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If you’ve never experienced the (pleasantly) numbing heat of szechuan peppercorns, this is the way to do it. Kate, Recipe Hunter

Kate Singer, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Szechuan Tofu and Eggplant

Numb your mouth with this spicy dish

The traditional flavors of Szechuan cooking, including tongue-tingling Szechuan peppercorns, chili bean paste, and Chinese black vinegar come together in this boldly spiced dish. The tofu ensures that it’s protein-packed and the eggplant gives us our veggies.  Also, it’s completely vegan and other than pressing the tofu (which is recommended but not required), you can get this dish on the table in 30 minutes.

THE CHEF

Sala Kannan

Food Blogger, Photographer, Software Business Owner

Veggie Belly

Sala Kannan

I make quick, healthy, satisfying, vegetarian meals inspired by my culture (India) as well as my travels to over 40 countries. I believe food brings people together, and always cook and serve with love. I'm not into preaching my vegetarianism to others and respect others' eating choices.

Sala is a software business owner by day and a food blogger and photographer by night who combines her traditional Indian roots with her passion for travel and other cultures into one delicious blog. Veggie Belly showcases her take on vegetarian food from around the world that is eclectic, bold, and delicious. She had hundreds of recipes so you’re sure to find something you love.

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THE TIP

Press Tofu to Keep It Firm

Here's a handy tip to help you make this Szechuan Tofu and Eggplant recipe.

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