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I have been doing my kitchen spring clean and as part of this culling my, rather large, collection of cookery books. As I have been doing this I’ve found some forgotten favourites hiding amongst the other tomes, so I thought I would go through them and share with you some old favourites and new discoveries from each one. This recipe and the next one are adaptations from Sri Owens excellent book, Indonesian Regional Food & Cookery.

For 2 portions

200 grams firm or silken tofu – drained

2 spring onions – finely chopped

1 clove of garlic – finely chopped

peanut oil

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger or galangal

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh coriander

2 tablespoons bean sprouts – either the regular sort you can buy or, my current favourite, fenugreek sprouts, or alfalfa are good

1/2 teaspoon of finely chopped red chilli

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons rice flour ( if you haven’t got this then regular wheat flour or chickpea flour)

1/2 lightly beaten egg

Gently fry the onion, garlic and ginger in a couple of tablespoons of the oil until the onions are translucent.

Put the tofu in a bowl and mash it well. Drain the onions from the oil in the pan, reserving the oil, and add to the tofu. Mix in.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Form into 4 round patties and fry On a medium heat in peanut oil until crisp and light brown.

Drain and serve with a chilli vinegar to dip into.