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Hot and Sweet Tofu

Shallow fried tofu is coated with a wonderful hot and sweet sauce .Easy and delicious Tofu recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indo Chinese
Servings 4


  • 14 Oz Tofu (Extra Firm)
  • ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1+1 Tsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Starch

For Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha/Schezwan Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Chilli Paste(You can always reduce or increase the quantity)
  • 1+1 Tbsp Brown Sugar/Maple Syrup(you can always reduce or increase the quantity)
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic(Finely)
  • ½ Tbsp Chopped Fresh Green Chilli
  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 5-6 2 inch long sticks Green Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds(optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch


  • Cover tofu with 2-3 layers of paper towel and press it with a pan .(do not use very heavy object ,tofu can break easily)
  • Cut it into square pieces .
  • Coat it with the oil(1 tsp).Mix garlic powder ,salt ,and pepper .Mix it nicely.
  • Now add corn starch with tofu .It will be just enough to coat tofu lightly .
  • Take a pan .Add oil to it .
  • Shallow fry tofu in it.
  • You can air fry tofu on 370 f for 7-8 minutes if you want .You can bake as well .Sometimes people just want to use tofu ,without any coating ,that is also fine. Do not use corn flour in that case.
  • When it looks little crispy remove it in a plate .It depends on your personal preference.
  • Take a bowl .Mix Soy Sauce .brown sugar, chilli paste ,sriracha together .Whisk it
  • Take a pan /Wok.
  • Add oil to it.
  • Add chopped Garlic and Chopped chilli to it .When they look light brown add green onion to it .Saute once and add our mixed sauce to it.
  • Stir it carefully and add water mixed with Corn starch. Stir it for 2-3 minute till the sauce starts bubbling .
  • When it starts thickening add tofu to it. Coat tofu with sauce nicely.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion and serve.
  • Goes well with white rice ,steamed vegetables even Naan bread.
  • Enjoy.

Making of Chilli Paste

  • Soak 6-7 dry red chillies into hot water for 15 minutes .Remove the seeds before soaking.
  • Add vinegar and make a paste .Your chilli paste is ready to use.

Important Recipe Notes.

  • If you do not prefer eating very spicy food ,you can reduce the quantity of Chilli Sauce and Sri Racha Sauce to 1 tbsp each. .Accordingly reduce the brown sugar and maple syrup to 1 tbsp in total .You can also use honey in the place of brown sugar.