Friday, 21 September 2012

Kung Pao Tofu

Hi All ......
Tofu cooked along with vegetables, peanuts or cashew nuts. Its a substitute of paneer which is rich in protein and has low calorie count. 


  • 1 pack of tofu 
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp broken cashew nuts
  • 3-4 dried red chilies (broken into bits)
  • 1 onion (cut into cubes)
  • 1 capsicum (cut into cubes)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1" grated ginger
  • 2 gloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 spring onion (finally chopped)
For the sauce:
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce 
  • 1 tsp cornflour mix in 1/2 water
For the marination:
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp white wine (if you don't have wine or you don't want to use any wine you can mix 2 tbsp of apple juice and 1 tbsp of vinegar)
  • Salt 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  1. Wash and clean tofu with fresh water, pat dry it.
  2. Cut the chicken tofu into small cubes and marinate with the ingredients above for 1hr.
  3. Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and keep it aside.
  4. Sprinkle little cornflour on tofu.... stir-fry the marinated tofu until its half cooked. Take them out and keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil in a non-stick kadhai, add onions. Saute for few seconds.
  6. Add in the ginger and garlic. Then add dried red chilies.
  7. Add capsicum and cook on high heat for 1-2 mins.
  8. Add the roasted peanuts, stir for few mins.
  9. Add in the sauce and stir continuously. Bring a boil.
  10. Add cornflour mixture and keep stirring till gravy becomes thick.
  11. Add tofu pieces and mix gently.
  12. Serve hot with steamed rice or fried rice.
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Anonymous said...

It looks really inviting. Thanks for linking :)

Unknown said...

Healthy yummy recipe.....

Unknown said...

Nice and yummy Recipe thanks for sharing Shruti...

Vimitha Durai said...

would be perfect for fried rice. yum...

preeti garg said...

Awesome recipe thanks for linking with my events.......

Divya A said...

What a yummilicious recipe Shruti..Looks so appealing and sounds yum too :)
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Unknown said...

Looks yum!
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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks all for lovely comments :-) they always boost me up !!!!