Sweet and Sour Tofu Recipe

Sweet and Sour Tofu Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Tofu is a delicious and mouth-watering delicacy from the Chinese cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Sweet & Sour Tofu by following this easy recipe.
Sweet and Sour Tofu Recipe
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4
Calories Per Serving 274
  • 1 (20 ounce) can Pineapple Chunks or Tidbits (packed in juice)
  • 3 tbsp Rice-wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 (14 ounce) package Extra-firm Water-packed Tofu (drained, rinsed and cut into ½-inch cubes)
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil (divided)
  • 2 tbsp Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger (minced)
  • 1 large Red Bell Pepper (cut into ½-by-2-inch strips)
  • 1 large Green Bell Pepper (cut into ½-by-2-inch strips)
How to make Sweet and Sour Tofu:
  • Drain the pineapple and keep aside, reserving ¼ cup of the juice.
  • Combine together reserved pineapple juice, rice-wine vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk well until smooth.
  • Place the tofu cubes in another bowl and toss with 3 tablespoons of the sauce. Leave it aside for marinating for at least 5 minutes and up to 30 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch to the remaining sauce and stir well until smooth.
  • Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high flame and heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil in it.
  • Add the marinated tofu and cook for 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally till golden brown. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the remaining marinade in the bowl back to the sauce.
  • Add remaining canola oil to the skillet and heat again.
  • Add garlic and ginger. Stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add red and green bell peppers. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Pour the sauce and cook until thickened, say for about 30 seconds.
  • Finally, add the tofu cubes and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring gently until heated through well.