Chinese Stir Fried Tofu
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 4 servings
  • Tofu – 200 gms
  • Corn flour – 2 tbsp
  • Broccoli – 1 small head, cut into small florets
  • Carrots – 1, medium, cut into thin long strips
  • Bell peppers – 2 small, cut into thin long strips
  • Scallion / green onion – 5 to 6, only the green part, chopped into small pieces
  • Vegetable oil – 4 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
Stir-fry Sauce:
  • Soy sauce – ¼ cup
  • Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste – ½ tbsp
  • Brown sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Paprika – 1 tbsp, sliced
  1. Cut tofu into 1-inch cubes. Take them in a bowl and add the corn flour to it. Stir the tofu cubes with a spatula to coat them all over with corn flour. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the stir-fry sauce by whisking together soy sauce, ginger paste, garlic paste, brown sugar, vinegar, paprika and half of the scallion greens in a bowl. Set it aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok. Add the coated tofu cubes and sauté them until golden all over, about 5 minutes on medium-high heat. Take them out and set aside.
  4. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the wok and throw in the broccoli florets and carrot juliennes. Stir-fry them on high heat for couple of minutes. Season them with salt to taste. (Go little light on salt as soy sauce itself is quite salty.)
  5. Next add the assorted bell pepper juliennes. Stir-fry them on high heat for couple of minutes more.
  6. Next pour in the stir-fry sauce and continue stirring on high. Tip in the fried tofu cubes and stir well to coat everything with the sauce thoroughly. Continue stir-frying them until all the liquid is absorbed and coats all the veggies and tofu.
  7. Finally sprinkle remaining scallion greens and sesame seeds. Serve the warm Chinese stir fried tofu on a bed of white sticky rice. Enjoy!
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