Chilli Garlic Tofu

Chilli Garlic Tofu


Tofu pieces coated in a lip-smacking chilli garlic sauce. Chilli Garlic Tofu is a quick and delicious fusion vegan recipe that will have you reaching out for more.


  • 200 gms tofu
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1/2 capsicum diced
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds for garnish
  • As Required Oil for deep frying
  • For Marinade-
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp light soya sauce
  • For Sauce-
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onions
  • 1-2 chopped green chillies
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp green chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • For dusting-
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour


  1. To begin, cut the tofu into bite-sized pieces. If you are using silken tofu, soak it in warm water for at least 10-15 minutes so that it stiffens a bit. Or it might be difficult to handle.
  2. Marinate it with ginger garlic paste, salt, light soy sauce, and red chilli powder. Mix well and keep aside.
  3. Dice the tomato, capsicum, and onion. Remove the pulp from the tomato. Make sure the size of the vegetables is similar to the tofu.
  4. Mix together the all-purpose flour and cornflour for dusting in a large bowl. Add in the marinated tofu and mix until the pieces are well coated. Dust off the extra flour.
  5. Heat oil for deep frying. Fry the tofu pieces until golden. Remove and keep aside.
  6. To prepare the sauce, heat the sesame oil in a pan. Add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute for a minute.
  7. Add in the chopped onions and saute until translucent.Add in the green chillies and mix. Do not brown the onion.Add in the diced capsicum and the onion and mix well. Saute for a minute or two. Add in the diced tomato and mix.
  8. Add in the tomato puree, tomato sauce, light soy sauce, vinegar, and chilli sauce. Mix well.Make a slurry of 1 tbsp cornflour with 1 tbsp of water. Add it to the sauce and cook until it thickens.
  9. Add in the fried tofu pieces and mix until well coated. Add a bit of water as required if you find the consistency too thick.
  10. The Chilli Garlic Tofu is ready to serve. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve hot.