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Chinese Eggplant and Tofu

Chinese eggplant and tofu dish is a delicious and satisfying gravy dish to serve with a side of rice or noodles. With the eggplant and tofu recipe dinner is on the table in less than 30 minutes. It’s our family's favourite dinner for weeknights.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: 20 Minutes, asian recipe, eggplant, tofu
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 300 grams eggplant Chinese long eggplant
  • 200 grams Tofu silken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon green onion white part chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green onion green part chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chilli bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Sesame seeds


  • Cut eggplant into thick slices of ½ inch thick and 2 inches long.
  • Place the eggplant in a bowl and sprinkle some salt. Set this bowl aside for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop green onions and ginger and keep them aside as well.
  • Cut medium-firm or silken tofu into 1x½ inch pieces.

To Prepare Sauce

  • In a pan or a skillet, heat oil and add chopped white part of spring onion. Also, add minced ginger and garlic paste.
  • Saute them for a few seconds and add green chillies and red chilli flakes.
  • Now add bean paste, soy sauce and red chilli sauce. Cook for a few seconds and add ½ cup of water.
  • Now add drained out eggplants and mix to combine.
  • Cover and cook eggplants for 5-7 minutes.
  • After that add tofu cubes and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped green onions and garnish with chilli oil.
  • Serve over a warm bowl of steamed rice for a comforting meal.



If Chinese eggplant is not available you can use round ones and slice them in the same size I have mentioned.
This recipe has a good amount of sauce which is neither very brothy nor too thick.
The sauce is spicy. You can adjust the number of green chillies or you may skip them altogether.
Do not skip on chilli oil as it adds to the smokiness of the dish and tones of flavour.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1097mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg