Firm tofu cut into medium size cubes - 2 cups
( Place a heavy weight on top of the firm tofu slab for 20 minutes for extra water to drain out.Pat dry using a kitchen tissue and then cut into cubes)
Corn flour - 2 tbsp
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Salt & Pepper powder to taste
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1tsp
( Take a zip lock and add all the ingredients, put the tofu too and shake the bag till all the tofu pieces are well coated with the flour mixture.Deep fry or shallow fry in batches till golden brown on all sides and keep it aside, Save some fried oil to sauté the vegetables.)
Sliced onion - 1/2 cup
Sliced Red bell pepper - 1/2 cup
Chopped ginger and garlic - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 6
Cashew nuts - 15
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Tomato ketchup - 3 tbsp
Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Spring onions - a handful
Oil - 2 tbsp
( use the tofu fried oil)
Stock /Broth - as needed
( add only if you don't want a dry dragon tofu)
|Indo Chinese Dragon Tofu|
Heat oil in a pan add cashew nuts,red chilles,ginger and garlic,saute till color changes.
Add the onions and capsicum sauté in high flame for a minute. Reduce flame add the sauces,salt,sugar,red chilly powder and toss well.
Lastly add the fried tofu pieces quickly give a mix and switch off the stove.
Garnish with spring onions and serve hot with Fried rice.
a) Use dark soy sauce for this dish
b) Adjust the sauces and spices according to your taste.
c) If you don't want a dry mixture then add some stock/broth after adding the sauces.
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