How to make Fried Tofu in Chilli Soy Sauce -

Fried tofu cooked in chilli soy sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Beancurd / tofu (टोफू), Green chillies (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Fried Tofu in Chilli Soy Sauce

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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.
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Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fried Tofu in Chilli Soy Sauce Recipe

  • Beancurd / tofu 200 grams

  • Green chillies 2

  • Bird’s eye chillies 2

  • Dark soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Red capsicum 1/4 medium

  • Green capsicum 1/4 medium

  • Garlic cloves 3-4

  • Shallots 7-8

  • Oil 1 tbsp + for deep-frying

  • Palm sugar 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Bean sprouts for garnishing


Step 1

Cut red and green capsicum into ½ inch pieces. Crush garlic. Slice shallots.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Roughly chop green chillies and bird’s eye chillies.

Step 4

To make chilli soy sauce, heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and shallots and sauté till translucent. Add dark soy sauce, palm sugar, salt and mix well. Let the sugar melt.

Step 5

Cut beancurd into thick slices.

Step 6

Deep-fry beancurd slices in hot oil till crisp and brown on both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Add green chillies and bird’s eye chillies to the sauce, add 2 tbsps water and mix well. Cook till the sauce thickens.

Step 8

Flash-fry capsicum pieces in the same hot oil. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 9

Cut fried beancurd into small cubes.

Step 10

Place fried beancurd cubes and capsicum pieces in a serving plate.

Step 11

Add vinegar to the sauce and mix well. Simmer for a minute.

Step 12

Pour the prepared sauce over the fried beancurd and capsicum, garnish with bean sprouts and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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