Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tofu Veggie Stir Fry ~ Xiang Cuisine, Chinese Dish

Tofu Stir Fry
Tofu Veggie Stir Fry is a delicious bite you can snack on or combine it with white rice & call it a lunch or dinner. This Hunan Style stir fry dish is little oily, spicy & sure is very tasty. Hunan Cuisine of Xiang region is part of 8 chinese cuisines. It stands out from other cuisines because of it's spiciness, beautiful color & the aroma.
Tofu Veggie Stir Fry I'm sharing here is cooked in a fermented black bean sauce, but the recipe I followed simplified it by using tomato sauce. It was was a scrumptious snack for me on a happy friday evening. 
I was writing this post for the past two days as I was feeling very lazy & at the same time was busy with all the weekend errands. At last on sunday night I sat down to write the post while watching "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown - Shanghaicoincidentally. Ahah moment!!! Isn't it ??? 
Tofu Stir Fry

Prep Time - 10mins {Cutting & arranging}
Cooking Time - 20mins 
Serves - 2people
Adapted from here.
1/2Block tofu sliced as seen in picture {7oz}
1Onion thinly sliced
1Medium capsicum thinly sliced
1Carrot julienne
1Tbs grated ginger
2Garlic sliced
2Tbs peanut oil/vegetable oil
1/4Cup tomato sauce / Tomato paste
2Tsp sugar
1Tbs sesame oil
1/4Cup soya sauce
1Tsp chinese rice wine / Red wine vinegar
1Tsp red chili flakes
1/2Tsp salt
1Tbs sesame oil
- Remove tofu from water & let it rest on a kitchen towel or paper towel. Now slice it as shown in picture.
- Heat a wide non-stick pan with little sesame oil. Lay sliced tofu without touching each other. Crisp fry them on each side & keep aside.
- In a bowl mix red wine vinegar, chili flakes & keep aside.
- In another bowl tomato sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt & soya sauce.
- Heat pan with oil & first add in ginger, garlic & onion. Fry them on medium heat.
- Next add in bell pepper & carrots to pan. Stir fry them. Add in vinegar chili mix & mix in.
- Next add in fried tofu to pan. Add the tomato sauce mixture to pan & mix in well.
- Fry them on medium heat for 2 mins by stirring continuously.
- Switch off heat & garnish with scallions.
- Serve warm along with rice or fried rice or as a snack.
- Veggies should be crisp & not soft. So fry them just for few seconds.
- I used tomato paste in my dish & it turned out good.
- If you are using chinese hot red peppers then go with the recipe. If not make to 2tsp.
- I had red wine vinegar handy & used it.
- I used kikkoman sesame oil in the recipe.
Tofu Stir Fry
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  1. Omg, wish i get that plate of delicious tofu stir fry rite now, so tempting they are.

  2. The red color is vibrant and has spicy written all over it :) , though that color must be from tomato sauce. Either way, appetizing plate of tofu stir fry.

  3. It is very colorful and spicy too. Would go well with rice.

  4. Very interesting pictures...would love to grab them right now!

  5. Your clicks are tempting me to try this dish right away. Love the flavors in it -- will sure try this dish soon.

  6. The dish looks so vibrant! Good choice Sreevalli.

  7. wow such an healthy and tempting tofu stir fry , mouthwatering !!

  8. I love AB's show and get so many good ideas from it

  9. Stir fried tofu with veggies looks tempting.

  10. Wow what a vibrant and yum tofu. I love teh flavours in it.

  11. Wow what a vibrant and yum tofu. I love teh flavours in it.

  12. I am so glad I found your site! Your blog is absolutely gorgeous - the food and the photography.