly and continuously.

Add the tofu mixture and sauce. Check for taste, add the green onions,soy sauce and bean sprouts toss well until it becomes wilt .Remove from the heat and garnish with crushed peanuts, lime and cilantro.

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34 comments:

  1. wow!!! What a co-incidence.. I too got rice sticks/noodles to make Pad thai this week! wow! Yrz looks DELICIOUS!!!! Super kalai!!!

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  2. wow what a click dear..Looks very nice..All the BEst..

    that pad thai is looking yummy..Even I did this long time back...as the click was not decent enough to post I have not posted..he he...

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  3. OMG what a gorgeous click!!! Pad thai looks delicious, i have tried this yet at home, will try sometime soon!

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  4. wonderful presentation...!!!

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  5. Wowwwwwwww... wat a click... really superb... Lovely presentation... :)

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  6. Pad thai is my favorite - looks wonderful here! Yum!

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  7. What gorgeous clicks! I have tasted pad thai only in resturants...never made them at home...thanks for the recipe :)

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  8. Looks so yummy ...and the picture is too good!!!

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  9. This is my Hubby's fav but he makes it with prawns..looks great..

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  10. My gosh gorgeous click ...love this recipe too .Hey All the best dear

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  11. WOW!!! what a great click yaar... simply superb... and your pad thai looks delicious... will try it out sometime, have to get few ingredients from that list :)

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  12. Very nice dish and a beautiful click for the click event.

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  13. Awesome click!! The pad thai looks fabulous!

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  14. OMG... that click is a real winner.. that is awesome

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  15. wondeful click..and what a variety..its beautifully clicked.

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  16. Very nice click. All the best. Pad thai looks delicious.

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  17. Tasted Pad Thai in restaurants only...never made them at home...lovely recipe :)
    Very nice click.

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  18. Oh wow.....very awesome click......pad thai looks drool worthy......

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  19. creative click and a wholesome bowl :)

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  20. first time here kalai, your blog looks amazing! Fantabulous photos and internation cuisine, looks great! I'm following! Do check mine!!

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  21. that's an awesome click dear and wonderful cuisine!

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  22. First time here .. your blog looks great .. U have nice collection of recipes ...
    Pad thai looks delicious & yummy ....
    Do visit my blog .

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  23. Beautiful Presentation Cuisine!

    Thanks for sharing your click!

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  24. that looks extremely delicious. you are a great photographer! keep it up~~

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  25. Amazing click, perfect for the event. Pad thai looks and sounds yum.

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  26. Your picture is beautiful! I've never made Pad Thai. Your version sounds terrific!

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  27. Awesome pic :) Pad thai looks yum yum! First time here and you have a wonderful space here.

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  28. wow wow, yummy dish, I love pad thai; looks perfect and good luck for the click!

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  29. Pad thai is one of my favorites. Looks awesome Great click!

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  30. I've never made Pad Thai, but have eaten it- yours sounds really delicious!
    Your photos are awsome!

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  31. Thats a wonderful click kalai, and the pad thai is my fav too loved the dish and click as well

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  32. Looks so yummy.. Picture is too good......

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  33. Pad Thai looks amazing!!... I always wanted to try this at home, will try your recipe,...!!

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  34. Looking at the pic of your fantastic Pad Thai, my tummy starts growling. Lookin' tasty!

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