Crispy Stuffed Tofu Puffs Recipe: How to Make Delicious Tofu Bergedil at Home

"Tofu Bergedil" is a delicious Malaysian dish where tofu puffs are stuffed with a flavorful mixture and then deep-fried. Here's a recipe for "Stuffed Tofu Puff" or "Tofu Bergedil":


For the Stuffed Tofu Puffs:

  • 1 pack of 270gm Tung Lam Tofu Puff
  • 2 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup minced chicken or beef (optional)
  • 2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil for frying


  1. Prepare the Tofu Puffs:

    • Carefully cut a small slit into each tofu puff to create a pocket for the stuffing. Be gentle to avoid tearing the tofu puffs.
  2. Prepare the Filling:

    • Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the minced chicken or beef (if using) and cook until it's no longer pink.
    • Add the chopped onion and garlic to the pan and sauté until they become soft and translucent.
    • Stir in the mashed potatoes and spices (turmeric, cumin, chili powder).
    • Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for a few more minutes until the filling is well combined and fragrant.
  3. Stuff the Tofu Puffs:

    • Using a small spoon or your fingers, stuff each tofu puff with the prepared filling mixture. Press the tofu gently to close the opening and ensure the filling is securely inside.
  4. Deep-Fry the Stuffed Tofu Puffs:

    • Heat enough cooking oil in a deep frying pan or wok to submerge the stuffed tofu puffs.
    • Once the oil is hot (around 350°F or 180°C), carefully place the stuffed tofu puffs into the hot oil, one at a time.
    • Fry them until they turn golden brown and crispy on the outside, turning them occasionally to ensure even frying. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
    • Use a slotted spoon to remove the stuffed tofu puffs from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  5. Serve:

    • Let the stuffed tofu puffs cool for a minute or two before serving.
    • Tofu Bergedil is traditionally served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce, such as chili sauce or a tamarind-based sauce.
Enjoy your homemade Tofu Bergedil with Tung Lam Tofu Puff as a delightful snack or side dish!

01 Oct 2023