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Chinese Stir Fry Tofu

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Chinese Stir Fry Tofu
Chinese Stir Fry Tofu
  • Prep time
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  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeChinese
  • Good for Snacks

About this recipe

Chinese Stir Fry Tofu is simple and convenient dish, it does not require special ingredients; just some Chinese sauces, veggies, flour and Tofu is all you need. It is convenient to make this dish with packaged tofu which comes in different varieties in super market. But make sure you pick the right pack; the tofu has to be soft. You can also make your own Tofu at home, but that requires little time and technique. Making tofu at home from scratch is time-consuming and difficult without a soy milk maker as Tofu is made from soy milk. Most of the work involved in making tofu is making the soy milk. You will get so many articles on making Tofu but my favorite is what The Splendid Table makes. So now you know how to make Tofu at home, let’s proceed to make our Tofu Stir fry. The process starts from marinating the Tofu cubes with light spices, flour and a little bit of cornflour. Since this is a healthy version, we will not be deep frying the Tofu, will just shallow fry them in some sesame oil. Sesame oil gives this dish an authentic Asian flavor and a sweet distinctive aroma. Once the Tofu cubes are shallow fried and are lightly golden and crisp from outside, you just need to toss the cubes in sauces and veggies…tadaan! Your Chinese Stir Fry Tofu is ready.

Ingredients for Chinese Stir Fry Tofu

  • 200 grams soft Tofu
  • ½ Red bell pepper, chopped in big cubes
  • ½ Yellow bell pepper, chopped in big cubes
  • ½ Green bell pepper, chopped in big cubes
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped in big cubes
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup spring onion greens, chopped roughly
  • 4 tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbs corn flour
  • 1 tbs black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 tbs sesame oil for shallow frying
  • ½ tbs chili sauce (Or more as per taste)
  • 1 tbs schezwan sauce
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • ½ tbs vinegar
  • 1 tbs chili flakes
  • ½ tbs tomato ketchup (optional)
  • 1 tbs garlic paste
  • 1 tbs ginger paste
  • Salt as per taste

How to cook Chinese Stir Fry Tofu

  1. Cut the tofu in cubes, approximately 1 inch
  2. Now take a deep bowl and mix all-purpose flour, 3 tbs corn flour, black pepper, salt, garlic paste and some water to make a paste, the consistency should be medium, not too flowy not too thick.
  3. Now put the tofu cubes in the mixture and marinate them.
  4. Keep the remaining 1 tbs flour separately in a wide plate.
  5. Heat sesame oil in a flat pan.
  6. Take out the Tofu cubes from mix and slightly roll over flour in the plate and put it in the pan for shallow frying
  7. Shallow fry each batch flipping till golden brown.
  8. Take out the Shallow fried Tofu on a kitchen towel so as to get rid of the excess oil.
  9. Now in the same pan with left over oil you can make the sauce
  10. Put chopped garlic first.Then add chopped onions and peppers.
  11. Cook for 3-5 mins, don’t let them soften, keep it crunchy.
  12. Now add ginger paste, chili sauce, soy sauce, salt, chili flakes and mix well.
  13. Now add Tofu cubes and toss it properly.
  14. Add vinegar and take it out of gas.
  15. Garnish with spring onion and serve hot.
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