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24 May, 2018

Vegan Tofu Steaks

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Vegan Tofu Steaks here I have marinated in Piri Piri and then toasted them. But you can grill them too!

Bean Curd, Steaks, Vegan, Protein Rich, Clean Eating

Vegan Tofu Steaks

Make these Vegan Tofu Steaks ahead and store them in an airtight container as they can be eaten plain, with a salad, in a sandwich or even added to any gravy of your choice.

In Blogging Marathon this week I am highlighting Pick one Protein Rich Ingredient and my star of the event is “Tofu” also known as bean curd.

Bean curd is relatively new in my household and like any other new thing, you love it or you do not.  My husband eats it while father -in -law and kiddo refuse it.

The reason I am introducing tofu in our diet is my hubby, we have had a change in our lifestyle. I am slowly phasing out Cheeses, butter, oils and refined flours.  These I am replacing with millets, salads, and low-fat foods. I cannot stop it completely right now if not the rest I will be the one with withdrawal symptoms.

To make tofu soymilk is coagulated and then curds are pressed into soft white blocks. Again, this can be soft, firm, or extra firm depending on the water content in the bean curd.

The protein content in  Tofu is high and the calorific values are surprising low. It is high in iron, and it can have a high calcium or magnesium, depending on the coagulants used in manufacturing.

The flavour of tofu is subtle and is used in savoury and sweet dishes.  An important component in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines it is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish.

So let us get down to Vegan Tofu Steaks without much ado.

Bean Curd, Steaks, Vegan, Protein Rich, Clean Eating

Vegan Tofu Steaks

Vegan Tofu Steaks

  • Serves: 6 pieces
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10-15 minutes
  • Passive time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams   tofu firm
  • 1 tbsp Irish cream (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Piri Piri masala
  • 1/2 tsp parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chives chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp oil (I use rice bran oil)
  • 1/2 tsp oil to grease the pan

Method:

  • Remove the tofu from the packaging and put a heavy object on it. I used a big vessel then added my mortar and pestle for about 5 minutes. (see notes )
  • Cut the tofu in thick 1/4 inch thick blocks. I have cut them lengthwise.
  • Mix all the marinade in a big flat-bottomed bowl. The Piri Piri has salt and hence I have not added.
  • Dredge the tofu in the marinade and set aside to marinate for at least 1/2 an hour. I left mine overnight.
  • When ready to serve grease the pan with the oil and lay the tofu slices on the pan.
  • Heat the tofu until it browns to your satisfaction. Flip and fry again on the others side.
  • I have left them soft as we prefer them soft but you can fry till crisp on both sides.
  • Serve on a bed of salad. I have used mushrooms marinated in Piri Piri and cooked in its own juices,  red cabbage and tomatoes.

Notes:

  • You could then wrap the block of tofu in a kitchen towel and still let it drain for say 30 minutes after which you can squeeze the water out holding the tofu lengthwise in your palms and pressing. I did nothing of this but straight cut it up.
Bean Curd, Steaks, Vegan, Protein Rich, Clean Eating

Vegan Tofu Steaks

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Vegan Tofu Steaks
Vegan Tofu Steaks here I have marinated in Piri Piri and then toasted them. But you can grill them too!
Bean Curd, Steaks, Vegan, Protein Rich, Clean Eating
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Bean Curd, Steaks, Vegan, Protein Rich, Clean Eating
Instructions
  1. Remove the tofu from the packaging and put a heavy object on it. I used a big vessel then added my mortar and pestle for about 5 minutes. (see notes )
  2. Cut the tofu in thick 1/4 inch thick blocks. I have cut them lengthwise.
  3. Mix all the marinade in a big flat-bottomed bowl. The Piri Piri has salt and hence I have not added.
  4. Dredge the tofu in the marinade and set aside to marinate for at least 1/2 an hour. I left mine overnight.
  5. When ready to serve grease the pan with the oil and lay the tofu slices on the pan.
  6. Heat the tofu until it browns to your satisfaction. Flip and fry again on the others side.
  7. I have left them soft as we prefer them soft but you can fry till crisp on both sides.
  8. Serve on a bed of salad. I have used mushrooms marinated in Piri Piri and cooked in its own juices, red cabbage and tomatoes.
Recipe Notes

You could then wrap the block of tofu in a kitchen towel and still let it drain for say 30 minutes after which you can squeeze the water out holding the tofu lengthwise in your palms and pressing. I did nothing of this but straight cut it up.

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Vegan Tofu Steaks

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33 thoughts on : Vegan Tofu Steaks

  • May 25, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Good job with the diet archana! Ur doing great! Wish i had half the discipline u have! Lol
    Loving this tofu recipe… simple and nice!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 27, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      You forget dear I am double your age. I need to take care. 😀

       
  • May 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    You have a flavorful marinade there, Archana. Tofu steaks look amazing.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 27, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks, Usha.I am thrilled when you say they look amazing. Thank you, thank you

       
  • May 26, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I make a similar version with paneer and my daughter loves it. Your tofu along with the salad looks amazing Archana.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 27, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      I will try with paneer now that you mention it Gayatri. Thanks.

       
  • May 27, 2018 at 3:53 am

    I have never had tofu by itself. It is usually one of the ingredients in a dish. Using it as the primary ingredients is such a nice idea! You have plated it so well! Looks appetizing!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 27, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you Varada.

       
  • May 27, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Super like, i love this incredible vegan tofu steaks. And that plating looks absolutely prefect, feel like finishing that plate.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 27, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Aww! Thanks Priya. You rock.

       
  • May 28, 2018 at 12:09 am

    What a delicious and healthy preparation Archana. I wish I could some tofu here. Making a lifestyle change is tough initially but in the long beneficial for all.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 29, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      You can make it at home Mayuri. Will update you.

       
  • May 28, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    I have heard that going totally low fat can play havoc on your hormones, so please do take care… our body does need a level of fat to survive, so the best is to get it through clean sources… just my opinion 🙂 The steak of tofu on that salad looks so delicious… I have never cooked with tofu, but I have heard it tastes close to paneer… must try sometime when I am in a mood to experiment…

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 29, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Can you catch me going totally with oil? We will not this is a side to the main meal. But Rafeeda thanks so sweet of you to think so positively about lack of oil. 😀

       
  • May 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    This is a great pick Arch. When I tried tofu many years ago, even I didn’t like it and haven’t gone back to it. So there was no question of the family liking it or not. I should try it again as the kids are grown up and they may like it. The whole plate looks very inviting!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 29, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      😀 If your kids like paneer then they will like this Valli. Mine dont.

       
  • May 29, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Love the flavors goes into that marination, the tofu must be so flavorful with those marination. Looks delicious and love your presentation.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 29, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks, Sandhiya.

       
  • May 30, 2018 at 7:37 am

    We love Tofu in all its variety. I need to hop onto the piri piri masala and try this variation. Love the salad components as well.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 31, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Do try Harini.

       
  • Sowmya
    May 30, 2018 at 9:38 am

    That tofu looks fabulous Archana. Love your pics!!!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 31, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks, ma’am.

       
  • May 30, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    This tofu steaks looks so so yummy…you are tempting me to add tofu in my cookin…awesome … Bookmarking it

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 31, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Do add Renu. It tastes just like paneer.

       
  • May 30, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Tofu steaks look fabulous..they are really inviting, very well presented the whole platter sounds like a perfect meal. super Archana.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 31, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks, Vaishali.

       
  • May 31, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Oh my, that tofu steak looks absolutely delicious. Piri piri masala that you used to marinade tofu in sounds yummy!!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 6, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you.

       
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  • June 7, 2018 at 1:06 am

    whole platter looks amazing – if only I liked tofu 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 14, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      try with paneer or chicken Mir.

       
  • sapana
    June 9, 2018 at 2:45 am

    I am literally drooling over the tofu skewers, sounds super inviting.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 14, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you, Sapana.

       

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