Sichuan Style Vegetarian Mapo Doufu ( Tofu In Spicy And Bean Sauce)

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Sichuan Style Vegetarian Mapo Doufu ( Tofu In Spicy And Bean Sauce)
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Sichuan Style Mapo Doufu ( Tofu In Spicy And Bean Sauce) is a spicy bean-based sauce which is a very popular Chinese dish made in the Sichuan province. Typically the tofu is immersed in a thin, oily and spicy based Sichuan sauce. It is then flavored with black bean paste. Traditionally the dish is made with minced meat like pork or beef.

The word "Mapo" comes from a Chinese word in which "Ma" means "Pockmark" and "Po" is a part of the word derived from "PoPo" referring to "Grandma". So, therefore, the dish was introduced by a grandma whose face was pockmarked.

In this recipe we have made the vegetarian version, you can also use other ingredients such as chestnuts and onions.

Serve your tasty and spicy Sichuan Style Mapo Doufu ( Tofu In Spicy And Bean Sauce) along with Dan Dan Noodles to make it a wholesome meal.

If you are looking for more Tofu Recipes here are some:

  1. Tofu & Capsicum Paratha Recipe (Stuffed Tofu Flatbread)
  2. Smoked Tofu and Grilled Vegetable Salad Recipe
  3. Asian Style Tofu in Spicy Orange Sauce Recipe

Equipment used : mixing bowl and heavy bottomed pan

#In Association With Fresh Menu

Cuisine: Sichuan
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 100 grams Button mushrooms , chopped finely
  • 200 grams Tofu
  • 2 tablespoons Bean Paste
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Spring Onion (Bulb & Greens) , finely chopped
  • For the sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns , finely ground
  • 1 tablespoon Corn flour
  • Salt , to taste
  • Black pepper powder , for seasoning

How to make Sichuan Style Vegetarian Mapo Doufu ( Tofu In Spicy And Bean Sauce)

  1. We begin making the Sichuan Style Mapo Doufu ( Tofu In Spicy And Bean Sauce) by prepping all the ingredients needed for the recipes.

  2. In a mixing bowl, add ingredients for the sauce and mix it with 1/2 cup water and keep it aside.

  3. Heat a heavy bottomed pan with oil, add ginger, garlic spring onions,mushroom, saute till all the water evaporates and becomes dry.

  4. Once done add the bean paste and the tofu and saute for few minutes.

  5. Then add the sauce mixture slowly into the pan and keep mixing it and bring it to a boil. Check for seasonings. Once it thickens little, switch off the heat.

  6. Serve your tasty and spicy Sichuan Style Mapo Doufu ( Tofu In Spicy And Bean Sauce) along with Dan Dan Noodles to make it a wholesome meal.

Sichuan Style Vegetarian Mapo Doufu ( Tofu In Spicy And Bean Sauce) is part of the The East Asian Recipe Contest With FreshMenu

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