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Spicy Asian Tofu Stir Fry

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Spicy Asian Tofu Stir Fry

Tofu is not like marmite. 

While that might be a weird opening statement, as you’re all thinking “the lentils have finally got to her head”, what I mean is that tofu is not a love or hate food. If you’ve tried tofu before and wasn’t too keen, this doesn't mean that you should cut it out your life forever.

There’s so many different ways to enjoy tofu, you can have it breadcrumbed and fried, made into scramble or even into a cheesecake! Today though, im going to show you how to make it into a delicious  spicy asian stir fry, with the tofu balls being the pièce de résistance.




Yield: 4 portions

Total Time: 30 minutes 


  • 1 block tofu

  • 1 medium chilli, finely chopped with seeds removed

  • 50g breadcrumbs

  • 2 bunches spring onions, sliced

  • 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and grated

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 1tsp chilli powder

  • 1 tbsp veg stock powder 

  • 2 tsp soft brown sugar

  • 200g beansprouts

  • 1 bag stir fry veg (or ½ red pepper, 50 broccoli, 2 medium carrots, 50g green beans, all chopped accordingly for stir fry) 

  • Sesame seeds to top (optional)


  1. Press your tofu (this is a vital step many tofu novices try to avoid), then add your tofu, 1 bunch spring onions, fresh chilli, ginger and breadcrumbs to a food processor until it starts to clump together. 

  2. Remove from the machine and then shape into balls, you want them about the size of golf balls, then gently fry them in 2 tbsp olive oil on a medium heat, then remove from the pan and place to one side. 

  3. In the pan you just used, add your chilli powder, veg stock, sugar and 6tbsp of water. Then add in your stir fry veg mix and fry for 3-5 minutes, add in your tofu balls for a couple of minutes at the end and then serve topped with sesame seeds! 




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Written by Amy Northwood
My passion for food and conservation has led me to where I am now! My aim is to show people that veganism can be diverse, tasty and adapted to fit every lifestyle and budget!
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