Friday, October 22, 2010

Tofu in Sichuan Sauce

Chinese food at home and from scratch? Sounds good isn't it?
It is easy to cook Chinese food if you have the ready made sauces. But, if you can make the sauce at home from the most common ingredients, what's better than that.

I follow this recipe for the Sichuan Sauce. It is simple, can be made with the readily available ingredients and most importantly can be prepared in 5 minutes.

I usually use paneer( Indian Cottage Cheese) with it and make Sichuan Paneer. This time I used fried tofu in the sauce. I followed the recipe for the sauce exactly as mentioned in the above link. I just doubled the quantity so that is is sufficient for one pack of tofu.

Sichuan Tofu


  • Tofu firm style: 1 pack
  • Green onions: 4
  • Crushed Red Pepper: 1 tsp

For the sauce:

  • Chicken Broth : 6 tbsp
  • Tomato Paste: 2 tbsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar: 4 tsp
  • Sugar: 2 tsp
  • Soy sauce: 2 tsp
  • Sesame Oil: 1 tsp
  • Corn Starch/Corn Flour: 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed Red Pepper: 1 tsp


  1. Dice the firm style tofu in to small cubes and deep fry them in oil until they turn brown.
  2. Set the tofu aside and prepare the sauce.
  3. To prepare the sauce, mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Now add the fired tofu to a large bowl and add pour the sauce on the tofu and leave for few minutes to let the tofu soak in the sauce.
  5. Garnish with finely chopped green onions and crushed red pepper.
  6. Serve hot with white or brown steamed rice or with Chinese style vegetable fried rice.


Soma said...

This sounds wonderful. I adore the flavors of sesame oil. Some with brown rice please...

Satrupa said...

Thank you very much for the support, luv and encouragement. That is the catalyst to keep me motivated. I luv ur space too ....... nice recipes

Honey said...

This looks amazing... I'm so gonna try it out.
Love it!
Thanks for posting.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

This looks wonderful! I can't wait to make it for my tofu-loving four-year-old.

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