Stir-fried Roasted Eggplant & Minced Tofu (Vegan Cha Traop)

Vegan Borbor (Cambodian Rice Porridge)

Serves: 2

Good For: Lunch, Dinner


This is a vegan version of Cha Traop Dot, a traditional Cambodian dish made from stir-fried roasted eggplant with minced pork or prawn along with palm sugar to create a distinct sweet, savoury and smoky taste. In our recipe, we’ve replaced the minced pork for minced Tofu and served it with our organic semi-milled jasmine rice, giving you a meat-free and wildlife-friendly alternative to enjoy. 

Brown Rice with Roasted Chickpeas
  • 2-3 large Eggplants
  • 120g of Extra-firm Tofu
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Palm or Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 2 cups of Semi-Milled Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tbsp of Chopped Spring Onion
  • 1 tbsp of Chopped Red Chillies
  • Fresh Coriander

    For the Semi-Milled Jasmine Rice: 

    • Rinse and Strain rice and combine with 2 cups of water in a pot.
    • Turn on the stove on a high heat, bring to a boil.
    • Immediately reduce to the lowest heat and cover.
    • Simmer for 25 minutes so that all of the water is absorbed
    • Turn off stove and leave pot covered for 5 minutes before serving

    For the Stirfry: 

    • Turn on oven at 400c
    • Coat both eggplants with olive oil and place on the tray. Roast for 40 minutes (turn them after 20 minutes)
    • Crumble tofu with your hands and place in a bowl with minced garlic and 2 tbsp of soy sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes
    • Remove eggplants from the oven and set aside to cool. Once cool, use a knife to carefully cut the eggplant in half lengthways. Use a spoon to scoop out the eggplant (keep the skin for serving).
    • Add 1 tbsp of oil to a wok and put on the stove on a medium heat. Add the tofu and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Add red chillies, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 2 tbsp of palm sugar, 1 tbsp of spring onion and cooked eggplant. Continue to stir fry for 2-4 minutes. 
    • Carefully place your eggplant and tofu mix onto the eggplant skin. Add remaining chopped spring onion and fresh coriander and serve with the rice.
      Vegan Borbor (Cambodian Rice Porridge)

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