Kung Pao Tofu With Vegetables Recipe

Side dish that combines tofu, pumpkin, bell peppers in a saucy preparation to serve as a side dish with brown rice or noodles

Archana Doshi
Kung Pao Tofu With Vegetables Recipe
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Kung Pao Tofu is a traditional chinese dish that is stir fry made into a spicy sauce combined with peanuts, vegetables, tofu and chilli peppers. Although the dish is found throughout China, I believe there are regional variations of this dish that is typically less spicy than the Sichuan. The combination of stir fried vegetables along with the nutrition and protein packed Tofu makes this dish wholesome and delicious when served along with brown rice.  I have made modifications to add some pumpkin and red peppers, to make it more wholesome.

Serve Kung Pao Tofu With Vegetables Recipe with brown rice or Sticky Rice Recipe along with Cherry Tomato and Orange Salad Recipe and Toffee Banana Recipe for a complete weekend meal with family and friends.

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Cuisine: Chinese
Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 200 grams Tofu , cut into cubes
  • 200 grams Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin) , cubed
  • 1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , thinly sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic , grated
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 2 Spring Onion Greens , along with the lead, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali) , coarsely pounded
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , coarsely pounded
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon Sweet and Spicy Red Chilli Sauce (Tomato Chilli Sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil

How to make Kung Pao Tofu With Vegetables Recipe

  1. To begin making the Kung Pao Tofu with Vegetable; we will first do a little bit of prep work. Get all the ingredients ready, vegetables cut into desired shapes and keep aside.

  2. We will prepare Kung Pao Sauce; to do that in a bowl, add in the corn flour (starch), 1 cup of water, soy sauce, chilli sauce, salt, peanuts, coarsely ground black pepper. Mix well and keep aside. 

  3. Next we will stir fry the vegetables in a wok; heat the sesame oil in a wok on medium high heat; add in the ginger, garlic, green and red peppers, spring onions and pumpkin.

  4. Sprinkle some salt and stir fry on medium high until the pumpkin is tender and cooked. Once the pumpkin is cooked, add in the tofu and the prepared Kung Pao Sauce.

  5. Keep stirring the sauce with the vegetables, until you notice the sauce is thickening. Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  6. Give the Kung Pao with Tofu and Vegetables a quick boil and switch off.

  7. Serve Kung Pao Tofu With Vegetables Recipe with brown rice or Sticky Rice Recipe along with Cherry Tomato and Orange Salad Recipe and Toffee Banana Recipe for a complete weekend meal with family and friends.

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