Thursday, 28 March 2013

Pepper Tofu

Tofu is used in our house quite often. When I first moved to US, I used to hate the slimy tofu. But over the years I have learnt to love it. This dish though will win the heart of even the most ardent tofu hater.

Ingredients (Serves 5-6)

Tofu 2 blocks
Red Pepper 1
Green Pepper 1
Onion 1
Soy sauce 2 tbsp
Tomato sauce 4 tbsp
Pepper powder 1.5 tsp
Garlic 2 pods
Ginger 1 inch piece
Corn flour 2 tsp
Whole Pepper 2 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Drain water out of the tofu. Place it in a paper towel and keep it like that for 15 minutes to drain off any excess water. If tofu does not come in a water pack you can skip this step. Cut the tofu into small pieces.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the tofu pieces and fry till it is browned on all sides. Keep aside.

3. Heat some oil if needed. Add the chopped ginger and garlic.

4. Add chopped onions (cut into squares).

5. After a couple of minutes, add the peppers (cubed again).. Saute for a couple more minutes till it wilts a little, but still has it crunchiness.

6. Add the fried tofu, mix well.

7. Now add the soy sauce, tomato sauce and corn flour mixed with a little water.

8. Add the pepper powder and coarsely crushed pepper. Add some salt. Remember sauces have salt it. So adjust accordingly.

9. Switch off after a couple of minutes.

Linking this to the Spring Event hosted by Radhika and Anusha.


  1. Can turn tofu hater into lover. Looks spicy yummy!


  2. the board! and i have a block of tofu( whistles) and i know what to make

  3. Its soooo yummy..

  4. A fabulous starter, very tempting and droolworthy;