Five Spice Tofu

Delicious silken tofu and green capsicums flavoured with five spice. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Five Spice Tofu
Main Ingredients Tofu, Green capsicum
Cuisine Chinese
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Five Spice Tofu

  • 200 grams Tofu silken
  • 2 medium Green capsicum
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 4 Cinnamon one inch sticks
  • 1/2 inch piece Dry ginger
  • 15-20 Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sichuan peppers
  • 1/2 Star anise
  • 2 medium Onions


  1. Grind fennel seeds, cinnamon, dry ginger, black peppercorns, Sichuan peppers and star anise to a powder. This is five spice powder.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  5. Sprinkle a little five spice powder and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 234.4
Carbohydrates 31.185
Protein 5.45
Fat 12.04
Other Fiber 2.19