Crispy Baked Curried Tofu (Oil-Free)
Baked curried tofu has been a weekly staple of mine lately. It’s a great item for weekly food prep and works as a convenient source of protein in my daily salads. It also tastes great, has a great texture and is really easy to make!
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 more on pressing 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
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
…anything works really! What would you use??
Baked Curried Tofu
super easy to make
prep in minutes
perfect for adding protein to salads
add to my Thai Red Curry Cauliflower Rice
add to my Healthy Fried Cauliflower Rice
eat on it’s own as a healthy snack
- 1 package organic extra-firm tofu
- 1 few tablespoons of curry powder
- some garlic powder
- sea salt
- Cut the tofu into cubes, triangles or slabs.
- Add to a container with the spices and shake to thouroudly coat all the pecies.
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 20-30 minutes until crispy, flipping halfway through.