Recipes and Cooking Tofu Tikka Masala with Green Chutney Be the first to rate & review! 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. By Juliana Hale Juliana Hale Juliana Hale is a senior culinary specialist in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen with 20 years of experience in recipe testing and development. She works closely with AllRecipes, Forks Over Knives, Midwest Living, and Traditional Home overseeing testing in the test kitchen for those titles. Juli is an expert in all fields of cooking, but is particularly geeky about mixology and has taught her class, Fun with Sours, to internal staff and the AllRecipes Allstars. She holds an associate's degree in culinary arts and a bachelor's degree in food and beverage service management from the New England Culinary Institute. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on December 27, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 30 mins Marinate Time: 30 mins Grill Time: 5 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 4 skewers + 3/4 cup chutney Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 recipe Pressed Tofu, cut into 1 1/2x3/4-inch pieces 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 small red onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 lime 1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt 3 teaspoon Masala 3 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup packed fresh mint leaves Lime wedges Masala 2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 2 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper ¼ teaspoon cardamom seeds 4 whole cloves Directions 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. 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. Masala 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 159 Calories 7g Fat 11g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 159 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 5mg 2% Sodium 528mg 23% Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% Total Sugars 5g Protein 17g Vitamin C 43.9mg 220% Calcium 390mg 30% Iron 4.3mg 24% Potassium 213mg 5% Folate, total 40.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.