300th Post: Tofu kale baked dumplings – Vegan

Kale tofu baked dumplings


This recipe is based on kale baked falafel which I made for wraps earlier (link). Now this time I included tofu and baked it. You can also easily use any vegetables if preferred and swap kale with it.

Health Benefits:

  • Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if it is steamed. Raw kale still has cholesterol-lowering abilityβ€”just not as much.
  • Kale’s risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer.
  • Kale is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body’s detoxification system.

This kale tofu balls are great by itself for the snacks and this goes well with pasta. (link)

Yields: 10-12
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 30-35 minutes


  • Firm tofu-250 gms (excess water squeezed out)
  • Kale- 100 gms
  • Minced garlic-3 cloves
  • Minced green chilli- 2
  • Bread crumbs- 1/2cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Olive oil-1tbsp +brushing


  • Place a large pot with 2-3 cups of water. Then place a steamer/colander to steam Kale for 4-5 mins.
  • Once cooled chop and keep aside
  • Pre-heat the oven at 180 deg, line and grease the baking tray with baking sheet and keep aside.
  • First squeeze out as much water as you can from the tofu block by rapping in a clean kitchen towel and placing some weight on it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then in a mixing bowl, crumble the tofu, add in bread crumbs, minced chilli, garlic, kale, salt and mix everything together and form a golf ball sized balls
  • Arrange it on the lined and greased baking sheet. (depending on how much water was squeezed out from tofu, if you want be able to form/mould balls can add more bread crumbs for binding)
  • Bake them in the oven for 30-35 minutes (time may vary from oven to oven so keep an eye and bake until golden)

Serve hot.


  • Onions/carrot can be included for variation
  • If the tofu has more liquid even after draining feel free to use more bread crumbs
  • These tofu balls can be deep fried for extra crispiness if desired

I am bringing this recipe to Annie’s VVLP#14


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on October 1, 2014, in Appetizers, International, Vegan and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. Congratulations and thank you for all of the recipes! πŸ™‚


  2. Congrats on 300th Post Chitra….Wow what an awesome journey you are making, totally inspiring πŸ™‚ Loved your addition of Tofu and Kale πŸ™‚ Awesome!!!


  3. Great job Chitra on 300th post!!! Cheryl


  4. 300 posts πŸ™‚ Wow ❀


  5. I have only had kale chips which were delicious, but have yet to actually cook kale at home. This recipe looks delicious as I love falafel and never thought to put kale or any leafy vegetable in it, what a great idea πŸ™‚


  6. Congrats on your 300th post. I love seeing your fantastic work!


  7. congrats!!! lets have 3000 more!!! your posts are amazing!!!


  8. These look so good and sound so healthy! Congratulations on your 300th post, too! πŸ™‚


  9. Nice combo of flaavours, taste and health… πŸ™‚


  10. Wow, congratulations on your 300th Post, Chitra πŸ™‚


  11. Hi Chitra– fun to find your blog!! My husband love falafel (& kale!)– This could be a big hit around here! thanks.


  12. Congrats for your 300th post …


  13. always so delicious and tempting, you are such a good cook!


  14. We are both on a kale kick! Yes, please! 😋


  15. Hello Chitra, congratulations on your 300th post! Great job and keep on making delicious food..:)


  16. Congrats on your 300th post! Keep those wonderful recipes coming…love your site!


  17. Yay for 300 posts! Going strong!


  18. So I cooked these the other night, very nice! I posted the results! Thinking about adapting it for burgers!


  19. Thanks a lot for your support and feel blessed .. Such a motivation and Encourgement.. Hope this recipe turned out well..await to hear from you


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