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Thai style stir fried tofu with basil

Stir fried tofu taste best when they are spiced up with Thai bird chillies and basil brings the flavour in them.
Course Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine Thai
Keyword Thai Basil Tofu Chilli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Sukanya Ghosh

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 box Firm tofu
  • 1 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Thai bird chillies, substitute with sambal olek ,adjust to your taste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1-2 tbsp Crushed peanuts
  • 1 Red bell peppers, diced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Dark soy sauce
  • Thai Basil, a large handful
  • 1 tsp White pepper
  • 1/4 cup Stock / water
  • Oil for stir frying as required
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • Seasoned sesame oil to drizzle

Recipe Instructions

  1. Cut the firm tofu into cubes, finely chopped the shallots, and minced the garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok and add the garlic, shallots and chilli paste (sambal olek) and saute them for few seconds.
  3. Add the crushed peanuts, red bell pepper and tofu. Stir fried them for 10- 15 seconds.
  4. Add the dark soy sauce, white pepper powder, fry for couple of seconds and add the water / stock.
  5. Stir fried them for couple of more minutes until the sauce thickens a bit.
  6. Adjust the seasonings, tear some basil leaves and add it to the wok.
  7. Wait until the basil wilted, drizzle some seasoned sesame oil over it and take it off the heat.
  8. Serve the stir fried tofu on a bed of steamed jasmine rice or enjoy it with noodles.
  9. Quick notes
  10. This dish meant to be hot, so if you are serving it with steamed rice, make it little extra hot to go with the neutral flavour of rice.

Recipe Notes

This is absolutely vegan recipe but you can always add some sliced chicken to it.