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Chinese Mapo Tofu

Rekha Unni
8 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chinese Mapo Tofu RECIPE

Tofu cooked with meat in Flavour of beans, sauces renders this as most delicious side dish for rice

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Chinese
  • Simmering
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 200 gms Tofu cut in cubes
  2. 1/2 cup chicken stock
  3. 3/4 cup minced meat (Soya granules for veg version)
  4. 1 tbsp spicy black bean paste/ sauce
  5. 1/2 tsp Vinegar
  6. 1 tsp sugar
  7. 1 tsp cornstarch
  8. 2 tsp soy sauce
  9. 1.5 tsp red chili sauce
  10. 3 tbsp sesame oil
  11. 1/4 tsp ground peppercorns
  12. 2 garlic cloves minced
  13. 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  14. 4 spring onions chopped (white part only)
  15. Green part of Spring onions for garnish


  1. In a bowl, mix chicken stock, sugar cornstarch, soy sauce, red chilli sauce and keep it aside
  2. Heat sesame oil in a pan, add white spring onions, ginger and garlic. Saute until fragrant
  3. Add black bean sauce, ground pepper and mix well
  4. Add minced meat and saute until meat changes colour and is cooked
  5. Add tofu and gently mix without breaking tofu
  6. Add vinegar and chicken stock mix. Coat meat and tofu well. Bring to boil and cook until sauce thickens. I have skipped salt as the sauces and stock contains adequate salt
  7. Garnish with green spring onions and serve hot with rice

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Apr-09-2018

Nice one.

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