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Tofu and Sweet Potato Snack Recipes

One of the things I love about cooking is the endless possibilities it offers us. Knowing recipes is one thing and creating something extraordinary out of them by introducing our personal tweaks is another. Retaining originality is one thing and mixing it up by infusing new flavours is another. I like to surprise my tongue with my experiments (which thankfully turn out well most of times ;-)) and my family’s always game too. 🙂

Vegetarians have a bit of a struggle in getting the required quantity of protein in their diet. The options are limited and for a mother it gets all the more challenging to make her kids get their daily fill. Oh how kids (or even adults) turn their noses up at the sight of sprouts or soya! However, enterprising cooks know how to cheat their way into health. 😀

I’m sharing three simple yet fun recipes today which have the goodness of Tofu and sweet potato. Tofu is a great source of protein, iron and calcium while sweet potato, a favourite of most kids, is high in fibre and potassium. I tried this unusual combination and loved the way it turned out. Hope you will too.

All these recipes are made for the measure of 100 grams of tofu and 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes which are boiled/baked as required.

Mint flavoured tofu and sweet potato in soy sauce:

1. Cut tofu in half inch cubes and dice baked sweet potatoes in roughly the same shape and size. Toss them in a pan with some oil or butter till they turn slightly brown. Remove from flame.

2. Add some oil to the same pan and when hot add some finely chopped garlic to it. Once garlic is brown add half cup finely chopped mint and one cup finely chopped coriander to it.

3. Stir fry them till they lose their moisture and get slightly crisp. Now add some red/green chilly sauce, soy sauce, sugar and salt to the mixture. Let it all come together well and cook it for 2-3 minutes.

4. Now add the tofu and sweet potatoes to it and toss them all together. Let them cook for 3-4 minutes to let the flavours blend well.

This dish is a good option for a starter. You can also enjoy it with Hakka noodles or Fried rice as an accompaniment.

Garlic-flavoured tofu and sweet potato Dosa stuffing:

1. Heat oil in a pan and add some finely chopped garlic to it. Once it loses its raw flavour add chopped green chillies and onions and fry till it turns translucent.

2. Now add tofu (finely chopped or crushed) and boiled and mashed sweet potato to the pan. Season it with salt and black pepper powder. Adding turmeric is optional, I chose not to.

3. Stir the mixture well and add chopped coriander and lemon juice to it. Cook for 3-4 minutes and then turn off the flame.

Luckily for me, garlic in dosas is not sacrilege. Although I love the traditional potato stuffing in dosas of late I’ve enjoyed using paneer, rice vermicelli, etc stuffing too. You may skip the garlic if you like but the rest of the recipe could work for you. Also, feel free to add veggies to it.

Tofu and sweet potato tikkis:

1. You can also make tikkis with the same mixture. Shallow fry them in a pan and relish them with some dahi, mint chutney and imli chutney.

2. Garnish with sev and chat masala.

Hope you liked these recipes as much as I did. My family often insists me to make some or the other variation of tofu and sweet potato for them now. Healthy, nutritious, simple and yummy, what else do we need food for? Oh wait, low in calories too! 🙂 😉

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19 Comments

  1. All my life masala dosa has just been potato masala filling. I’ve never thought of trying anything else. But the idea of Tofu and sweet potato is definitely quite intriguing. And the Tikkis – they definitely sound like must try.

  2. Such innovative recipes! I’m not very fond of the taste of tofu but i’m sure if i try these unique recipes i’ll enjoy the taste.

  3. Akshita lakhotia says:

    Delighted to see the diverse combination will try the three recipes

  4. just loved each and every recipe mentioned, but would definitely like to give Tofuu and sweet potato tikkis a try at the earliest.

  5. This is such a yummy innovative dish. Would love to give it a try. An brilliant was to include tofu into the diet. Thanks for the detailed recpie

  6. Tofu is my favorite and this recipe is going to be hit in my house. Gonna try it soon.

  7. Hi Varsh,

    This looks like a unique combination. Potato sure is a universal vegetable. It can be added in so many different combination. This one looks good.

    Thanks for sharing, have a good day. 🙂

  8. I had never tried sweet potato and tofu together. The 1st recipe reminded me of manchurian and so easily kids can eat it with hakka noodles. Perfect nutrition for them. Tikki’s also sound interesting.

  9. I want to say varsha, kitna ullu banaoge baccho ko. jokes apart ,mom have to try tricks to make kids have good protein in their diet

  10. Tofu and sweet potato sounds like an interesting recipe.Chaat masala will defonitely be a yumm addition.I will make it this weekend

  11. These are some quirky recipes that seems simple and yummylicious,Varsh. I am gonna try this Garlic-flavoured tofu and sweet potato Dosa stuffing firstly… 🙂

  12. I love eating tofu! They are so yummy! And soy sauce? That is my favourite sauce! I am surely going to try this at home this weekend! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  13. Tofu is a very healthy alternative for vegetarians and these recipes sound yummy. My mouth is watering right now. I am surely trying them.

  14. Khushboo says:

    I am not that fond of tofu but these recipes looks amazing. I might give it a try sometime soon thanks for sharing this recipe.

  15. Nisha Malik says:

    Now that’s a new version of masala dosa that you have introduced to me. Definitely trying it at home. My son loves having dosa

  16. This is such a brilliant idea to include healthy tofu into the diet. Will try it out. Thanks for sharing the detailed dish

  17. preety85 says:

    For me tikki are the best way to feed veggies to my fussy eaters. This tofu and sweet potato tikki seems a great option to give my kids protein riched food.

  18. I love tofu but not a fan of sweet potato. However the first recipe looks very intriguing and am going to try…

  19. I have tried Sweet Potato filling in Dosas, and it takes it to another level of deliciousness!
    Looking forward to trying out your other suggestions as well.

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