Five Spice Tofu Recipe - Delicious silken tofu and green capsicums flavoured with five spice.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Tofu,

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course_Veg

Five Spice Tofu

Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Five Spice Tofu Recipe - How to make Five Spice Tofu


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Tofu silken200 grams

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 tablespoon

  • Cinnamon one inch sticks4

  • Dry ginger 1/2 inch piece

  • Black peppercorns 15-20

  • Sichuan peppers 1/2 teaspoon

  • Star anise 1/2

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Green capsicums 2 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onions sliced2-3

  • Ginger sliced2 inch piece

  • Green chillies slit2

  • Salt to taste

  • Dark soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Cornflour/ corn starch dissolved in 2 tablespoons of water3 tablespoons


Step 1

Grind fennel seeds, cinnamon, dry ginger, black peppercorns, Sichuan peppers and star anise to a powder. This is five spice powder.

Step 2

Quarter onions and separate the layers. Halve green capsicums, remove seeds, cut into squares and then into triangles. Cut bean curd into squares and then into triangles and set aside.

Step 3

Heat one tablespoon oil in a wok, add onions and green capsicums and toss to glaze. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.Heat remaining oil in a wok. Add spring onions, ginger and green chillies and sauté.

Step 4

Add bean curd and toss. Add salt, soy sauce, sugar and half a teaspoon of five spice powder and toss.Add the glazed onions and green capsicums and toss once more.Add cornflour mixed in water and cook for a minute or two.

Step 5

Sprinkle a little five spice powder and serve hot.