Eggplant (Aubergine) -Tofu Stir Fry

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Delicious vegetarian stir-fry with a tangy, spicy sauce. Cooking the tofu and eggplant separately may be a little bit more labor-intensive, but the end result is much better this way.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1T oil in large frying pan over medium high heat.
  2. Cook tofu in oil for 3-4 minutes per side, flipping once, until golden and crisp. Remove tofu from pan.
  3. In heated pan with residual oil, saute eggplant cubes until fully cooked but not soggy. This may take 5-10 minutes depending on how large you cut the eggplant. Remove eggplant from pan.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare sauce. In a 1 or 2 cup measuring cup, stir together soy sauce, lime juce, sugar, flour, sesame oil. Add enough water to make about 2/3 cup liquid. May add more or less water if you like an especially thick or thin sauce.
  5. Add 1T of oil to the hot pan. Cook ginger in hot oil for about 1 minute, then add jalapeno, green onion, and garlic. Cook for about 2 minutes more.
  6. Add cooked tofu and eggplant to pan with ginger mix. Cook and stir for about one more minute.
  7. Pour sauce mixture into pan, bring to boil and cook, stirring, until thickened. This will only take a minute or two.
  8. Add chopped cilantro to pan and stir to combine.
  9. Serve with plenty of hot cooked rice.


Most Helpful

Nice dish! Instead of frying the tofu (medium firm) I pressed it and then dry fried it. It is a great technique for cooking tofu to a more crispy form without adding fat. Heat a well seasoned iron skillet on med low and then place tofu pieces in pan....the tofu will take at leat 5 or minutes per side to brown. Other than that I proceeded has the recipe indicated. Very good, if your trying to find ways to eat less meat...this recipe might make you a believer.
Thank you

shantellle August 11, 2010

We loved how the eggplant came out in this dish. I used less sugar and served this with brown rice. I wasn't sure if the 2/3 cup liquid would be too much, but it reduced so quickly (the flour worked like a charm!) that I was glad that I used the full amount of water. I think water chestnuts would be great in this to add a little crunch.

Maito April 08, 2009

I loved this dish! I halved the recipe, used less jalapeno and served with brown rice. Truly delicious! Thank you! Made for Pick a Chef*PAC).

Sharon123 April 02, 2008

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