Chilli Tofu

If you enjoy plenty of chillies, then this dish is for you. Batter fried tofu pieces topped with freshly made spicy chilli sauce. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chilli Tofu

Main Ingredients Fresh red chillies, Crushed red chillies
Cuisine Fusion
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 3 fresh red chillies, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chillies
  • 450 grams tofu, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons oil  + for deep-frying
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon green chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 7-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 stalk spring onion greens, diagonally sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a pan.
  2. Take tofu in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon cornstarch and mix lightly.
  3. Deep-fry tofu in hot oil. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. To prepare chilli sauce, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger, garlic and fresh red chillies and mix well. Add some water and mix well.
  5. Add green chilli sauce, soy sauce and crushed red chillies and mix well.
  6. Dissolve remaining cornstarch in some water to make a smooth slurry and add this to the pan. Mix well.
  7. Chop mint leaves and add alongwith spring onion greens, chopped coriander and mix well. Add salt, pepper powder, mix well and sauté for 30 seconds.
  8. Switch off heat, add vinegar and mix well.
  9. Place the tofu on a serving platter, drizzle the chilli sauce over and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1225
Carbohydrates 4.7
Protein 59.2
Fat 102.8
Other Fiber Iorn- 25.9mg