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Kung Pao Tofu Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Kung Pao Tofu Recipe

Kung pao tofu is a vegan variation of the popular Chinese dish, made with stir-fried tofu & vegetables tossed in a sweet and savory sauce.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 3
Category Main Course
Cuisine Chinese

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g

Ingredients For Kung Pao Tofu Recipe
  

For the sauce

  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Paste (Sambal Olek) or Sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

For the stir fry

  • 1 Block (400 gm) Extra Firm Pressed Tofu
  • 1 Small Red Onion
  • 2-3 Green Onions
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Ginger
  • 4-5 Mini Sweet Peppers
  • 1 Head Celery
  • 2 Cups Broccoli Florets
  • 8-10 Toasted Cashew Nuts
  • 2-3 Dried Red Chili
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Kung Pao Tofu Recipe
 

  • Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, brown sugar and cornstarch in a mixing bowl to make the kung pao sauce.
    3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce, 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar, 1 Tablespoon Chili Paste (Sambal Olek) or Sriracha, 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
    Kung Pao Tofu Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Pat dry the pressed tofu with paper towel and dice it into cubes. Then add it to a wok or pan with 1 tablespoon hot oil.
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  • Cook the tofu for 3-4 minutes on medium height heat till lightly browned.
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  • Add 2 more tablespoons of oil along with minced ginger, garlic as well as diced onions and spring onions to the pan and saute for a minute.
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  • Then add sliced sweet peppers and diced celery.
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  • Also add broccoli florets to the wok.
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  • Add dried red chilis as per your desired heat level.
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  • Stir together and cook for 5 mins. Then add the kung pao sauce prepared earlier.
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  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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  • Add in the toasted cashew nuts to the stir fry. Stir together and cook for 2 mins till the sauce has reduced.
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  • Kung Pao Tofu is ready. Serve it hot along with brown rice or jasmine rice.
    Kung Pao Tofu Recipe Step By Step Instructions