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Tofu Tikka

These Tofu Tikkas are a healthier alternative to the traditional Indian Paneer Tikka. They are not only just healthy and easy to make but the bomb of flavors will leave you wanting more. It's as simple as preparing the marinating the tofu and veggies and grilling them. Gluten Free, can be made vegan too.

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So the weather is finally getting warmer now. Infact we have been averaging about 85 degrees F this week. So everytime I am driving back home and parking the car in the garage, I can tell people in my neighborhood are grilling from the smell from their BBQ's. So the other night I finally made some Tofu Tikka. I haven't come across a single person who has tried either the Tikkas on skewers or curry and hasn't fallen in love with them. No wonders it is such a popular dish around the globe. What I love about Tikka is the fresh, tender, moist & spiced chunks of Indian Cottage Cheese and veggies  marinated and then grilled. These can be enjoyed as an appetizer but Dr.Mystery and I like to have it for dinner sometimes. Tofu Paneer Tikka

The marinade is everything in this dish. If you can get the marinade right, your good. What's great about this gourmet dish is that it is super easy to make. It's 'literally just tossing a few ingredients together' my favorite line isn't it? You know by know that I like to keep my cooking simple and easy. The marinade mixture is a bomb of flavors. Once the marinade is ready, you can toss in veggies, tofu, paneer (indian cottage cheese) or meat.  As I write this post, my mouth is still watering and I am wondering in the back of my mind if I can quickly make some Paneer or have some Tofu for some Tikka tonight.

Tikka Marinade
Tofu marinate

Vegetable marinate

Mariante for Tofu Tikka

I like to marinate my veggies and protein in two different dishes. That ways I make sure I don't break the tender pieces of Paneer or Tofu and they are evenly coated. Grilling a combination of veggies and protein using this marinade is so healthy and flavorful.

Tofu Skewers

Tofu Tikka

These are great when served with our Green Chutney. These will leave you wanting more.

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Tofu Tikka

Tofu Tikka

Yield: 4 skewers

Ingredients

Instructions

To make the Marinade
Strain the whey from the yogurt. For regular yogurt it could take a couple hours while for greek yogurt it could take 30 minutes.
In a mixing bowl add oil, yogurt, ginger, garlic, cumin powder, turmeric, red chilly powder, chaat masala, tandoori masala and salt. mix well. At this point taste the marinade and make it to your taste.
Now cut your vegetable and tofu chunks into half inch cubes. In separate bowls dishes coat them with the marinate and keep them aside for atleast 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Soak the wooden skewers in water fr 30 minutes.
Arrange the chunks alternately and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook them for about 8-10 minutes. You could even cook them on stove stop or grill them or cook them in a tandoor.
Serve it with hot with our Green Chutney.

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Tofu Tikka

Tofu Tikka

Ingredients

  • 12 Oz Organic Extra Firm Tofu of Paneer cut into half inch cubes
  • 2 Bell Peppers cut into half inch cubes
  • 1 Onion cut into half inch cubes
  • 6 teaspoon of Hung Curd / Hung Yogurt / Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon of Mustard Oil
  • 3 to 4 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • Paprika / Red Chili Powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon [Tikka Masala Powder|http://amzn.to/1PnDAjE} (optional). If you don't have any of the above spices, you can just buy a bottle of dry Tikka Masala at the Indian grocery store or on amazon. If you use this powder your tokkas will look more reddish than yellowish from the paprika in it.
  • Wooden skewers
  • Vegan option replace the yogurt with lemon juice

Instructions

  1. For the Marinade
  2. Strain the whey from the yogurt. For regular yogurt it could take a couple hours while for greek yogurt it could take 30 minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl add oil, yogurt, ginger, garlic, cumin powder, turmeric, red chilly powder, chaat masala, tandoori masala and salt. mix well. At this point taste the marinade and make it to your taste.
  4. Now cut your vegetable and tofu chunks into half inch cubes. In separate bowls dishes coat them with the marinate and keep them aside for atleast 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. Soak the wooden skewers in water fr 30 minutes.
  6. Arrange the chunks alternately and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook them for about 8-10 minutes. You could even cook them on stove stop or grill them or cook them in a tandoor.
  7. Serve it with hot with our Green Chutney.

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Glenda

Sunday 12th of June 2016

I've never tried tofu before. This looks like a delicious meal :)

TheBellyRulesTheMind

Monday 13th of June 2016

Glenda,

You are right, grilled tofu is an absolute delight, you have try it. Do let us know when you try it.

Kasee Erickson

Sunday 12th of June 2016

Thank you so much for this recipe! My husband is going to love it, hopefully I can execute it just right :)

TheBellyRulesTheMind

Monday 13th of June 2016

Kasee, The pleasure is all mine :) Do let us know if you got around trying it and what did you hubby think of it. You will not fail to impress him.

Kyla Matton Osborne (Ruby3881)

Sunday 12th of June 2016

This really sounds delicious! We're not generally tofu eaters, but I was intrigued by the marinade.I will be wanting to try the recipe.

Just a heads-up: I tried to pin, and Pinterest couldn't properly connect for some reason. I don't know if it's a problem on their side, mine, or on your site. But I thought you might want to know!

TheBellyRulesTheMind

Monday 13th of June 2016

Kyla,

Sure would love to know your thoughts once you try the recipe. BTW, thanks for letting me know about the pinning scene. Appreciate it. I just tried pinning and it worked. May be you can pin it now.

Lauren

Sunday 12th of June 2016

Love this recipe! Paneer is my new favorite thing and I keep seeing it now that I've found out how much I love it!

TheBellyRulesTheMind

Monday 13th of June 2016

I have yet to come across a vegeterian who doesn't like tofu or paneer

theCuriousPixie (@theCuriousPixie)

Sunday 12th of June 2016

These look delicious! Definitely one to try for BBQ season.

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TheBellyRulesTheMind

Monday 13th of June 2016

theCuriousPixie, You are so right. It's a great summer recipe. Plus it's fuss free :)

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