How to Make Spicy Garlic Soy Tofu in 10 minutes

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  • Tofu – 500 Grams (Extra firm) (Chopped to bite size cube pieces)
  • Garlic – 7-8 cloves (don’t peel the skin)
  • Ginger – 2 inch
  • Dry red chillies – 8-10
  • White sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Soy sauce – 2 tsp
  • Sesame oil – 2 tbsp
  • Pepper powder (or crushed pepper) – 1 tsp
  • Chopped Green onions – to garnish


  1. Place the chilis, Ginger, sesame seeds,salt and garlic (with skin) in a blender and pulse it for 3-4 times. It should not be a smooth paste and it should turn into a coarse paste.
  2. Heat oil in pan in medium to low heat, add the spice mix and fry for 30 seconds and add then add the soy sauce, pepper powder and tofu cubes.
  3. Toss well for the spices and soy sauce to coat the tofu well. Fry for 2 minutes or so, till the tofu turns slightly golden and crispy on the outside.
  4. Garnish with chopped green onions or sesame seeds.


  1. You can even fry tofu and add this to the spice mixture if you want it very crispy.
  2. You can skip the ginger if you do not like it.
  3. You can use paneer, baby corn for the same recipe.
  4. If you can’t take this spicy tofu, use 4-5 chillies.

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