Tikka is the word for small chunks of food. In some regions, tikka takes it a step further to describe pieces of meat or vegetables marinated then baked in a tandoor oven or iron-skewers.

Juliana Hale
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
marinate:
30 mins to 1 hr
grill:
5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 skewers + 3/4 cup chutney
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Tofu Tikka Masala with Green Chutney

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  • Place Pressed Tofu, bell pepper, and onion in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, remove 1/2 tsp. zest and squeeze 2 tbsp. juice from lime. In a small bowl combine lime zest, 1 Tbsp. of the lime juice, 1/2 cup of the yogurt, 2 tsp. of the Masala, 2 tsp. of the ginger, the garlic, salt, and turmeric. Pour marinade over tofu mixture. Seal bag, turn gently to coat tofu and vegetables. Marinate in refrigerator 30 to 60 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, for green chutney, in a food processor combine cilantro, mint, and remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tsp. Masala, and 1 tsp. ginger. Cover and process until smooth, adding 1 to 2 Tbsp. water if needed to reach a sauce-like consistency. Season to taste with additional salt.

  • On four 10-inch skewers alternately thread tofu, bell pepper, and onion.* Grease grill rack. Grill skewers, covered, over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until tofu is golden and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning occasionally.

  • Serve skewers with green chutney and lime wedges.

Pressed Tofu

Drain a 14- to 16-oz. pkg. extra-firm water-packed tofu. Fold two paper towels into quarters. On a plate layer tofu between paper towels. Weight it down by placing a second plate on top and adding a pot or a few unopened cans of food to the plate. Let stand 30 minutes, replacing paper towels if they get completely wet.

*Tip

If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes. When adding the tofu pieces to the skewers, insert the skewers lengthwise.

Grill Pan

Or heat a greased grill pan or griddle over medium. Grill skewers 6 to 8 minutes or until tofu is golden and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (Tofu Tikka Masala with Green Chutney)

159 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 5mg; sodium 528mg; potassium 213mg; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 3g; sugar 5g; protein 17g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 1682IU; vitamin c 44mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 40mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 390mg; iron 4mg.

Masala

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  • Heat a 10-inch dry skillet over medium. Add spices. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant, shaking skillet occasionally. Cool slightly. Finely grind in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Store at room temperature up to 3 months. Makes about 6 Tbsp.

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