Stir-Fry Recipe: How To Make Spicy Chilli Tofu At Home?
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This saucy, succulent, vegan and spicy Chilli Tofu is based on an Indo-Chinese recipe and is flavoured with ginger, tamarind, coriander, cumin and garlic, giving it the ideal mixture of the two unique cuisines. You can either serve with pancakes or rice for a tasty dinner. This is a saucy, tangy mixture of Chinese herbs, Indian seasonings, and the star is the tofu, usually sold in blocks like the paneer. Here is the step by step recipe for chilli tofu.

Indo-Chinese cuisine

Indo-Chinese cuisine, also known as Desi Chinese, is broadly accepted in India. The sweet, sour and spicy flavours make Indo-Chinese food delicious.


  1. Recipe Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
  2. For how many people: 2 - 4
  3. Time: 15 to 30 minutes
  4. Meal Type: Vegan, Party

Ingredients needed to make Chili Tofu

  • 200 grams tofu 
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic 
  • 1 whole red chilli
  • 1 thick green chilli (cut into pieces)
  • 1/2 capsicum (cut into pieces) 
  • 1/2 small bowl chilli sauce
  • 1/2 small bowl tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

How to make chilli tofu?

  1. First, mix the tofu and cornflour in a bowl.  
  2. Place a pan on low flame and put oil in it to heat. 
  3. When the oil is hot, fry the tofu in it till it becomes light golden. If the tofu is fried, then turn off the flame. 
  4. Now again, keep the oil in the pan for heating. 
  5. Once the oil is hot, add red chilli, garlic and green chilli to fry.
  6. After that, add capsicum and fry and then add chilli sauce, tomato sauce on top. 
  7. Now add fried tofu to it and mix it well.

Chili Tofu is ready. Either serve it as a snack or starter for your meal.