Spicy Fried Tofu

Spicy Fried Tofu is a popular Chinese Side Dish
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Side Dish
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Shallow Fry
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Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


1 package - Tofu (about 400 g) preferably extra firm

1 - small or 1/2 - large bell pepper (chopped)

4 - spring onions/scallions with the greens (chopped)

2 - Garlic Cloves (chopped finely)

2 tbsp - soya sauce

2 tbsp - Brown sugar

1 tsp - chilli sauce

2 tbsp - Corn flour

1/4 tsp -salt

1/4 tsp - crushed black pepper

2 tbsp + 1 tsp oil


  1. Drain the tofu well and remove most of the moisture by wrapping it in several paper towels and pressing it down with a weight. Then chop them into small cubes.
  2. Add the corn flour, salt and pepper to the chopped tofu and mix it well.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok or fry pan and add the tofu in it and shallow fry it until golden brown.
  4. Drain it on a paper towel and keep aside.
  5. In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tsp of oil.
  6. Add the minced garlic and fry for 10 seconds.
  7. Now add the spring onions (keep a few green to garnish) and saute for about a minute.
  8. Then add the chopped bell pepper and saute further for a couple of minutes.
  9. Now add the soy sauce, brown sugar and the sriracha (chilli sauce) and mix well.
  10. To this add the fried tofu and give it a good toss to mix well.
  11. Transfer it to a serving platter and garnish with the spring onion top.
  12. Serve as is or with sweet chilli sauce.
  13. Recipe and image courtesy: My Cooking Journey

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