How To Make Vegetarian Mapo Tofu: Recipe Video

A very easy-to-follow vegan/vegetarian Mapo Tofu from ‘Fortunecooking’ Youtube Channel. Except for one ingredient, this curry recipe uses the most common Asian ingredients: onion (red and green), ginger, garlic, hot chili sauce, soy sauce, and of course, tofu.

Why I Stopped Using Refined Cooking Oil

On January 8, 2019, there was a news report on refined cooking oils in India. The ‘Scientific Panel on Oils and Fats’ at Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had said that refined oils were totally safe to use as cooking oil (source).

Vegetarian Buns / Traditional Chinese Buns: Recipe Video

The title of the recipe says “vegetarian*,” but these are actually vegan buns. Simple ingredients such as mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, onion, salt & oil for the filling and all-purpose flour, yeast, and water for the wrapper make it the simplest Chinese dumplings.

Tasty Garam Masala By Chef Ranveer Brar

Garam Masala originated somewhere in South Asia. This geographical region’s harsh winters motivated people to seek warmth even from their food, and they found help in a special spice mix. The word “Garam” literally means “hot,” therefore, Garam Masala means a hot spice mix.

Spicy Braised Tofu: Recipe Video

If I make a list of the ten best tofu recipes that I will ever share on Tofuchops, this braised tofu will be on that list. Chef Maangchi has done an incredible job of presenting this popular tofu side dish.

How To Soften Hard Peanut Butter

Peanut butter tends to harden when it is stored in a fridge for an extended period of time. If you have seen hard, rather dry-looking peanut butter for the first time, you may think it is no longer usable. Well, there is no need to worry. Actually, it is good news.

How To Make Crispy Fried Tofu: Recipe Video

Crispy fried tofu is the first tofu recipe that a tofu beginner can make. It is not only the easiest tofu recipe but is also the one that cannot go wrong. The list of ingredients for the recipe is also very short: a block of firm tofu, corn starch, paprika powder, black pepper, salt, and oil to fry.

Why Cold Pressed Cooking Oil Is Good For You!


There are two ways in which I can write this article. One – say all the bad things about refined cooking oils and two – say all the good things about cold-pressed (also called filtered) cooking oils. I think it would be easier for me to scare you with some gruesome facts about refined oils. But you know what, I think I will save the refined oil bashing for another article.

Healthy Tofu Burger: Recipe Video

There are two types of vegan burgers: one, the burgers made from mock meat, something like the Impossible Burger, or the Beyond Burger. This type of burger is supposed to appeal to the regular meat-eaters willing to try a vegan option, provided it looks and tastes just like real meat.

Grilled Tofu From Hodo Soy Beanery: Recipe Video

Tofu Master Minh Tsai is an entrepreneur with a master’s degree from Columbia University. He initially worked in investment banking, software & management consulting and later moved into tofu and yuba making under the brand name ‘Hodo.’ Within a span of 15 years, his company became one of the top suppliers of plant-based foods in the US.