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Tofu Taco
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5 from 2 votes

Tofu Tacos

Spicy marinated tofu served with gluten-free corn tacos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
For Tortillas:30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetiser, Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican, Modern
Keyword: Culinary Nirvana, Gayatri Singh, Gluten-Free, Gluten-free vegan recipes, Tacos, Tofu, Tofu Tacos
Servings: 4
Author: Gayatri Singh


  • Tortilla Press https://www.amazon.sg/Victoria-Tortilla-Pataconera-Seasoned-Flaxeed/dp/B00HWF6L54


For Tortilla:

  • 2 cups masa harina flour
  • 1 tbsp hot olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup boiling hot water you may need less or more

For Tofu:

  • 600 g firm and drained tofu cut in thick slices
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp gochujang chilli paste use normal mild chilli paste if you can't find.
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 2 tsp cocoamino sauce use soy sauce if you can't find it
  • 1/2 tsp or to taste salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp Breadcrumbs


For Tacos:

  • Add salt, hot olive oil to the flour and mix it with a wooden spoon till it resembles bread crumbs texture. Start pouring hot water whilst mixing the flour with the wooden spoon. You may not need all the water to form the dough.
  • Make a soft and pliable dough. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Divide the dough into 12-14 equal parts. For rolling the tortillas, use a tortilla press lined with 2 clean pieces of plastic or baking parchment. Put the dough ball and press to make round tortillas. You can also cut them with 15CM or 6 inch round cutter.
  • If you don't have the tortilla press, simply use 2 pieces of baking parchment to roll the tortillas and then cut it with the round cutter. Roast these tortillas on a cast iron pan or heavy non-stick pan for 30 seconds each side. Store it in a damp tea towel.

For Tofu:

  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned for tofu. Coat the tofu pieces with this sauce generously and let it sit for 10 minutes. Coat the marinated tofu pieces in the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat a heavy-bottom pan and pan-fry the marinated tofu pieces till they are crispy and golden brown from outside.


  • Place the pan-fried tofu in the tortilla (taco shell). Drizzle your choice of dressing, add some onions or grilled fruit. I used green apple, coriander and pickled onions. Serve hot.