Vietnamese allure : Bo Kho Chay

Many yogis love Vietnamese cuisine. Firstly, because it has to offer numerous and particularly tasty vegetarian dishes. Secondly, because unusual spice combinations like lemon with cinnamon and star anise are simply a delight for the palate. The great: Tofu and Seitan also be produced in Germany. Even sweet potatoes and eggplants are available at any time in Europe, in some cases even from local organic farming. And even the Thai basil should not fly halfway around the world until it lands on your plate: Meanwhile this and other Asian herbs are grown for example in the Czech Republic. The motto is: Far enjoy specialties, protect the environment and support local farming.

Ingredients for 4 people:
Spices:
. 3 stalks of lemongrass
. 6 star anise
. 2 cloves
. 1 cinnamon stick

, 2 tablespoons oil
. ? 250 g tofu into 3 × 3 cm large cubes, tawny fry in oil
. 250 g seitan (3 × 3 cm pieces)
. ? 4 carrots cut into 2 × 2 cm cubes
. ? 3 stalks celery cut into 2 cm pieces
. ? 1 eggplant in 2 × 2 cm cubes cut
. ? 2 sweet potatoes into 2.5 × 2.5 cm cut large pieces
. 3 l Wassser
. 5 tablespoons of sugar
. 2 tablespoons salt
. 3 teaspoons tomato paste

Preparation
At the beginning fry the spices in the oven at medium temperature (120 to 140 degrees) short.Meanwhile, add the oil in a large pan and, when it is hot, add the spices. Then the vegetables to fry and stirring. Add salt and sugar and the whole mix well. Then enter the tomato puree into the pot, pour in the water and bring to a boil. Turn down the temperature to the point that it only slightly simmering. So long to cook until the vegetables get a firm bite. Last Tofu and Seitan surrender and let mitköcheln 15 minutes. , Mint, chilli and Baguette Serve the stew with Thai basil.

Info: lemongrass, you can also grow themselves. Since it blooms in the rarest cases, hardly seeds are harvestable. Therefore propagating vegetatively on the division of the rhizome or aerial parts. Among the plants to get the easiest with us in horticulture or fresh lemongrass from supermarkets. The plant parts to provide the water and once they have taken root, they are liberated in the soil. Sunny Cookies are sought regularly vigorously watering do not forget!

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