Tofu in Hot Garlic Sauce

Indian Chinese is loved by all of us who has frequented the Chinese Restaurants in India.
The irony is that it is rather difficult to relate an Indian Chinese food to actual Chinese food…
It picks the best of Indian flavor and Chinese flavor and the end result is fabulous.

The process of most Indian Chinese dishes may sound a bit lengthy, but once u have made one dish…u will know that it’s quite easy…and super tasty..

I adapted this recipe from Nita Mehta’s book on Indian Chinese cooking.

Firm Tofu- 100 gms
Oil for deep frying

For Batter
Corn flour 2 tbspn
All purpose Flour 1 tbspn
Soy sauce 1tspn
Ginger garlic Paste ½ tspn
Freshly ground pepper/Salt to taste

Garlic Sauce
Capsicum 1 small Cut in square pieces
Ginger garlic Paste 1 tspn
Chilly 1 Chopped finely
Sesame Oil 1 tbspn
Tomato sauce 1 tbspn
Chilli sause ½ tbspn
Soy Sauce 1 tspn
Freshly ground pepper/Salt to taste
Vinegar 1tspn

To prepare Ginger Garlic paste, take 2 cloves of Garlic and a small piece of Ginger in a blender and blend it for a few seconds. You can use the paste for the batter and the sauce.

Cut tofu in square cubes and dry it on a kitchen towel.
Mix together all ingredients for the batter , add in enough water and make a batter of thick coating consistency
Dip the tofu in batter and deep fry the tofu till both sides are lightly browned.
Let it dry on a tissue paper and set aside.

For the sauce, heat oil in a wok. Add in the Ginger garlic paste and the green chilies. Once the garlic paste starts to brown slightly, Switch off the flame.
Now add in the tomato, chili and Soy sauce, vinegar, freshly ground pepper and salt to taste.
Stir well and turn on the flame.
Add in the capsicum pieces and stir fry for a minute or two.
Add in ¼ cup water and a tablespoon on the batter left from the batter used for deep frying the tofu.
Stir for a minute, once the sauce start to thicken and switch off the flame.

Place the fried tofu in a serving bowl and just before serving add in the sauce.

Enjoy with a Fried Rice..

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