Vegan Tandoori Tofu Tikka

  • Yield:

    3 servings

  • Total Time:

    25 mins

  • Prep Time:

    15 mins

  • Cook Time:

    10 mins


  • For the Marinade:
  • ½ cup vegan, yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric, powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili, powder
  • 2 teaspoons tandoori, masala
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Press the tofu in kitchen towels and place a heavy weight on it to remove excess moisture. Set aside while preparing the marinade.
  2. In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the marinade. Mix well.
  3. Dip tofu and peppers in the marinade and coat evenly.
  4. Heat the grill and cook for 7-10 minutes until the sides begin to char.
  5. Remove from the grill and serve with sliced onion, chutney and ketchup. Wrap in a naan or serve along with some saffron rice.
  6. Notes: • Use super firm tofu to avoid crumbling. Press it between paper towels before using to remove extra moisture. • Greek yogurt substitute works best for the recipe. If using regular yogurt, drain in a muslin cloth set in a strainer before using. • The recipe doesn't need a lot of marinating time. If desired, the marinated tofu can be refrigerated overnight before grilling. • Use fresh vegetables if you like. Peppers, onions, corn, broccoli and cauliflower all work well with the tofu.
  7. By Smruti Ashar of