Spicy fried tofu

18th Nov, 2012
Spicy fried tofu
The Indian holidays are over and before it is time for
Christmas goodies I wanted to get some normal everyday cooking done in the
house. I saw this recipe on a blog called dishes from my kitchen and it was
really appetizing. My whole household being a very big fan of tofu, this tofu
really tickled our taste bud. The actual recipe was made with jalapeno, but
since my kids were eating it, I substituted the jalapenos with bell pepper. The
crunch of the bell pepper alleviated the recipes flavor. If you are not a tofu
fan, you could always make this dish with paneer.
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins
Difficulty level –easy
Ingredients –
Spicy fried tofu

Procedure –
  • 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.
  • Add the corn flour, salt and pepper to the chopped tofu
    and mix it well.
Spicy fried tofu
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok or fry pan and add the tofu
    in it and shallow fry it until golden brown. 
    Drain it on a paper towel and keep aside.
Spicy fried tofu
  • In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tsp of oil. Add the
    minced garlic and fry for 10 secs.
Spicy fried tofu
  • Now add the spring onions (Keep a few green to garnish)
    and sauté for about a minute. Then add the chopped bell pepper and sauté
    further for a couple of minutes.
Spicy fried tofu
  • Now add the soy sauce, brown sugar and the sriracha
    (chili sauce) and mix well. 
Spicy fried tofu
  • To this add the fried tofu and give it a good toss to mix
    well.
Spicy fried tofu
  •  Transfer it to a serving platter and garnish with the spring onion top.
Spicy fried tofu
  • Serve as is or with sweet chili sauce.
Spicy fried tofu

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