Vegan Tandoori Tofu Tikka Recipe

  • 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. Step 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. Step 2) In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the marinade. Mix well.
  3. Step 3) Dip tofu and peppers in the marinade and coat evenly.
  4. Step 4) Heat the grill and cook for 7-10 minutes until the sides begin to char.
  5. Step 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