Braise Peanuts with Tau Kwa

Braise Peanuts with Tau Kwa
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Happy blessed Palm Sunday to all. From my kitchen in Singapore I am sharing with you how I braise Peanuts with Tau kwa (Firm Soya Bean Cake, known as Dou Gan 豆干 in Mandarin).


Pluck open 500g Peanuts with shell

First from 500g Peanuts with Shell, I pluck them open and discard the shells. Then soak peanuts in a basin of tap water for 3 hours.

Ingredients for Braise Peanuts with Tau Kwa
Ingredients for braising peanuts

For the braising ingredients, I prepared 1 stick of Cinnamon (about 4 inches long), 3 Star Anise (crack to pieces), 5 Dried Chillies, 2-3 big pieces Taukwa cut to 4 pieces each, 1/4 cup Thick Dark Soya Sauce, 1 TBS Salt, 2 TBS Sugar and 2 Litres Water.


Electric Pressure cooker

When 3 hours are up, drain away the Water from soaking Peanuts. Put everything into an electric Pressure Cooker, close the lid tightly. Set 35 minutes when the pressure is built up. As at 35 minutes, release pressure completely then only open the lid.

Braise Peanuts with Tau Kwa
Braise Peanuts with Tau Kwa

Ready to serve. This Braise Peanuts with Tau Kwa Dish can be eaten on its own or serve with Rice or Congee. A good source of protein and non oily too. Try this at home now!!

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