Eggplant & Tofu Topped Pasta (Patlican & Soya Peynirli Makarna)
1 lb any type of pasta, cooked
3 Tbsp canola oil
½ lb firm tofu, drained, cut into cubes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb eggplant, peeled and cut into big cubes
1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 Tsp sugar
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp salt to taste
Heat canola oil in a large nonstick frying pan over high heat, add tofu, and gently cook, turning tofu occasionally, until browned slightly, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer tofu to a plate.
Add garlic to the same pan and cook. Stir in eggplant and bell pepper and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Add soy sauce, sugar, and salt to taste. Cook until heated through, another 2 minutes. Return tofu to pan and gently stir to coat. Remove from heat and stir in basil leaves.
Serve over pasta or rice if desired.