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Grilled Chickpea Tofu Fingers In Schezwan Sauce
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23 INGREDIENTS • 12 STEPS • 2HRS 40MINS

Grilled Chickpea Tofu Fingers In Schezwan Sauce

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Chickpea tofu is a great creative alternative to paneer or tofu. Put together this delicious vegan party appetizer by grilling it in homemade schezwan sauce.
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Hi, I'm Priya! I am all about easy, mostly healthy, and always tasty vegetarian and vegan family recipes that are first tried and tested many times in my kitchen.
https://www.cookilicious.com/
Chickpea tofu is a great creative alternative to paneer or tofu. Put together this delicious vegan party appetizer by grilling it in homemade schezwan sauce.
2HRS 40MINS
Total Time
$3.34
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
us / metric
Schezwan Sauce
Dried Red Chili Pepper
25
Dried Red Chili Peppers
Corn Oil
1/3 cup
Corn Oil
I used Mazola
Garlic
8 cloves
Garlic, minced
Onion
1
Onion, diced
Soy Sauce
2 tsp
Sichuan Peppercorns
6
Sichuan Peppercorns, crushed
Distilled White Vinegar
1 tsp
Distilled White Vinegar
Brown Sugar
1 tsp
Brown Sugar
Ketchup
2 Tbsp
Salt
to taste
Chickpea Tofu
Chickpea Flour
2 cups
Chickpea Flour
Ground Cumin
1 tsp
Ground Cumin
Garlic Powder
2 tsp
McCormick® Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
2 tsp
Onion Powder
Italian Seasoning
1 Tbsp
Italian Seasoning
Paprika
1 tsp
Water
2 cups
Water
Salt
to taste
Corn Oil
4 Tbsp
Corn Oil
to be used as required
Fresh Cilantro
2 Tbsp
Chopped Fresh Cilantro
for garnish
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
831
Fat
38.2 g
Protein
23.0 g
Carbs
91.2 g
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Author's Notes

Feel free to add any seasoning you like to the chickpea batter - you're not limited to the ingredients mentioned here.
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step 1
Soak Dried Red Chili Peppers (25) in water for an hour and then grind to a smooth paste using a mortar and pestle or food processor.
step 2
Add Corn Oil (1/3 cup) to a pan. Once it's hot, fry Garlic (8 cloves), Ginger Paste (1 Tbsp), and Onion (1) for 2 minutes.
step 3
Add the ground chilli paste, Sichuan Peppercorns (6), Ketchup (2 Tbsp), Distilled White Vinegar (1 tsp), Soy Sauce (2 tsp), Salt (to taste), and Brown Sugar (1 tsp) in the oil and saute for 5-6 minutes.
step 4
Remove the pan from heat and let this sauce cool down completely. You can store this in a clean glass jar for upto 1 month in the refrigerator.
step 5
In a mixing bowl, add Chickpea Flour (2 cups). Add Salt (to taste), McCormick® Garlic Powder (2 tsp), Onion Powder (2 tsp), Paprika (1 tsp), Ground Turmeric (1 tsp), Italian Seasoning (1 Tbsp), Ground Cumin (1 tsp), and Garam Masala (1 tsp).
step 6
Add Water (2 cups) and whisk it all together ensuring that no lumps are formed.
step 7
Pour the chickpea flour mixture into the pan. Cook over medium heat and keep stirring continuously. The mixture will start to get lumpy as the pan heats up and then thicken evenly. This should take 4 to 5 minutes, but the time can vary. When the mixture stops sticking to the pan and has a thick batter-like consistency, it's done.
step 8
Take it onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Flatten it and let it set in the freezer for an hour.
step 9
Cut in any shape you want and use. For this recipe, cut it into rectangular pieces.
step 10
Dip the cut chickpea tofu in the prepared schezwan sauce.
step 11
To a skillet over medium-high heat add the Corn Oil (4 Tbsp). Fry the pieces of chickpea tofu until cooked to your liking.
step 12
Grilled Chickpea Tofu Fingers In Homemade Schezwan Sauce is ready. Garnish with Fresh Cilantro (2 Tbsp). Serve it hot along with chutney or ketchup or mayo.
step 12 Grilled Chickpea Tofu Fingers In Homemade Schezwan Sauce is ready. Garnish with Fresh Cilantro (2 Tbsp). Serve it hot along with chutney or ketchup or mayo.
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Beans & Legumes
Appetizers
Dairy-Free
Asian
Comfort Food
Snack
Shellfish-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Indian
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