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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chilly Tofu

Two years back I read in a magazine about Tofu and how it is a good substitute for meat. Since then I have been trying few tofu dishes. Though it is tasteless on its own but that is the challenge, so any spice, sauce, flavouring you add blends it nicely. As per definition from Wikipedia-"Tofu, also called bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in many East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines. There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way." Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes. So those who are new to tofu, go include this in your kitchen soon, as this is a very healthy addition to your diet.


1 cup Tofu
1 Capsicum, long thin
2 Onions, long strips
3-4 Green onion, chopped
1 tbsp Plain flour
1 cup Vegetable stock
2-3 Green chillies, slit
1 tsp Ginger, chopped finely
1 tsp Garlic, minced
2 tbsp Tomato sauce
1 tbsp Chilly sauce
2 -3 tsp Dark Soya sauce
1 tsp White vinegar
1/2 tspWhite pepper powder
Salt to taste
White sesame seeds (for garnishing)

Wash tofu properly and absorb the extra water with a paper towel, cut into long strips. Dip in warm water for 5-10 minutes. Marinade the tofu pieces with flour, pepper powder and salt and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the tofu pieces till light pink (frying them for long time will make them hard later). Drain on absorbent paper to soak the excess oil.
In the remaining oil add onion, capsicum, garlic, ginger and green chillies, green onions (leave few for garnishing), toss for few minutes on low flame. Sprinkle some salt and pepper powder, mix well. Add vegetable stock now and mix all the ingredients well. Add all the sauce to make it more gravy style preparation. When the gravy is thick, add fried tofu pieces and cook on low lame for another 2-3 minutes. Garnish it with remaining chopped green onion and sesame seeds.


  1. Looks yum ....I wish I can have it lunch today :D

  2. Wow it's too good dear ....

  3. WOW!! Looks so chinese. Yum

  4. this looks so amazing...I just want to take a bite! it!

  5. I never used tofu, urs looks inviting n sounds yummy...

  6. i hv never had tofu though i have heard of it before

    looks so good here

  7. Nice and healthy tofu recipes...this looks absolutely yummy.

  8. Mmmmmhhhhhhhh. Lipsmacking and health.

  9. i tried tofu once n dint really like it, but im sure this would be great with paneer. im hungry just looking at it

  10. Cant take my eyes from ur clicks, super irresistible chilly tofu Deepa.

  11. Tofu is sitting in my fridge, will use your version...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  12. Looks so tempting!!I make chilli paneer very similar to your will surely try with tofu.thanks for sharing..

  13. Absolutely lipsmacking!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. Perfect dish..lovely colour...looks so appetizing..

  15. very healthy n delicious...looks yummm

  16. Looks absolutely yummy,love it

  17. Very delicious one with tofu, quite tempting to try

  18. Yummy n beautiful with those sesame seeed garnishing.

  19. Love it and so ready to try it right now :)

  20. Thanks I have silken tofu in the fridge. I realize I wil have to modify my dish but I will definitely try this out. Will let you know the end result.

  21. i am developing taste for tofu and now i think am loving it...thxs for posting it !!

  22. wow..chilli tofu looks so yummy n tempting...wonderful preparation...will try this for sure!
    Spicy Treats

  23. Hi,
    Visiting your space for the first time great pictures and some mouthwatering recipes.

    Will be visiting more often.


  24. Chilly tofu looks so yummy n mouthwatering presentation. Will try soon.

  25. mouthwatering n delicious chilly tofu..

  26. deeps dats fab...i have made this b4 and loved it...gr8 way to make kids eat tofu

  27. Yummy tofu..I luv tofu equally as i do with paneer..perfect chilly tofu.Pls pass the bowl.

  28. first time here.Lovely blog! very good collection of recipes. iam glad to follow you. do visit my space when you find time

  29. this could be the best way to cook tofu, loved the recipe! :)

  30. Awww! This is so lovely..Look so tempting! Yummy!
    Nice blog, now joining u!

    Do visit my space-


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