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How to Make Tofu ( Home-made tofu).

Cuisine African, American


  • Cheesecloth
  • Gas or Stove
  • Knife
  • Pot
  • Bowl
  • Blender


  • 3 cups soybeans
  • 75 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • water
  • Salt


  • Pick and soak the seeds of the soybean in water overnight so that it becomes soft and easy to peel off the skin.
  • Peel off the skin from the seeds, rinse multiple times until the seeds come out clean.
  • Pour the clean seed into a blender, add some water and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the smooth paste into a cheesecloth to strain the milk out.
  • Pour the sieved or strained milk into a pot and cook on medium heat for 50 minutes to 1 hour, stirring frequently.
  • Reduce the heat, then add in lime juice. Note: after adding the lime juice do not stir.
  • The tofu would start to form after a few minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Place a cheesecloth in a bowl, pour the tofu carefully into the cheesecloth, then fold the cheesecloth to squeeze out as much milk as possible.
  • Transfer to a bowl, then season with salt.
  • Transfer to the cheesecloth and allow to rest¬†¬†
  • Cut the tofu into desired sizes and shapes.