Tofu Tikka - say that 5 times, without giggling! I've parked my toddler in front of the Ipad so I could come back to this space and post something new. I'm a horrible mother - but I can tell he is really enjoying "the wheels on the bus" for the 50th time.
I'm going a bit Tofu crazy because I'm trying to add more protein in my diet. I've been making stir frys and such and even tried tofu lettuce wraps (they were a disaster!). With some left over tofu, I wanted to do something different and recently on some blogs I read regularly, I saw Tofu Tikka and Paneer Tikka and figured I'd give it a shot. Although I got inspiration from those blogs, I just went with my usual tikka recipe to make the marinade for this.
Notice the lettuce rolled next to the tofu - I did infact end up eating this as a "lettuce wrap" - and thanks to the strong flavors in the tofu, it worked well. (as compared to my previous disaster - which I want to stop thinking about)
Ok,I can only handle so much guilt. Off I go to race cars!
|Prep Time :||1 hr||Serves:||1-2 people|
|Cooking Time :||15 mins|
|>||1/2 cup Low Fat Yogurt|
|>||1 tsp Red Chilli Powder|
|>||1 tsp Cumin Powder|
|>||1 tsp Coriander Powder|
|>||1/2 tsp Turmeric|
|>||3 oz Extra Firm Tofu|
|>||1/2 Red Bell Pepper|
|>||1/2 Red Onion|
|>||pinch Chaat Masala (for garnish)|
|>||Cilantro (for garnish)|
|*||Mix all spices into the yogurt and add salt to taste. Thin the yogurt with a little water|
|*||Slice tofu into 1/2 inch thick slices and marinate in the yogurt. Let stand for 1 hr (or more)|
|*||Heat a grill pan and brush with a little oil or use an oil spray|
|*||Place tofu on the grill pan and grill for 2-3 mins till nice grill marks appear. Turn and grill other side.|
|*||While Tofu is grilling, cut pepper and onions into bite size pieces similar in size as tofu|
|*||Toss the peppers and onions in the left over yogurt marinade and thrown on the grill|
|*||Grill veggies until grill marks appear 2-4 mins|
|*||Serve with a pinch of chaat masala, squeeze of lemon and garnish with cilantro|