Tangy Spiced Tofu Bites: Hot Or Cold, Your Choice

Spiced Tofu Bites

Speak of tofu and the carnivores in the family start to wrinkle their noses. My first five attempts at a tofu dish were rejected. Finally, when I experimented with a combination of lemon, tofu and Indians spices, I knew I had struck gold with these tangy spiced tofu bites. The fact they take such little effort to prepare was definitely an added bonus. I love how versatile tofu.  There are endless possibilities, especially with the firmer variety. I will keep coming back to this one for sure.


Tangy Spiced Tofu Bites


  • Tofu (the extra firm variety)- 250 gms
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice- 4 tablespoons
  • Coriander powder-1 teaspoon
  • Amchoor (raw mango powder)-1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Garam masala powder (or Cajun spice)-1.5 teaspoons
  • Red chili powder (optional)-1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil for shallow frying- 2 tablespoons
  • Smoked Paprika (optional) for garnish


  1. Cut the tofu into small rectangular or square pieces
  2. Mix all the powdered spices in one bowl and place the freshly squeezed lemon juice into another
  3. Place a flat non-stick pan on medium-high heat and smear it with half a teaspoon oil
  4. Dip the tofu squares one by one in lemon juice followed by the spice powder mixture making sure they are coated evenly
  5. Pan fry on medium heat till spices change color and fragrant, approximately 5-7 minutes on each side
  6. Serve hot as a snack or cold with salad


Calories (for 4 squares)- 125
Nutrition- Protein/Magnesium/Copper/Zinc/Vitamin B1
It does wonders for your- Memory/Nerves/Energy level/Gut/Quality of Sleep
This is “My 1 pm/3 pm Meal”



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