Crispy Baked Curried Tofu
This baked curried tofu is easy to make in the oven and perfect for adding to salads and bowls. This recipe is vegan and oil-free.
If you’re new to cooking with tofu you’ll see a number of different varieties of tofu in the store. Depending on what you’re making, you may want to press your tofu first.
You can read this post for how to press tofu. Pressing tofu removes excess water and allows the tofu to absorb more flavour as it cooks.
- extra-firm tofu: my preferred variety because it holds its shape well and is perfect for slicing, cubing, frying, crumbling and baking, great in soups, curries or own its own and perfect for tofu scrambles, doesn’t absorb flavour as well as a softer tofu though
- firm tofu: similar to extra-firm but will absorb more flavour, use as you would extra-firm tofu
- medium tofu: denser than soft or silken tofu but not as hardy as firm and extra-firm, typically used in dishes like miso soup
- silken tofu: undrained and unpressed so it has a higher water content than other varieties, typically used for desserts, smoothies, dressings and sauces, also a good substitute for eggs in baking
- soft tofu: great for dressings, sauces, dips and desserts, can be use the same way as silken tofu but is slightly less smooth
- dessert tofu: soft tofu with flavour added, typically eaten on it’s own but can be added to recipes such as baking, smoothies and raw desserts
Read more about tofu in my guide to tofu and tempeh.
This baked curried tofu is barely a recipe…I’d say it’s more of a how-t0 for an easy, high-protein vegan snack. Simply cube tofu, mix with spices and bake until crispy. It’s so easy and so yummy! Feel free to try this method with your favourite spices, anything goes!
Baked Tofu Spice Ideas
- turmeric and cumin
- sea salt and back pepper
- cayenne and garlic powder
- chili powder, black pepper and paprika
- ground ginger, sea salt and garlic powder
Baked Curried Tofu
- high protein
- super easy to make
- prep in minutes
- perfect for adding protein to salads
- add to Thai Red Curry Cauliflower Rice
- add to Healthy Fried Cauliflower Rice
- eat on its own as a healthy snack
- Cut the tofu into cubes, triangles or slabs.
- Add to a container with the spices and shake to thoroughly coat all the pieces.
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 20-30 minutes until crispy, flipping halfway through.
Keywords: baked tofu, oil-free, easy, basic