Recipes

Tandoori Tofu

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp paprika/ chilli powder
  • salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 75 gms  packages extra-firm or firm water-packed tofu, drained
  • 1 tbsp  nonfat plain yoghurt
  • 6 tablespoons sliced scallions or chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Method:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, cumin, coriander and turmeric in a small bowl. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, lime juice and the spice mixture; cook, stirring, sizzling and fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  3. Slice each tofu block crosswise into 6 slices; pat dry. Use about 3 tablespoons of the spiced oil to brush both sides of the tofu slices; sprinkle with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt. (Reserve the                remaining spiced oil.)
  4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the tofu until it has grill marks and is heated through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Combine yogurt with the reserved spiced oil in a small bowl. Serve the grilled tofu with the yogurt sauce, garnished with scallions (or cilantro), if desired.

-Kitchen Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

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