How to make Chilli Tofu -

If you enjoy plenty of chillies, then this dish is for you.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh red chillies (ताज़ी लाल मिर्च ), Crushed red chillies (कुटी हुई लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Aloo Ka Chokha Lauki Aloo Matar Chole Hare Chane Aur Paneer Ki Sabzi

Chilli Tofu

Chilli Tofu Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Tofu Recipe

  • Fresh red chillies sliced 3

  • Crushed red chillies 1 teaspoon

  • Tofu cut into 2 inch pieces 450 grams

  • Cornstarch 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons + for deep-frying

  • Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chilli sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint leaves 7-8

  • Spring onion greens diagonally sliced 1 stalk

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a pan.

Step 2

Take tofu in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon cornstarch and mix lightly.

Step 3

Deep-fry tofu in hot oil. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

To prepare chilli sauce, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger, garlic and fresh red chillies and mix well. Add some water and mix well.

Step 5

Add green chilli sauce, soy sauce and crushed red chillies and mix well.

Step 6

Dissolve remaining cornstarch in some water to make a smooth slurry and add this to the pan. Mix well.

Step 7

Chop mint leaves and add alongwith spring onion greens, chopped coriander and mix well. Add salt, pepper powder, mix well and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 8

Switch off heat, add vinegar and mix well.

Step 9

Place the tofu on a serving platter, drizzle the chilli sauce over and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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