To marinate the tofu
Mix the coconut flakes with all the other ingredients up to and including the garlic. Mix in the tofu, cover and marinate for approx. 30 mins., turning once.
Combine the lime juice with all the other ingredients up to and including the coriander.
To deep fry
Heat the oil in a cooking pot to approx. 180°C. Drain the tofu, toss in the cornflour, deep-fry in batches for approx. 1½ mins. per batch until crispy. Remove, drain on kitchen paper, serve warm with the dressing.