Sticky, Chilli Tofu


Adapted from a recipe by Bosh. This is really cheap to make! I used half a block of Cauldron Food plain tofu (about 75p’s worth!). The tofu comes out crispy and sweet with a kick of chilli and salty tamari. It’s a bit fiddly but well worth it.

  • 1/2 a block of plain tofu, chopped into little finger-sized sticks
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbs of sweet chilli sauce or chilli jam
  • A large squirt of Sriacha (hot chilli sauce)
  • 3 tbsp tamari (or soya sauce)
  • 1 squirt of tomato puree
  • 1 small sachet of sugar (like you get in cafes)
  • Cornflour
  • Vegetable oil
  • Black onion (nigella) seeds and sesame seeds
  1. Coat the tofu stick in cornflour by sprinkling the flour through a sieve onto the tofu then turning the sticks over until evenly coated.
  2. Put the orange juice, sweet chilli sauce, Sriacha, tamari and sugar in a big flat frying pan (cast iron if you have one) and cook down to  a thick sauce.
  3. Fry the flour-covered tofu sticks in hot vegetable oil until they begin to brown.
  4. Transfer the tofu into the pan containing the sauce and coat the sticks until they are all covered.
  5. Serve with rice and stir-fried vegetables.
  6. Sprinkle black onion and sesame seeds on the tofu.


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