About the recipe
Tofu is made from curdled soybean milk and is considered the Chinese "cheese". It is found in most supermarkets and does not have any flavour. However you can jazz up tofu, which is rich in dairy free protein, by dipping it in a glutinous rice flour batter and then coating it in sesame seeds and frying it until it has a crispy nutty coating. Then serve with a delicious soy dipping sauce or would be good with sweet chilli sauce too. This makes a great appetizer for entertaining. You can prepare all the tofu in advance and then fry just before serving.
Firm tofu -
250g / 0.55 lb, cut into 2cm cubes
Glutinous rice flour -
200g / 0.44 lb
Black sesame seeds -
White sesame seed -
Groundnut oil -
250ml / 1.05 cups
For dipping sauce
Low sodium light soy sauce -
Red chilli -
1 small, deseeded and finely chopped
- Mix 150gm of rice flour with enough water to form a thin batter. Dip each pieces of tofu in the remaining 50gm of rice flour.
- Mix the sesame seeds together on a plate and dip the tofu cubes in the batter and then into the sesame seeds mix, making sure itâ€™s coated on all sides.
- Heat a wok over high heat and add the oil. Shallow fry the tofu in batches in necessary, turning them over to ensure they are golden on all sides. Drain on kitchen paper.
- Mix together the dipping sauce ingredients. Serve the tofu with the dipping sauce alongside.