Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chilli Tofu

Chilli Tofu

Tofu/Soy paneer also known as Bean curd is a good source of calcium, protein and magnesium. I replacing paneer (Made with cow milk) with tofu as it is low in fat. Chilli Tofu 
is an Indo-chinese dish. For preparing this dish, cubed tofu is dipped in a batter and fried 
until golden and then the fried tofu is tossed in sauces along with bell peppers and onions.

Serves - 4

  • Tofu - 400 grams
  • All purpose flour/Maida - 1/4 cup
  • Corn Flour - 2 to 3 Tbsp
  • Red chilli paste - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep fry.

Ingredients For Sauce:

  • Garlic Cloves - 3 to 4
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Onion - 1
  • Capsicum - 1
  • Green chillies -  4
  • Vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Green/Red chilli sauce - 2 Tbsp or to taste
  • Soy Sauce - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomato Sauce - 2 Tbsp
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste 


  • Take tofu and keep some weight on it for sometime so the excess liquid will come out.
  • Cut tofu into cubes.

  • In a bowl, mix all purpose flour, corn flour, red chilli paste and salt. Add little water and mix to make thick batter.
  • Add tofu pieces to the batter and mix gently.

  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry batter coated tofu pieces until golden and remove them to a paper towel.

Preparing Sauce:

  • Remove excess oil from the pan that we deep fried and keep 2 tbsp oil and heat it.
  • Add finely chopped ginger and garlic and fry until garlic turns golden.
  • Add chopped onion, green chillies, capsicum and fry till onions and capsicum turn little soft.
  • Add soy sauce, tomato sauce, vinegar, chilli sauce, pepper and  salt, mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add fried tofu and mix well and  cook for a minute.
  • Sprinkle spring onions or coriander leaves and serve hot.


  • Adjust seasoning and vinegar to taste.

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