Szechuan (Sichuan) Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu is a must eat dish when trying out Szechuan cuisine! It’s spicy, creamy, and pairs amazingly well with a steaming bowl of rice! This Sichuan Mapo Tofu recipe is completely vegan but feel free to add a minced meat of your choice if you’d like. Our version is also a lot less oily than usual Mapo Tofu to make for a healthier meal.

Easy Sichuan Mapo Tofu Recipe



  1. Mix Mekhala Organic Szechuan Mala Chilli Paste, black vinegar, soy sauce, and cornstarch in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat.
  3. Pour mixture from Step 1 into the pan.
  4. Add tofu to the pan. Stir gently so as to not break up the tofu too much, but ensure that all the pieces are coated with sauce.
  5. Simmer for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Take the pan off the heat and transfer the Sichuan tofu and sauce into a serving bowl.
  7. Garnish with green onions. Serve your Mapo tofu and enjoy!

Craving more spicy dishes or vegetarian Sichuan recipes? Check out our Szechuan Mala Stir Fry Noodles or our Vegetarian Laksa! And if you’re making this Szechuan tofu recipe at home, do share it with us at #MadewithMekhala.

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