Vegan Kasoi Bwtwi | Beans & Tofu stir fry – a Tripura delicacy

a simple side dish using tofu and french beans which is the vegan version of Kasoi Bwtwi from Tripura cuisine

Tripura state and its cuisine :

Tripura is one of the seven sister hills of north-east India and surrounded by Bangladesh from three sides. This state is famous as ‘Queen of Eastern hills‘. It has beautiful valleys and transparent waters-capes which attracts many tourists and visitors. The culture and rich food of Tripura speaks a lot. These people are mainly non-vegetarians and so the main courses are mainly fallen under non-vegetarian category, but they add varieties of vegetables into the non-vegetarian dishes. One of the most important ingredient of Tripuri cuisine is Berma , it is basically fermented dried puthi fish. The flavour of the Berma is not very pleasant, but when cooked its flavor is mouth watering and appetizer for Tripuri people. Berma is used as spices in most of Tripuri dishes. Traditional Tripuri cuisine is known as Mui Borok. Large number of Tripuri cuisine are prepared without oil which seems much healthy too.

Are all the dishes are Non-Vegetarians ?

Although all of them prefer non-vegetarian dishes still some vegetarian dishes are there. And I have come up with that kind of dish named as Kasoi Bwtwi or Beans & Tofu stir fry from Tripura cuisine. But traditionally berma is used in this dish, I have simply not added that ingredient. Rest procedures are all same. French beans, chopped onions, green chilies, a few tofu pieces, garlic cloves, salt and turmeric powder are the main elements of this dish. You may add berma, the fermented fish along with rest ingredients if you like. Some Tripurians also use the famous khundrupui leaves (a traditional Tripuri spice) here to add the extended flavor.

How to make Kasoi Bwtwi ?

This stir fry dish is quite simple and easy. First the tofu pieces are stir fried and keep aside. The french beans are par-boiled separately in a steamer. After sauteing onion, green chilies, garlic the stir fried tofu and french beans are mixed and seasoned with salt and pepper. This becomes a super quick and delicious side dish which falls under Vegan & Gluten free category. 

Event related to this post :

 Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge

Well, the November month challenge in ‘Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge‘ group was ‘Tripura Cuisine’. And for the current theme, my partner was Sujata di who gave me 2 secret ingredients as Pepper Powder  & Tofu and I gave her as Jaggery & Mustard Seed. Do check here for her dish 😊 And as usual, using mine two ingredients I had to prepare a dish from Tripura cuisine. So I have come up with this simple vegan stir fry version of Kasoi Bwtwi.

Recipe Card :

Vegan Kasoi Bwtwi / Beans & Tofu stir fry from Tripura cuisine

Vegan Kasoi Bwtwi / Beans & Tofu stir fry from Tripura cuisine


prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M

a simple side dish using tofu and french beans which is the vegan version of Kasoi Bwtwi from Tripura cuisine


  • French bean (1 inch size) 2 cup
  • Tofu (slices) 150 gm
  • Onion (finely chopped) 3 tbsp
  • Garlic (finey chopped) 1 tsp
  • Green chili 2 no.
  • Salt as needed
  • Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
  • Oil 1.5 tsp


How to cook Vegan Kasoi Bwtwi / Beans & Tofu stir fry from Tripura cuisine

  1. First in a steamer, parboil the french beans and keep aside.
  2. Next in a pan heat oil.
  3. Stir fry the tofu pieces till slight brown from all side.
  4. Transfer to a plate and into the same pan with the remaining oil add chopped onion, green chilies and garlic.
  5. Saute well and add parbiled french beans.
  6. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  7. Then add tofu slices, salt and pepper powder.
  8. Mix everything well and serve hot as a sidedish !


Instead of tofu paneer can be used.

Side dish, Vegan Kasoi Bwtwi, tofu, french beans, No berma, Vegetarian side dish

Vegan, Gluten free, Stir frying, Tripura delicacy


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  1. mildly indian

    Glad to see this share as this was my first idea to make for the cuisine. then fell ill so made it to the Kichuri. now kichri, and this recipw will be a great combo for dinner

  2. Shobha

    Simple but satisfying side dish .. Very healthy too.

  3. Sujata Roy

    This stir fry looks healthy and delicious. Loved that you didn't use any spices except pepper powder. Simple, easy to make, healthy and super tempting dish.

  4. Mayuri Patel

    I'm going to try out this dish as soon as I get some tofu. Kasoi Bwtwi looks really delicious and healthy too. Would love to enjoy it on its own.

  5. cookwithrenu

    A great way to add vegetables and tofu in one and can be enjoyed with rice or roti. Loving the simple and delicate flavours here.

  6. Narmadha

    I too made a similar one skipping tofu. So simple and easy to make. taste very delicious

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