Tofu in Black Bean Sauce

Tofu in Black Bean Sauce

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In this exotic dish, melt-in-the-mouth tofu is combined with crunchy and juicy veggies and flavoured with black bean sauce. Red chilli roundels add to the spice quotient of the Tofu in Black Bean Sauce making it a truly rare treat.

The black bean sauce gives the dish a fabulous flavour that you will thoroughly enjoy. Even though we have used firm tofu, it is still very soft and must be handled with care.

You can also try making the Tofu, Broccoli and Red Cabbage Stir Fry and the Chinese Barbequed Tofu with Sesame Noodles .

Tofu in Black Bean Sauce recipe - How to make Tofu in Black Bean Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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1 1/4 cups firm tofu (bean curd/ soya paneer) cubes
1 1/2 tbsp black bean sauce
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp sesame (til) oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped capsicum
2 tbsp fresh red chilli roundels
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste

  1. Combine the cornflour and ¼ cup of water in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick, add the tofu and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring it gently.
  3. Strain it using a strainer and keep aside.
  4. Heat the sesame oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions, capsicum and fresh red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the black bean sauce, soy sauce, sugar and little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for few seconds, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the corn flour-water mixture and ¾ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  7. Add the tofu, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring it occasionally.
  8. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy160 cal
Protein7.2 g
Carbohydrates15.4 g
Fiber5.7 g
Fat8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium734.1 mg


Tofu in Black Bean Sauce
 on 27 Mar 18 04:31 AM

This is a tasty dish, although I made some adjustments. I fried the tofu and did not add any salt because the black bean and soy sauce are salty. Additionally, I added fresh ginger when cooking the onions and peppers in sasame oil. Great.
Tarla Dalal
27 Mar 18 08:47 AM
   Hi Nalima, Thank you for your kind words and your suggestions....
Tofu in Black Bean Sauce
 on 27 Mar 18 04:24 AM

Tofu in Black Bean Sauce
 on 16 Jan 17 05:12 PM

Tofu in black bean sauce.. just melts in the mouth.. i love the taste of the black bean sauce.. enjoyed it with fried rice..