Chilli Tofu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Vegan Recipe
Cuisine: Asian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 block extra-firm tofu
  • 1 - large green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 - green chilli, like Serrano, minced
  • 3 tsp - canola oil or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp -cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp - ground coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - ground black pepper
  • 1 - large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp - garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp - ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp - soy sauce.
  • 1 tsp - corn flour mixed into 1/4 cup - water
  • 1-2 tbsp - tamari (can use soy sauce instead)
  • salt to taste
  • green, leafy coriander for garnish, about 1/4 cup - chopped
  • For the marinade:
  • 1 tsp - garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - ginger paste
  • 2 tsp - corn flour
  • 1 tsp - tamari (can use soy sauce instead)

How to Make Chilli Tofu

  • Cut the tofu into 1-inch cubes and coat with the ingredients for the marinade - mixed with enough water to make a paste.
  • Heat 2 tsp of the oil in a non-stick or cast-iron pan.
  • Saute the tofu cubes on all sides until they become golden-brown.
  • Remove it to a plate.
  • Heat the remaining 1 tsp of oil and add cumin seeds.
  • When they sputter, add ginger and garlic and onion.
  • Saute until the onion becomes transparent.
  • Now add the coriander powder, black pepper, and minced green chilly.
  • Toss to coat it with spices and then add the green pepper.
  • Stir-fry until the bell pepper starts to soften but ensure that it still has a good bite to it.
  • Now add the tofu cubes and toss them with the spices.
  • Add the tamari or soy sauce and the corn flour mixed with water (this will give the tofu a nice glaze).
  • Stir until well mixed and remove from the heat.
  • Toss in the coriander and serve hot.
  • Recipe courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan