Tofu Tikka Tacos – For Taco Tuesdays

Hello my wonderful readers!!

How art thou! Don’t we all love tacos? Mexican food is my favourite, maybe only second to Malayali food, but then again I love all kinds of food. We do not do tacos often cause I like to make my own taco shells and some times it needs a little more time than I have. The crisp hard kinds are a little more work so I like the soft tortillas. Also they are a little more filling :p

Tofu is my favourite alternative to meat. For the longest time I was hooked onto Paneer and I still like it once in a while but not with all the cream and butter and ghee. It just makes you feel like the white cartoon from the Michelin tyre logo. Oh, but that doesn’t mean I do not make it at all!! We do have a few recipes in the family and I will share them as we go along.  So this is what we had on Tuesday – Taco Tuesday! ha! Tacos are not really considered healthy but with less oil, no cheese and no meat I think this one qualifies as healthy right? What do you say?

Ingredients for the Tortillas 

  1. Plain Flour – 1 cup
  2. Water – 1 cup
  3. Oil – 3 tbsp
  4. Baking Powder – 1 pinch
  5. Salt – 1/4th tsp

Instructions :-

  1. I used the stand mixer with the dough hook but you can do it with in a bowl and knead it with you hand too
  2. Combine all the ingredients except the water and mix roughly
  3. Then pour little water at a time and knead to form a nice sticky dough. The dough should hold together as a ball but should be sticky too. Knead for a good 5 mins ( mixer on medium for 3 – 4 mins)
  4. Then cover the bowl and set aside to rest ( 1 hour)
  5. When you are ready to make your tortillas, divide the dough evenly and roll them out to small circles
  6. Heat a pan and place the rolled out dough over it. Fry one side for 1 -2 mins and then flip it over to cook the other side

 Tofu Tikka Masala

Ingredients :-

  1. Tofu – 1 pack ( I use silken extra firm)
  2. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Cinnamon Powder – a pinch
  5. Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Lime Juice – juice of 3 lime
  8. Curd – 1 cup
  9. Salt – 1 tsp
  10. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  11. Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
  12. Corn flour – 1 tsp

Instructions :-

  1. Cut open the tofu pack and drain out the water. Slowly remove the tofu and drain water completely. Now lay out a square cotton cloth on your kitchen counter and place the tofu brick in the centre
  2. Then fold the sides of the square to cover the tofu completely. Set a heavy plate over the covered tofu. This will help drain the tofu and also make it a little more firm. Leave the Tofu to rest for an hour
  3. Now in a separate bowl combine all the ingredients above. Mix well to form a nice thick paste
  4. Once the tofu is ready, cut into small cubes and gently add to the bowl with the spice marinade mix
  5. Make sure to coat all the tofu pieces evenly . Set aside to marinate for an hour ( I left it in the fridge for 3 hours)
  6. When they are ready, heat a pan and add 1 tsp of oil and fry them till golden brown on all sides. Divide the tofu into  two batches so you do not over crowd the pan
  7. Once the tofu is brown on all sides set  to rest on kitchen paper towels ( helps drains the excess oil)

Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

Ingredients :-

  1. Olive Oil – 1/2 cup
  2. Apple Cider Vinegar – 4 – 5 tbsp
  3. Salt – 1/2 tsp
  4. Pepper – 1 tsp
  5. Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Coconut Sugar – 1 tbsp

Instructions :-

  1. In a small bottle with a tight lid combine all the ingredients  except the cabbage, carrot and cilantro leaves
  2. Close the cap tightly and shake well for one min!
  3. In another bowl add the shredded cabbage, sliced carrot and chopped cilantro leaves
  4. Then pour the contents of the bottle ( vinaigrette) over the cabbage mix
  5. Give it a nice mix with a fork and it is ready!

To Assemble the Taco!

  1. First place the tortillas over a fat surface
  2. Then add the cabbage and carrot slaw
  3. Add the fried Tofu Tikkas and drizzle with some vegan mayo
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