Spicy Schezwan Bean Curd

Spicy Schezwan Bean Curd

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Chinese

A delicious way to serve bean curd – it is simply marvellous


  • Base sauce
  • Garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp
  • Ginger, grated 2 tsps
  • Soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce 2 tbsps
  • Red chilli flakes 2 tsps
  • Black pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Gravy
  • Bean curd (tofu), cut into medium cubes 250 gms
  • Green peas, boiled ½ cup
  • Sesame (til) oil 2 tbsps
  • Spring onions, chopped ½ cup
  • Vegetable stock 1 cup
  • Cornflour 2 tsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves,finely chopped ½ cup
  • Tomato sauce 2 tsps


  • To make base sauce, take garlic, ginger, soy sauce, tomato sauce, chilli flakes and black pepper powder in a bowl and mix well.
  • Heat sesame oil in a non-stick wok, add the base sauce and saute on high heat.
  • Add spring onions and peas and mix. Add vegetable stock and mix well.
  • Add bean curd cubes in the end so that they do not crumble, and cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Mix cornflour with 3 tbsps water in a small bowl till smooth. Add this to the bean curd mixture and mix gently till the sauce thickens. Add salt, mix gently, cook for 1 minute and switch off the heat.
  • Add tomato sauce and coriander leaves and mix. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.