Fresh Orange Tofu Spicy Stir fry

Tofu Orange gravy final


This recipe is easy, quick, guilt free, tasty and can be made in jiffy isn’t it wonderful?  Coming back to this recipe; fresh, juicy orange with sweet & sour sauce along with hint of spicy tomato chilli sauce give this dish a kick.   This goes well with any fried rice or noodles or with just plain steamed rice.

This dish is composed of one of my most basic Stir Fry or Noodle sauce recipes and a bunch of fresh veggies and tofu. The sauce is extremely simple to make and coats the vegetables and tofu perfectly with the addition of corn starch to help thicken the sauce. I usually serve this stir fry with some Quinoa or brown rice. It’s healthy, easy to make, and tastes great…my type of dish!

Yields-3-4 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-15 minutes
Waiting time-30 minutes


  • Firm tofu-250gms (1 package Drained, cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • Diced bell peppers-2 medium (I used red and yellow)
  • Diced onion-1medium
  • Corn starch-1tbsp
  • Warm water-1/4cup
  • Soy sauce-2tbsp
  • Rice vinegar-2tbsp
  • Chilli tomato sauce-2tbsp (recipe link)
  • Garlic cloves-2
  • Orange zest-2tsp
  • Fresh orange juice-1/3cup
  • Fresh thyme-2tsp
  • Olive oil-1tbsp+ for toasting tofu
  • Salt- to taste


  • In a bowl whisk together corn starch, water, soy sauce, vinegar, orange juice, zest and set aside.
  • In a non-stick skillet/pan brush some oil and over medium heat roast/cook tofu for about 4-5 minutes each side or until lightly browned on all sides. Remove from skillet and set aside.

For stir fry:

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat add garlic, onion and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add bell peppers and cook for a minute.
  • Then add the corn starch-orange juice mixture, chilli tomato sauce, salt and cook until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Add toasted tofu saute until coated well with the sauce and simmer for a 1-2 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and stir in fresh thyme.

Serve with rice/ flavoured rice.


  • Broccoli/ any other vegetables can be included as a variation.
  • Sauces can be personalised as per the taste.

I am bringing this recipe to Annie’s VVLP#25 and Kimmy’s HVF#27


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on December 16, 2014, in Dessert, International, Vegan. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.


  2. Looks refreshing and yum! 🙂

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  3. Love the citrus and chili combination, Chitra! Looks delicious. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is like one of my favorite Chinese dishes orange chicken, they also make it with crispy tofu which I love too!! Isn’t orange wonderful it translates well in either savory or sweet dishes.


  5. Fresh orange tofu:-) that sounds awesome should try this

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  6. I never get the tofu-frying part just right. Your photo has it looking exactly like I want mine to look. Will follow your recipe to the letter! Yum.


  7. Looks delicious …..

    For indian cuisine follow :


  8. You always make me hungry, I don´t know if to despise you or love you…… maybe both. Good that most of the time I pass through your blog is almost 1 hour before I either eat or have dinner and then I chuck everything in one big gulp


  9. Thanks for stopping by on my blog earlier. It is a delicious blog that you have, so I follow it now. I do hope you will follow mine back.


  10. Looks amazing!


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