Tofu or bean curd is made of soya which is often used in Asian cuisine. It is a good meat substitute as well because it is high in protein. Tofu is also very versatile because it absorbs flavors easily. Tandoori tofu is a flavorful dish that you can eat with a salad or even snack on.
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 14oz. packages extra-firm tofu, drained
2/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
6 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
Preheat the grill to medium and grease it.
Place the paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, coriander, turmeric and cumin in a small bowl. After, heat the oil in a small skillet over medium heat. SautÃ© the garlic for 30 seconds and then add the spice mixture and lime juice. Stir well. Cook under low heat for 1 minute until the mixture sizzles and becomes fragrant. Â Remove from heat.
Slice the tofu block into 6 pieces. Pat them dry using paper towels. Brush both sides of the tofu slices with the spice and oil mixture. Sprinkle them with salt and reserve the remaining oil.
Grill the tofu for 2-3 minutes per side or until they have grill marks.
Combine the remaining spice oil mixture and yogurt in a small bowl. Garnish the tandoori tofu with fresh cilantro and serve with the yogurt sauce.
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