Instant Pot Vortex Plus Tofu Manchurian Recipe

Tofu Manchurian is an Indo – Chinese dish, which is delicious and a protein rich. This is a healthy dish because it doesn’t need any deep frying, and just lightly sauteing with olive oil.

COURSE: Main Course

CUISINE: Chinese, Oriental



  • Vortex Air Fryer


For the tofu

  • 450 g tofu - Cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

For the Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
  • 2 spring onions finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger minced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 small white onion cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 red pepper cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Sauce
  • 65 ml water
  • Salt to taste

To Serve

  • Spring Greens
  • Sesame Seeds


  • Place the tofu cubes in a rectangle dish.

  • Drizzle the 3 remaining tofu ingredients on top and toss to coat. Allow the tofu to marinate for at least 10 minutes.

  • Select GRILL on Vortex Plus and set to 200°C for 10 minutes. Touch Start.

  • When the display indicates Add Food, place the marinated Tofu into the frying chamber. At halftime, shake the basket so that they are evenly cooked.

  • Once the grill cycle is done, remove the crispy tofu and set it aside.

  • Heat oil in a wok, add the spring onions, ginger and garlic, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.

  • Add the white onion and red pepper, and toss over high heat for another 1 minute.

  • Now add the black pepper, sauces - tomato ketchup, soy sauce, chilli sauce, and water and mix together. Reduce the heat and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Add the crispy tofu and stir to coat well.

  • Taste and season with salt if needed.

  • Garnish with Spring Greens, sesame seeds, and serve with cauliflower rice.

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