Tofu tacos with Cilantro sauce

Tofu Tacos with Cilantro Sauce

Tofu Tacos with cilantro sauce arranged to serve.
Tofu Tacos with Cilantro Sauce

Tofu Tacos with Cilantro Sauce

Recipe by SindhuCourse: MainCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Medium


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  • for Marination
  • 75g firm Tofu ( 1/2 block of Tofu )

  • 3-4 tbsp of firm plant-based Yogurt ( flavorless )

  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger Paste

  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Paste

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Red Chillies Powder ( or paprika )

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds powder

  • 1/2 tsp dry Mango Powder

  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder

  • 1/2 tsp dried Mint leaves ( or fresh )

  • for Filling
  • 1/2 Red Onion, finely chopped

  • 1 medium Roma Tomato, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup Tomato Paste

  • 1/2 Bell Pepper, sliced

  • for Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, fresh. (with stems)

  • 5-6 Mint Leaves, fresh

  • 1 hot pepper or 1/2 Jalapeno 

  • 3 tbsp plant-based Yogurt

  • for Toppings
  • Fried Onions

  • 1/4 cup Bread crumbs

  • 1/4 of Tofu block ( 35g Tofu )

  • 2 tbsp Chickpea or White Flour


  • Marinate Tofu – cut tofu in cubes and transfer to a large bowl, add yogurt, ginger, garlic paste, salt, chillies powder, cumin powder, dry mango powder, coriander powder, dried mint leaves. Mix well and keep aside or in refrigerator for 20-30 mins.
  • In mean time prepare sauce. 
  • For sauce, add cilantro, mint, hot pepper in a blender and blend to smooth paste (add 1 tsp water if needed). In a small bowl, add 3 tbsp yogurt, 2 tbsp of blended cilantro paste and mix well. Cilantro sauce is ready to use! ( add more or less blended paste to yogurt based on your taste )
  • Once marination time is over, in a frying pan, add 2 tbsp of cooking oil. When oil is hot, add finely chopped onions and fry till onions turn translucent. Add chopped tomato, tomato paste and cook for 5 mins on medium.
  • Add marinated tofu to frying pan and mix well. Cook on medium heat for 10-15 mins or till filling thickens. 
  • Add slices bell pepper before turning off flame. Filling is ready!
  • For toppings apart from fried onions, we prepared fried tofu.
  • For fried tofu, dice tofu to small squares. In a small bowl, add chickpea or white flour, 2 tsp water and mix to get smooth paste. In another small bowl or plate take bread crumbs.
  • Dip dices tofu into flour paste and then into bread crumbs and deep fry in oil till they turn red in color. (fried tofu is optional topping)
  • Arrange the taco by applying sauce at the bottom, adding filling and then topping with fried onions and fried tofu.
  • Can use corn taco or white flour taco base.
  • Serve warm!


  • If vegetarian, replace tofu with paneer and plant-based yogurt with normal yogurt.

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