Can milk from beans other than soy be curdled to make a tofu-like product? I know that black beans work, but I am wondering about kidney or pinto for example (or any other). Has anyone experimented on this, before I try to reinvent the wheel? Thanks! - Judi

  • I have a friend who made tofu from garbanzo beans, so there's that...
    – SourDoh
    Feb 3, 2014 at 23:31
  • Thanks for the reply. Do you know if they used milk made from the beans, like you would with soy beans, or ground up dried beans?
    – Judi
    Feb 6, 2014 at 5:37

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A curd made from chickpea flour is known as Burmese tofu or shan tofu. Most recipes call for making a slurry with chickpea flour or besan flour and seasonings, simmering it until it thickens, and then chilling it in a mold of some sort. Once it has cooled, it sets and can be cut into pieces and used much like regular tofu. Many descriptions seem to place it somewhere between tofu and polenta on taste and consistency.

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