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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. 🙂

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  1. I think this one is going to be yummy 🙂 Fried almonds!! No wonder I saw that paunch when you were around this time 😉

    • 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.

  2. I would actually try this. Is peanut oil a necessity? Or can I substitute something else, like olive oil, for that? And what type of tofu? I assume firm or extra firm?

    • 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.

  3. 3 tablespoons of oil, dude! That is too much and unnecessary! 3 Teaspoonfuls should be more than enough. Sounds good otherwise.

    • 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 🙂

  4. 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 🙂

    • Anna, LOL as long as it is not moving! 😀 Me too me too! Well, give it a try and I’m sure you’ll love it!

  5. 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.

    • Trisha, do give it a shot and lemme know how it worked for you!

  6. 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.

    • Hi Aathira,
      So, was he happy with the breakfast?? LOL!

  7. 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. 😀 I’ll look up that recipe, and if you cook it before me, do post pictures and the recipe.

    • कधी येताय सांगा, तुमचं स्वागतच् अाहे!

  8. i dont really like tofu
    somehow i get digestion probs i think
    maybe u can substitute it with old fashioned paneer or potatoes

    • Paneer or potatoes? LOL you try and lemme know!

  9. I love Tofu and this looks scrumptious.

    • Scrumptious? LOL Solilo, I learnt a new word too, thanks!

  10. 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. 🙂

  11. Prachi Prachi

    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!

    • How did it go sister dearest?

  12. Heh.. now I know what to do to make something that someone else can eat besides me. 🙂

    • LOL: Lemme know when you do that!

  13. I never bought Tofu for I didn’t have a good recipe of Tofu! This looks awesome! Must try

    • Thanks Varsha 🙂 All the best!

  14. am not too fond of tofu..but ginger, yes 🙂

    • Then I have to post some other recipe that doesnt involve tofu!

  15. Chef,

    I would have let go soya sauce, and tried out heavy garlic ginger with Lime and mint!


    Ready for iT!

      • Was good, Mint dint go well.

        should have marinated it more, But yes its good side dish to go.

  16. 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.

    • Nita yeah, I always cooked but now I am posting pictures..! Try this one, its fast to make and very nutritious.

  17. Hmm, hmm, hmm. So I see you have an interest in cooking as well.

    • Oh just a little bit (to impress someone I think :P)

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