Pan Fried Tofu and Broccoli with Chili Sauce
"Crispy pan-fried tofu and tender broccoli coated in a spicy chili sauce. Serve with rice for a quick & easy healthy plant-based meal!"
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This crispy pan-fried tofu is served with tender broccoli in a spicy chili sauce. Serve this flavorful dish with rice for a quick and satisfying meal.

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Prep time 30mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 1 (14 ounce) block firm tofu, pressed
  • 2 tablespoons neutral cooking oil
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 1/ 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1 1/ 2 tablespoons chili bean sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/ 2 cup kombu dashi
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • Step 1

    Press the tofu to get rid of excess water. Pat dry and cut to desired size/shape. Heat half of the cooking oil in a pan. Fry tofu until crisp and golden on all sides, turning as needed. Remove from pan and set aside when done.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, steam broccoli until crisp-tender. You will be cooking it a bit more in the sauce later, so you don't want it to be too soft yet. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Mix together corn starch and water to make a slurry and set aside.

  • Step 4

    Prepare the chili sauce by combining remaining cooking oil, garlic, ginger, chili bean sauce, and ketchup in the pan over low heat. Add in a little water as needed to thin the sauce. Stir constantly.

  • Step 5

    Once fragrant, add in dashi, sake, and sugar. Simmer for a few minutes, then add tofu, broccoli, and green onions. Stir to coat. Give the corn starch slurry a quick mix and add to the pan. Continue stirring until the sauce has thickened, then turn off the heat.

  • Step 6

    Taste and add salt/pepper if needed. Drizzle sesame oil and rice vinegar on top.