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Tofu 'Tikka' Salad

A quick and easy healthy salad that will feels good and is bursting with flavors
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time2 hrs
Total Time35 mins
Course: 5ingridientsorless, dinner, healthy, Indian, Lunch, lunchbox, Salad
Keyword: dinner, easy, healthy, indian, lunch, tofu, weekday
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the tofu

  • 14 oz medium hard tofu 1 pack
  • 2 tsp freshly grated garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder/ kashmiri mirch
  • 1 tsp coriander powder/ dhania
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves/ kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp greek yogurt see note
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour / besan see note

For the salad

  • 6 no small radishes
  • 3 cups salad leaves see note
  • 1 tbsp oilve oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp agave or honey

Instructions

Tofu

  • Drain the tofu from the water and press it down with a heavy object for 15 minutes to get rid off excess water.
  • Now cut the tofu into 3 inch cubes, sprinkle a tsp of salt and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk all the ingredients and only 1 tsp oil. Add in the tofu, toss lightly so as to coat the pieces well
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or upto 8 hours.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan preferably a cast iron, at medium high. Add the remaining oil and once hot, add the marinaded tofu.
  • Keep the heat at medium high and keep moving the tofu around till you see a nice crisp skin form.
  • Now reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 10 minutes and check for salt.

Salad

  • Wash the salad leaves. I like a mix of aragula and spinach but pick what is easy
  • Slice the radishes into thin circles.
  • Whisk in the dressing and taste to adjust seasonings.

Assembly

  • Toss the salad leaves and radish with the dressing and check for seasoning.
  • Arrange a generous serving in a bowl and top with the tikka tofu pieces.
  • Dig in!

Notes

  • You can always substitute regular yogurt for greek yogurt
  • Try and use a good spring mix for the crunch- I would avoid lettuce for this one