Friday, January 29, 2021

Crispy Mongolian Tofu Stir Fry

I just love to use tofu in South Asian dishes except Indian so always looking for new ways to make it and this was always on mind ,its a very famous dish with Beef, which for vegetarian turned in to Tofu. As name suggested its Mongolian but its originated from Taiwan. These tofu is very firm and I made it crispy in very little oil but you can always shallow fried it and then coat with sweet and savory sauce. 

It perfectly goes with plain white rice but I was on the mood for rice noodles so I top it of my noodles with this tofu. This sauce is not spicy but If you want you can add more sambal sauce

For Tofu : 

1 block of Extra firm tofu, pressed and cut in pieces
2 tbsp. corn starch
Salt and pepper as per taste

For Sauce : 

1 tbsp.  each chopped ginger and garlic
1 green chili chopped
1 tbsp. Agave / maple syrup / Brown sugar - I have used Agave
2 tbsp. Dark soy sauce
2 tbsp. Sambal chili sauce
1 tsp Vinegar
2-3 dry red chili

Vegetables :

1 chopped orange pepper or any color pepper
1 onion cut in cubes
few broccoli florets - blanched
Oil for tofu and 1 tbsp., oil for sauce
Boiled Rice noodles to serve

Method : 

By Pressing tofu between paper or kitchen towel take out water, make sure its dry. 

cut tofu in pieces and coat it with corn starch and salt and pepper. 

In a pan, add little oil and when its hot, cook tofu from all the sides till its crispy. 

Remove it in a plate.

In a bowl. add agave, soy sauce, sambal, vinegar and mix it. 

Heat the same pan again with one tbsp. of oil.

When its hot, add freshly chopped ginger garlic and saute for few seconds till you get the nice aroma.

Add red and green chili in it. 

Add vegetables and cook on high flame for 1 minute. 

Add tofu and mix it with vegetables and cook for one more minute. 

Add sauce mix and again mix it so its nicely coated. 

If you want gravy, then add water as needed and then add corn starch and water slurry to make it thick but for me the way sauce was its fine so I didn't do it. 

If you want it make it fancy, sprinkle sesame seeds and green onions and served it hot with white rice , for me it was rice noodles. 

1 comment:

  1. Mongolian tofu stir-fry looks very inviting, love the beautiful colors, love the idea of sprinkling sesame seeds, must oomph the look of the dish, i personally love the crunch of the sesame.


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