Monday, September 16, 2013

Tofu Tikka

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!

RECIPE
Prep Time :1 hrServes:1-2 people
Cooking Time :15 mins
INGREDIENTS
>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)
INSTRUCTIONS
*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



29 comments:

  1. Love your version of tofu tikka! The yogurt and spices - what an awesome idea!!!

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  2. I really love tikka but I can't eat anything soy related. Unfortunately. This looks delicious!

    And don't beat yourself up over the iPad. Trust me, there are many really great educational "games" that help with math and spelling. Definitely a great to buy yourself a few minutes of peace and quiet. :)

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    1. Tofu tikka is for those that don't eat Chicken tikka :)

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  3. Really loving all the spices here, Chili Powder, Cumin, Coriander and Turmeric! This has to smell amazing!

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    1. it does, add a squeeze of lemon and its hard to resist.

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  4. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

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  5. I've done that, parked my baby infront of the ipad..but honestly - wheels on the bus is just killing me. Lovely pics.

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    1. wheels on the bus - sometimes its a boon , other times a bane of my existence!

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  6. Mouthwatering! I love tikka in any shape of form :)

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    1. I couldn't get your recent paneer tikka out of my mind, had to make my own tikkas!

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  7. OMG, what a fantastic post, love the tofu tikka idea!

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  8. I did, and I giggled.
    Love the idea and all the spices that's gone in. It looks seriously yummy looking.

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  9. We love tofu, and I like the tofu tikka! Never had it but I should give this a try!

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    1. Nami, Tofu really lends itself well to marinating and grilling this way.

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  10. Hey this is one thing I've never made with tofu, but it looks like a great idea, and not too difficult either. Anything marinated in yogurt is a winner in my book :) I said tofu tikka aloud five times and my roommate looked at me like I was completely nuts.

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    1. my first time using tofu too - and it works I think!

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    1. thanks Dixya , I did get the idea from your recent tikka wraps post!

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  12. Great spin on the CHicken Tikka.. beautiful pictures.

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  13. i can have tikka all day ! I love tofu too, this is amazing combo

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  14. Amazing! I love the lettuce wraps, I get them a lot at a Thai place I frequent. We're having a cultural potluck at my house on Sunday and I would love to make one of your recipes. Time to search the archives. :)

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    1. that potluck sounds fun! I'm so flattered, thank you!

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  15. Great use of tofu! And I too let Ishan sit in front of the iPad while I really have to do something. I figure they are going to use the iPad anyway!

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