Sweet and Sour Tofu by @thefoodietakesflight 🤤 A delicious tofu recipe that’s perfect with some rice!
Vegan Sweet and Sour Tofu
2 blocks extra firm tofu (around 240g each), sliced into 1 inch cubes
1 heaping tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt (for the tofu)
2 tbsp canola oil, for pan-frying
½ cup bell pepper, sliced into squares
1 onion, sliced into squares
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt, to taste
Sweet and Sour Sauce
4 tbsp tomato ketchup*
1 cup water
1/2 tbsp Sriracha, optional (just for the added spice!)
4 tbsp sugar (I used coconut sugar), adjust according to desired sweetness
3 tbsp distilled white vinegar
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch diluted in 3 tbsp water
Dry the tofu. I wrap the tofu in towels and place a plate on top of it until excess liquid is absorbed by the towels. You can also opt to use a tofu press. Once dry, cut into cubes.
Sprinkle the salt on the tofu cubes then add the cornstarch. Coat the tofu well.
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the sauce except the cornstarch and water.
In a pan, heat around 1 1/2 tbsp of oil and then fry the tofu cubes until crisp and golden. You will need to turn around the tofu cubes to get them crisp on all sides.
Take out the tofu from the pan. Add some oil then sauté the onion and bell peppers until tender.
Add in the sauce mix into the pan. Once it boils, lower heat and pour in the cornstarch mixture. Mix until thick.
Add in the cooked tofu and mix well. Leave to cook for 2-3 minutes. Season with some salt, to taste. Turn off heat then garnish with some cilantro and sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy while hot!
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