What do I say about this recipe? It is a simple meal but looks like you are having a party at home. It is perfect for the days when you want restaurant-like food but doesn’t want to go to any restaurant (or order anything). Generally, Kung Pao is made with chicken. But we are going to make the vegetarian or vegan version of it. This is the recipe made of roasted tofu and some crunchy veggies, all coated in some hot sauce. It is topped with some peanuts for some nutty flavor and crunch.
Ideally, you don’t need anything with the Kung Pao recipe. It can be served as is. But we prefer it to be slightly saucy or gravy-like. That is why I am going to serve it with some rice. It tastes incredibly delicious that you will dream about it for days 🙂 Trust me on this. Give it a try.
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- Tofu: Instead of tofu, you can use paneer (cottage cheese) or potatoes.
- Rice: You can serve it with some noodles on the side.
What is Kung Pao?
Kung Pao is a hot, sweet, and spicy Chinese recipe. It is mainly made with chicken but if you are a vegetarian or a vegan, you can replace chicken with paneer, tofu, or potatoes. It is stir-fried or sometimes deep-fried. You can either make it dry or with some gravy-like sauce topped up with some roasted peanuts. The nutty flavor of peanuts tastes very nice in this recipe.
What does Kung Pao taste like?
Kung Pao is a hot, sweet, and spicy Chinese recipe. The veggies are stir-fried and crunchy. It has got some nutty flavor because of the addition of peanuts.
Is this recipe spicy?
Yes. This recipe has a lot of red chili sauce and dry red chilies that make it quite spicy and delicious. But of course, you can adjust the spiciness as per your taste. Like I always say, there is no rule in cooking 🙂
Is this recipe Vegan?
Yes. This Kung Pao Tofu recipe is totally plant-based and vegan. Generally, it is made with chicken but we made it 100% plant-based and used tofu instead.
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Now grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this Chinese vegetarian/vegan meal at home. It is perfect for lunch or dinner. If you try this recipe & like it too, please share the photo on Instagram and tag us @marriedfriends. We just love to see your recreation of our recipes.
Happy Cooking 🙂
Love from us
Richa & Jatin