Schezwan Tofu is a variation of Schezwan paneer prepared using schezwan sauce. Easy to prepare dish in minutes. Healthy and protein rich preparation as Tofu is rich in protein. Tofu in spicy sauce tastes absolutely delicious. Bright vibrant coloured spicy sauce with garlic flavour and with the juicy tasty tofu cubes.

If you have the szechuan sauce prepared at your home it is easy to prepare in no time. Simple yet delicious gravy. You can reduce the sauce well till the sauce coats well to the paneer and can be serves as a semi thick gravy too.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15  minutes
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves- 3-4

Fried Tofu:
Tofu, Extra firm- 250 grams (1/2 packet)
All purpose flout- 1 tablespoon
Corn flour- 1/2 tablespoon
Pepper- pinch
Salt- to taste
Oil- to deep fry

To make Szechuan Tofu:
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Onion, cubed-1
Garlic, chopped- 3 cloves
Capsicum, cubed-1
Szechuan sauce- 1 tablespoon (use according to your spice level)
Soya sauce- 2 teaspoon
Salt- to taste
Sugar- 1/2 teaspoon
Water- 1 cup
Corn flour-2 teaspoon

Szechuan Tofu

  • Take the tofu cubes and corn flour and all purpose flour  with a pinch of pepper and slat in a flat plate and roll well to coat the tofu well in the flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the tofu till crisp on outside and set aside.
  • In a broad pan or wok add oil and put the chopped onion, garlic and cook till soft for about a minute. 
  • Then add the capsicum and cook till the blisters starts to appear.
  • Now add the salt, sugar, szechuan sauce, soya sauce and a cup of water. 
  • Mix well to combine all the sauces well in the water and bring it to boil.
  • Once it starts to boil mix the corn flour with 1/4 cup of water and pour  the slurry into the sauce and allow to simmer on low flame.
  • Once the sauce thicken and got the shinning add the fried tofu cubes and mix well. Check for salt and balance the taste with salt or sugar.
  • Add some chopped spring onion and switch off the gas. 
Schezwan Tofu