Recipe: Fried Tofu in ginger

Quick and easy-to-make fried Tofu in ginger that is not only delicious, but also healthy and vegetarian.

Recipe ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. ginger, grated
  • 1 1/2 cup Tofu, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. Soya sauce
  • Garnish of choice – Cilantro, Dill, Lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chop your ingredients

Firm Soy Tofu cut into 1 cm thick slices

Heat peanut oil and stir fry green onions, ginger and garlic.

Add Tofu and fry for few minutes. Then add Soya sauce and turn down the heat

Fry to desired level, flip, remove and soak excess oil with a tissue paper


Sprinkle some salt and fresh ground pepper and squeeze some lemon. Add garnish (I used Coriander, Dill and Tomato.) I like my stuff deep fried (as you can see.) Since there was some extra oil in the pan, I friend some almonds and spinach in it. I love fried almonds. I also had some red kidney beans (rajmah from yesterday), Rye bread and lemon tea. That was my dinner for last night. ;-)

Give it a try, and let me know how it worked for you. :)

42 thoughts on “Recipe: Fried Tofu in ginger

    • Ohmygod! Gauri! Don’t embarrass me in public on my own website!! he he he! But if you have to know, it was due to excessive eating of sweet cheese in Russia. Yes definitely.

    • Hi LIW,
      I like the flavor of peanut oil that’s why I use it. This cooking temperature is too high for olive oil I think, and the Olive oil, being heat sensitive, starts losing flavor if used in frying etc. Plus the soya sauce and olive oil might give conflicting flavors – the result would be funny (or fab.) :)
      Yes I used firm tofu, its mentioned in one of the pictures but I guess I will edit the ingredients to make it easier to read.

    • Rambodoc, I agree. There was too much oil and I had to use it for something else. Next time I write a recipe, I’ll mention the ‘lessons lernt’ too! Thanks :)

  1. Priyank, okay its almost 1 am and now you made me hungry. You know kidding aside, this really looks good, and I am one of those who like to try all kinds of food, as long it is not moving, lol. Thanks for sharing, excellent post. Anna :)

  2. O-ok, now I know how to cook Tofu, earlier when the dairy man tried to sell it to me I wd refuse….showing the pictures was a good idea for not-so-smart-at-cooking people like me. thanks, Priyank, this looks fast and manageable.

  3. Very tasty and healthy!

    I just made some disastrous soya chunks and green peas curry, and my poor boyfriend had to eat it with paratha! I think I should fix him a good breakfast for tomorow.

  4. Oh this looks quite nice. I see you get hard tofu there. I like the soft one usually. The problem is Soft Tofu is almost impossible to find in India because people here think it is paneer made from soya beans and treat it like that as well. If you get the time try a Chinese dish called Mapo-doufu, it is wonderful. I plan to cook it soon. Love the spring onions. Oh and the almonds. Oh and the cherry tomatoes. Nice leh!

    • Hi Odzer,
      I like firm tofu simply because it is easier to cook. Softer one needs so much careful handling and if it breaks, I don’t like that. :D I’ll look up that recipe, and if you cook it before me, do post pictures and the recipe.

  5. Didn’t realize you were a gourmet cook too. I love tofu. Olive oil and soy sauce go together fine, if you cut the oil by half and don’t cook it on high flame.
    Have you ever tried toofu ( It is organic tofu and they used to sell it at farmers markets in California.

    • Hey Vamsee,
      I should utilize that tip and really cut oil usage by half. Toofu sounds interesting, I need to check its availability in Toronto! Thanks. :)

  6. This looks interesting..and I love spinach. So its going to be fried tofu (if i get some here), fried spinach and garlic bread for lunch!

  7. You doing a lot of cooking nowadays huh Priyank! Well, this one looks a very interesting recipe and I might try it out one day.

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