Pan fried and coated tofu stripes – Vegan

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Tofu one always thinks it tastes bland, which can prove wrong with this recipe. If you love spices and seeds, that would be enough to allow you to fall in love with this recipe. I have made this recipe several times lately and I have to say; it is my absolutely favorite tofu recipe! It is so easy to make and the flavors are just bursting in your mouth.

To ensure you have the crispiest fries possible, be sure to blot out as much moisture from the tofu as you possibly can.  Too much moisture = soggy fries, and we don’t want that!

Yields-3-4 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time- 10 minutes


  • Firm tofu- 1 package (250gms)
  • Corn starch/corn flour-3tbsp
  • Chickpea flour-1/4cup
  • Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
  • Cumin powder-1tsp
  • Chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Oil- for toasting

For coating:

Mixed seeds-1/2 cup


Preparing tofu:

  • Place tofu block onto a few paper towel or a clean kitchen towel. Then, cover with more paper towels or another kitchen towel. Place a weight on the tofu and let it sit for 15-20 minutes to soak out the water.

For the batter:

  • Whisk together chickpea flour, corn starch, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and water together in a shallow dish.

Place seeds in a plate or another shallow dish.

For coating:

  • Slice tofu into 8-9 strips, lengthwise, triangle or any desired shape depending on how thick you want it.
  • Heat skillet grease some oil over the skillet.
  • Then dip the tofu strip in the prepared batter and then roll into the seeds until coated.
  • Gently place tofu on the greased skillet and toast until crisp and browned on all sides.

Tofu fry1 Tofu fry2 Tofu fry3

Serve immediately with salads/dips


  • Paneer can aslo be used alternatively to tofu.
  • Spices can be personalised as per the taste.

I am bringing this recipe to Kimmy’s HVF#42


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on April 3, 2015, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Starters, Vegan. Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. Wow…looks awesome!!!

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  2. I love tofu! it’s cute the way you shaped these like lil dumplings too 😀


  3. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  4. This looks very appetizing, Chitra. Love the seeds coating too! I’m going to try this one.

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  5. Tofu… from bland to grand! 🙂


  6. Very creative, looks almost cheesy!


  7. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  8. Reblogged this on Encouraging Life and commented:



  9. Everything I like: easy, tasty, and visually appealing.


  10. I love how you’ve coated the tofu in seeds as well! Yum, this does look tasty 🙂


  11. Chitra – this sounds so good! I will definitely be making these soon =) Thank you so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays, I will be featuring this great recipe tomorrow. I am pinning this to the Pinterest Board as well. Thanks again and have a great weekend!


  12. This is a traditional Korean side dish. =) Without coriander.


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