Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Kung Pao Tofu/Vegan Kung Po Tofu

Kung Pao is also known as Gong Bao or Kung Po is a succulent spicy stir fry made especially with chicken, peanuts, with loads of vegetables and chilly peppers. This dish is a classical dish of Sichuan cuisine which is one of the prominent cuisine of China originated in Sichuan province of South Western China . Coming to Kung Pao dish, this dish calls always for chicken or seafoods, though many variations exists and my today's recipe calls for the vegan cheese aka Tofu. This kung pao dish is served almost everywhere China,however many regions of china give their own versions depending upon the spicy level. Usually Kung Pao stir fries calls for spiciness, the popular Sichuan peppers are used to bring the spice level in this dish.

Kung Pao Tofu, Vegan Kung Pao

The name of this dish is believed to be named after Ding Baozhen, the governor of Sichuan province. Kung pao is literally names as Palace Guardian.If you would have went through my yesterday's post, you might have noticed that am running this week's blogging marathon with Chinese dish you can make at home as theme. After a dangerously addictive fried Chinese breadsticks, i couldnt resist to post this famous Kung Pao stir fry with tofu cubes. This stir fry served along with hot steaming rice, makes an excellent meal and we just enjoyed thoroughly our lunch. If you are a meat lover or a seafood lover, prepare this same dish and replace the tofu with your favourite meat or seafood.

Kung Po Tofu, Vegan Kung Pao Tofu

Recipe Source: China Sichuan Food
2cups Extra firm tofu (cubed)
1cup Green Bell pepper (sliced)
1/4cup Scallion (chopped)
3nos Garlic cloves (minced)
1tbsp Ginger (sliced)
Oil for deep frying
Roasted Peanuts (as per need)
2nos Dry red chillies

Stir-fry sauce:
1tbsp Light Soya sauce
2tbsp Dark soya sauce
2tsp Sugar
1tsp Cornstarch
2tsp Black vinegar
1tbsp Sesame oil
1tbsp Water

Deep fry or shallow fry the cubed tofu until they turns golden brown, drain them from oil and keep aside.

Meanwhile, take the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl, mix and keep aside.

Heat the oil, sauté the ginger, garlic, dry chillies until a nice aroma comes from. Add the scallions and stir fry for a while.

Add the fried tofu, sliced bellpepper and stir fry until the pepper becomes soft.

Vegan Kung Pao Tofu

Now add the sauce to pan, mix well, add the roasted peanuts now, and cook until the stir fry turns thick.Put off the stove.

Serve immediately with rice.

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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting read and a flavourful dish . The sauce sounds tempting .

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

This tofu stir fry looks wonderful Priya..

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good Priya, I have a version made with chicken in this name..:)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Vegan kung pao looks good. Nice one.

Smruti Ashar said... Reply To This Comment

I LOVE tofu in anything. This Kung Pao looks super inviting and delicious :)

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Vegan kung pao tofu looks yummy.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

My husband loves this version!

veena said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very appetising!!!

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Looks colorful and yum.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely love tofu and can eat it any day. This is one of my favorite dish.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That is such a delicious looking tofu and peppers.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

believe it or not even though this is one of the most popular chinese take out dishes, I have never had it but that sauce sounds awesome..although I would definitely have it with meat as I dont like tofu

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

That sounds delicious da!! I might try with paneer, people at home run at the name of tofu!! :)