How to make Chilli Tofu -

Tofu cubes and capsicum tossed in spicy chilli sauce gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Tofu (टोफू), Green Capsicum (हरी शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chilli Tofu

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Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Tofu Recipe

  • Tofu 200 grams

  • Green Capsicum 1 large

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Olive oil 2 tablespo

  • Garlic crushed 12-15 cloves

  • Dark soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies sliced diagonally 4

  • Red chilli sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Water 1/2 cup

  • Spring onion greens 2 stalks

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Vegetable stock 1/2 cup

  • Vinegar 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Slice onion thickly. Cut capsicum into strips.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick wok, add onion and sauté on high heat. Add garlic and capsicum and continue to sauté. Cut tofu into small cubes and add to the wok.

Step 3

Add dark soy sauce, green chillies and red chilli sauce. Add cornflour to ½ cup water and mix well. Chop spring onion greens.

Step 4

Add salt, pepper powder and vegetable stock to the wok and mix everything well with a light hand. Add 2 tbsps of the cornflour mixture, mix lightly and cook till the mixture thickens. Add vinegar and mix.

Step 5

Take the wok off the heat and transfer the tofu into a serving dish. Drizzle a little olive oil on the spring onion greens and mix.

Step 6

Garnish the dish with this and serve hot.

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