Go Back
Sweet and Sour Silken Tofu

Sweet and Sour Silken Tofu

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 People
Calories 85 kcal


  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 5 Oz Cubed, silken tofu (you can use firm tofu as well)
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder (optional)
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste (but if you plan on deep frying the tofu, you will need a skillet with enough oil to fry)

Sweet and sour tofu sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Sugar(any kind you want)
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste or ketchup
  • ½ tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp Soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp water (50 ml) or as required because the consistency of sauce depends on your likeness
  • 1-2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 Carrot, chopped (optional
  • ½ Green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
  • ½ Onion, chopped (optional)
  • Note: you can add as many or as few vegetables as you want


For the Sweet and Sour crispy tofu

  • Press and tear the tofu into 1-2 inch pieces. Add the soy sauce and all the dry ingredients and toss well to coat. Make sure all the pieces are covered completely.
  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat, and add the oil. Fry all the pieces for 6-8minutes until golden brown and crisp. Or, if you want to make it more healthy, you can sauté or pan fry the cubes in a little olive oil till the tofu gets crisp.

Sweet and Sour Silken Tofu Sauce

  • Take the tofu out of the pan and in the same pan, toss in all the chopped veggies ,and sauté them.
  • Take another bowl. Put the sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, water, soy sauce, and garlic powder in it and whisk well until combined. (You can thicken the sauce as you like).
  • Mix the sauce with the veggies and add the crispy tofu to it. Stir well to combine and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens up a little.
  • Take it off the stove and garnish it with sesame seeds or chopped scallions.
  • Serve while hot!
Keyword Olive and Silken Tofu, Silken Tofu, Sour Silken Tofu, Sweet and Sour, Sweet and Sour Silken, Sweet and Sour Silken Tofu, Sweet Tofu