Chilli Tofu

 The soft tofu fried with Asian flavors is the best after-work/after-school snack you can have! The bonus is it is super quick to make!
 
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The latest issue of BBC Good Food India has arrived and it’s time to try something new from it. This particular recipe drew my attention for two reasons – one: I was never good at making tofu and two: the picture of this dish looked amazingly tempting and recipe seemed quite easy and quick. So I thought to serve it as a snack on Saturday evening. The pack of tofu was resting in my fridge for 3 to 4 days now and its high time to do something about it. So I must say – what an interesting coincidence! 
 
Crispy Fried Tofu
Chilli Tofu
 
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Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • Tofu – 200 gms
  • Refined flour (Maida) – for dusting
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Red chilli – 1
  • Shallots – 2 [Or medium onion -1]
  • Rice vinegar – 2 tbsp
  • Sesame oil – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Spring onions – 2 to garnish
Instructions
  1. Dust the tofu in flour.
  2. Heat oil in a wok until very hot, then fry the tofu until crisp. Take them out and keep on a tissue.
  3. Finely shred the ginger and red chilli.
  4. Chop the shallots/onion. Finely slice the spring onions.
  5. In the same wok, stir-fry the ginger, shallots, spring onions and red chilli for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Now add the rice vinegar and sesame oil.
  7. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  8. Add the fired tofu and stir well so that tofu pieces are well-coated with sauce.
  9. Serve hot as a starter or with rice.
  10. My note: I didn’t have spring onion at hand. So I skipped it and garnished my crispy tofu with chopped coriander leaves to add that green element and it tasted equally good!

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