Mar 232015

‘Tofu’ is like paneer but made from soy milk. It is good in protein and a good healthy vegetarian option to use in koftas, starter recipes and gravy curries.

I have shared few of my recipes with tofu like – Tofu tikka, tofu bhurji .

Today’s recipe is an appetizer or can be had as a snack too. It can be made quickly whenever your kids come from school or when you need something for unexpected guests.


Serves: 2

Cooking time: 15 mins

Preparation time: 10 mins


Firm Tofu – ¼ cup (crumbled, I used Chetran’s tofu)

Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)

Aloo or potato – 1 small (boiled, peeled and mashed)

Mutter or green peas – 1/8 cup (boiled)

Green chili – 1 (very finely chopped)

Coriander or dhania powder – 1 tsp

Dry mango powder or amchur – 1 tsp

Cumin or jeera powder – ½ tsp

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp

Vinegar or lemon juice – few drops

Salt – to taste

Water – 2 or 3 tbsp (to be able to shape into koftas)

Oil – to shallow fry



  1. Into a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except water and oil. Combine well.
  2. Prepare kofta shaped balls from the mixture; add 1 or 2 tbsp water if the mixture is too dry.
  3. Heat the oil for shallow fry and on a medium-low flame; fry the koftas till they are crisp and deep golden brown in color.
  4. Squeeze a little of lemon juice over them and serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.IMG_2976

  2 Responses to “Tofu Nuggets”


    Wow, they look delish! Tofu is such a soft and tricky ingredient to work with; thanks for sharing this great idea! 🙂


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