Tofu Recipes

Chargrilled Aubergine and Chilli Tofu recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes

This delicious tofu dish has lots of different flavours - smokiness from the chargrilled aubergines, creaminess from the tofu, spice from the chilli and fragrance from the fresh basil. Serve with grilled bruschetta or ciabatta rolls.


  • 5 small aubergines
  • 225g firm tofu
  • 3 fresh green chillies
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped coriander
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp. lime juicce
  • 3 tsp. brown sugar
  • Handful freshly chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the BBQ for a high heat. Lightly oil the cooking grate and then grill the aubergine on all sides until blackened and charred, around 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and place on a rack to cool, then thinly slice.

  2. Place chillies, garlic, coriander, onion, lime juice and sugar into a blender. Process until smooth.

  3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the chilli mixture and fry for a couple of minutes until fragrant. Add the tofu, half of the basil and aubergine. Stir gently and cook until the tofu is heated through then garnish with the rest of the basil.

If you can find it, use fresh Thai basil for this dish instead of regular basil. Recipe serves 4.

Author: Laura Young.

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225gabout 8 oz (7.936425 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)


Published: April 27, 2012
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