Chili Tofu (no fry, vegan, lightened up, GF option)
Vegan, Lightened Up, Gluten-Free option
No-fry Chili Tofu is a spinoff of Chili Paneer. All the deliciousness minus the fat and calories. Chili Tofu is vegan and there is a gluten-free option.
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Appetizer, Main Course
for the Tofu Saute
Kashmiri chili powder
durum wheat flour (Indian atta)*
or all-purpose white flour
Water - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp water
for Cornstarch Slurry
for making Chili Tofu
dry red chilies
medium red onion
1 inch cubes
medium red bell pepper
1 inch cube
medium green bell pepper
1 inch cube
dark soy sauce*
or regular or gluten-free soy sauce
add cornstarch slurry
rice wine vinegar
add cooked tofu
Saute the Tofu
Make a paste with wheat durum flour (Indian atta), cornstarch, Kashmiri chili powder, salt, and water.
Squeeze out excess water from the tofu by wrapping it in a paper towel and placing a heavy pan over it. Add cubed tofu to the paste and coat it well.
Heat a nonstick wok ( I love Ballarini ) on medium heat, once hot, add oil.
Add the tofu, try and place the pieces slightly far apart so they don't stick together. Mine is a little close. Cook on one side for about 3 minutes.
Flip. Notice how the tofu gets crispy. Cook for about 4 minutes until the other side gets nice and crispy.
Prepare Chili Tofu - Work Quick
Chop the ginger and garlic. Cube the onion, red and green bell peppers into 1-inch cubes. Set aside the Cornstarch Slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch + 1/4 cup water).
Heat up the same wok on medium heat, once hot, add oil. Add ginger, garlic, and dry red chilies. Saute for 30 seconds.
Add the onion, red & green bell peppers. Saute for 1-minute max.
Now add ketchup.
Add dark soy sauce. For gluten-free, use gluten-free soy sauce/tamari.
Add the cornstarch slurry.
Stir fry for about 30 seconds. The sauce should slightly thicken and become glossy.
Add the crispy tofu. Stir for about 30 seconds.
Add rice wine vinegar.
Add scallions. Stir. Turn off the stove.
for Gluten-Free option: Use GF soy sauce or tamari. Skip the durum wheat flour and replace it with cornstarch instead.
Stir Fry, Tofu
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