Tofu in Black Bean Sauce

"I cannot even begin to tell you how lip smacking delicious this dish is. You can very easily overeat so apologies for that! It is best eaten as soon as you are ready to eat as it may get a bit soft if you leave it for too long. However that does not diminish its taste at all."
-- @sarchakra
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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 3

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  • 14 ounces organic extra firm tofu
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp oil for pan frying
  • 1 tbsp black bean paste
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 6 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • chopped for garnish spring onions
  • for garnish basil
  • for garnish roasted peanuts


  • Step 1

    Squeeze out all the water from the tofu. Cut tofu into rectangular slices.

  • Step 2

    Season potato starch with salt and coarse black pepper. Roll tofu slices in seasoned potato starch.

  • Step 3

    Heat oil in a non stick pan. Fry tofu in the oil till crispy on one side. Turn the other side and repeat the same. Keep aside.

  • Step 4

    Drain out all the oil expect 1 tbsp. Sauté chopped garlic. Add black bean paste mixed with a little bit of water. Add in sriracha sauce.

  • Step 5

    Add in the sautéd tofu. Give a quick stir and turn the heat off.

  • Step 6

    Garnish with chopped spring onions and basil. Top with crushed roasted peanuts.

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