Sweet 'n' Sticky Crispy Lemon Tofu

Sweet 'n' Sticky Crispy Lemon Tofu
INGREDIENTS FOR CRISPY TOFU
  • 350 gms extra firm tofu
  • 1 and 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
METHOD
  • Break tofu with hands in bite sized chunks. No need to squeeze the water out*
  • Place it in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. (only use 1/2 the corn flour)
  • Using your hands mix everything to make sure tofu is well coated.
  • Keep aside for 5 minutes, and then mix in the remaining corn-flour. Again make sure that tofu is well coated. Leave it aside for 5 minutes
  • In the meantime, heat up oil in a non-stick frying pan, on medium heat.
  • Pan fry the tofu and until golden and crispy. Move/turn it around to avoid burning.

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SWEET ‘N’ STICKY SAUCE

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 and 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Lemon rind of one lemon
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli oil (optional)*
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds

METHOD

  • Heat up oil in a large and deep non-stick frying pan/ wok
  • Toss in the garlic and cook on medium heat until golden.
  • Add rest of the ingredients and cook for 45 sec to 1 minute.
  • Stir in the tofu until well coated with the sauce and heated through. (Add a splash of water if the sauce is burning)
  • Serve hot with rice.

*Breaking it with hands instead of cutting it in cubes with a knife creates nooks and crannies in the tofu pieces for corn flour to stick better. Which makes it more crispy when pan fried.


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