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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Grilled Bean Curd Skewer Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-6


1-2 tablespoons




1/2 teaspoon



250 ml

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

1 1/2 tablespoons

1-2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

2 teaspoons

1/2 teaspoon

Cakes pressed bean curd, cut into cubes


Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Green pepper, cut into bite size pieces

Medium onion, quartered, layers separated

Cayenne or chili powder



Plain yoghurt


Lime juice

Crushed garlic

Crushed ginger

Crushed red chilies


Mixed spices

Turmeric powder

Method :
  • To make the Marinade, put all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

  • Add the bean curd pieces, toss gently and leave to marinate at room temperature for at least          2 hours. Toss the bean curd at least two times more while marinating.

  • Using a fork, prick the bean curd cubes all over.

  • Grease the grilling pan of a broiler, toaster oven or table top grill with oil and heat until very hot.

  • Skewer the bean curd, pepper and onion chunks.

  • Grill the skewers close to the heat, turning them over from time to time for about 6-8 minutes or until golden.

  • Serve hot. Dust with chili powder and serve with chili sauce, if desired.

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