This homemade laksa is a comforting bowl of goodness on any cold wet winter evening. It’s packed with anti-inflammatory spices, herbs, and vegetables – and is a delicious go-to recipe you’ll come back to time and time again. It’s an absolute favourite in the Nutrition Sustain kitchen and a must try 🙂 !
1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 brown onion, thinly sliced
1 block (500 g) of firm organic tofu, cut into smaller bite-sized blocks
1 red capsicum, cut into long thin slices and then halved
2 carrots, julienned with a julienne peeler
6 cups of boiling water
1 tin (400 mL) of light coconut milk
2 bunches of brocollini or 1 bunch of broccoli, with florets trimmed (keep as much of the stalk as possible)
3 bunches of rice vermicelli noodles (Pandaroo brand)
2 heaped teaspoons of raw sugar
5-6 Tablespoons of soy sauce or tamari sauce
Juice from half a lime
Ingredients for laksa sauce
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika powder
1 teaspoon of coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes
2 heaped teaspoons of Massel beef stock powder
2 garlic cloves
1 lemongrass stalk
3/4 fresh coriander bunch with stalks (not the roots)
1.5 cups of filtered water
- Add olive oil to deep non-stick pot, and then your onions. Allow onions to fry on medium heat until translucent, mixing regularly.
- Add firm tofu, and allow to cook evenly until lightly brown.
- In a blender place all laksa sauce ingredients, and blend together. Once blended, pour over cooked tofu and onion and allow to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, mixing gently to ensure it doesn’t stick on the bottom of the pot.
- Add capsicum and carrot and mix into thick sauce.
- Add 6 cups of boiling water to your pot and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Mix through your light coconut milk.
- Add your 3 bunches of rice noodles, and mix through.
- Then add your broccoli florets.
- Add 2 tsp of sugar.
- Add juice from lime.
- Finally add 5-6 Tablespoons of soy sauce for desired taste.
- Mix your laksa gently and allow all ingredients to simmer together for 2-5 minutes.
- Serve when broccoli is still vibrant in colour and slightly firm.
- Voila! And your dish is ready to serve! Finely chop the remainder or your coriander bunch and sprinkle on top with an extra squeeze of lime juice. Enjoy :)!