How to make Hunan Style Tofu

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Tofu (टोफू), Red bell pepper (लाल शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Hunan Style Tofu

Hunan Style Tofu Recipe Card


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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Hunan Style Tofu Recipe

  • Tofu cut into cubes (fresh) 120 grams

  • Red bell pepper diced 25 grams

  • Onion sliced 25 grams

  • Cashewnuts fried and broked 15 grams

  • Ginger sliced 10 grams

  • Red chilli paste 10 grams

  • Seasoning 5 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 5 grams

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 15 grams

  • Dark soy sauce 10 grams

  • Chilli oil 1 gram

  • Red chilli broken 10 grams

  • Refined oil 10 grams


Step 1

Heat oil in a wok. Add ginger, red chilli paste, vegetable and sauté for a min.

Step 2

Add oyster sauce, red chilli paste, stock, seasoning, sugar, white pepper , dark soy and cornflour and adjust the gravy.

Step 3

Add tofu and fried nuts.

Step 4

Finish with garlic oil and serve hot.

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