Crispy Tofu Bites

Crispy Tofu Bites

These crispy tofu bites are a breeze to prepare with simple ingredients but what puts them over the edge is the Tomato Achaar labne on top. They consistently hit the mark, pleasing even those who aren't usually fans of tofu!

Serves 4


16 oz extra firm tofu, strained 

1/4 cup cornstarch

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 

1 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

2-3 tablespoons oil

Brooklyn Delhi Tomato Achaar 

greek yogurt or labneh 

chopped cilantro 


Start by removing the tofu from its container and lightly dry it with a paper towel. You want the tofu to be moist, but not soaking wet. Set aside. 

Add the cornstarch, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a mixing bowl and whisk them together. 

Cut the tofu into evenly sized triangular or rectangular pieces and coat each tofu piece in cornstarch mixture very well. 

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Once it has warmed for about 1 minute, add in the dry tofu pieces. 

Pan-fry the tofu slices for about 5 minutes on each side until crispy and browned. Then, carefully rotate each piece with a spatula to cook on the next side. Do this 4 times to get all of the sides browned and crispy. 

Remove the tofu pieces from the pan and top with Tomato Achaar and greek yogurt/labneh. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve immediately! 

Alternatively, you can make a dip using the yogurt and Tomato Achaar for guests to dip the tofu bites into.