Tofu Tikka is a healthier version of the very famous and much loved Indian Paneer Tikka.
By Sia Krishna
India is the largest milk producing country in the world, and therefore it is no surprising see Indians love for milk and milk produce. We begin our day with strong milky coffee or tea and integrate milk and milk produce in various food recipes. And our meal is incomplete without a glass of yogurt or buttermilk, either spiced with few green chillies, cumin powder etc or sweetened with sugar. Milk, yogurt, buttermilk, ghee, butter and cream are part and parcel of Indian meals. And there is one more milk product which we all love. It is Paneer or Indian cottage cheese used in very famous Paneer Butter Masala (Fried cottage cheese served in creamy and buttery onion-tomato gravy), Malai Kofta (Deep fried cheese dumplings in rich, creamy tomato gravy), Paneer Tikka (grilled paneer cubes marinated in spicy yogurt) and many more.
Tofu Tikka is a healthier version of very famous and much loved Indian Paneer Tikka. There is no compromise on taste or flavour and yet you have this much healthier food to indulge. Firm tofu used in this recipe easily absorbs all lovely flavours of aromatic spices. This recipe uses just bell peppers but you can also use other vegetables like onions, tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms or fruits like pineapple cut into cubes for different flavours. Thick yogurt or hung yogurt is used for marinating the tofu and bell peppers along with some freshly ground aromatic spices. You can use as little or as many spices as you like. If you don’t have some freshly ground spices in hand, just use some Garam Masala which is easily available at any Indian grocery stores and any other spices of your choice. The end result is smoky, delicious Tofu Tikka that teases and tantalises your taste buds. Serve them as finger foods or as a side dish with fresh Naan or Basmati rice, this Tofu Tikka is a crowd pleaser and sure to win many hearts. Be creative and serve it as a stuffing for sandwich or even wraps (use whole wheat pita bread or tortillas) with few salad leaves, tomato, onion and cucumber slices. You can also arrange them on few salad leaves and drizzle little bit of yogurt and mint sauce or sour cream on top to make a complete, healthy and nutritious meal.Print
Born in India and raised in fun and food loving family, Sia Krishna is currently living in UK with her better half and her two babies, one year old son and 5 year old blog Monsoon Spice. Her cooking style has strong root in Indian culture and at the same time embraces the world cuisine with equal passion. With never ending love for food, spice and life, Sia is passionate about making Indian food less intimidating which reflects in her food blog "Monsoon Spice", nominated for Top Food Mom Bloggers 2011 by Babble.