Vegan Tandoori Tofu Tikka

  • 3 servings
  •  25 mins
  •  15 mins
  •  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


Press the tofu in kitchen towels and place a heavy weight on it to remove excess moisture. Set aside while preparing the marinade.

In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the marinade. Mix well.

Dip tofu and peppers in the marinade and coat evenly.

Heat the grill and cook for 7-10 minutes until the sides begin to char.

Remove from the grill and serve with sliced onion, chutney and ketchup. Wrap in a naan or serve along with some saffron rice.


• 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.

By Smruti Ashar of