- 2 sheets Frozen puff pastry17.3-oz box, thawed
For the tofu scramble:
- 16 oz Tofufirm
- ½ cup Green peasfresh or frozen
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- 1 Red onionsmall, finely chopped
- 1 Jalapeño peppergreen, finely chopped
- 1 clove Garliclarge, grated or finely chopped
- 1-inch Fresh gingergrated or finely chopped
- 1 Tomatoessmall, chopped
- 1 tsp Ground coriander
- 1 tsp Red chili powder
- ½ tsp Turmericpowder
- Saltto taste
- 1 tsp Garam masalapowder
- 3 tbsp Cilantrofinely chopped leaves
- ½ Lemonoptional
For rolling the puff pastry sheet:
- All-purpose flour
For brushing the top, optional:
- Coconut oiluse if vegan, or melted butter or beaten egg
Indian Spiced Tofu Puff Pastry Braid
This savory Indian Spiced Tofu Puff Pastry Braid looks like it came straight out of a café. Flaky puff pastry dough stuffed with tofu, green peas, and Indian-inspired spices, then baked to golden perfection. Packed with plant-based protein, this puff pastry braid is an easy-to-make appetizer that disappears within minutes. Serve with a side of tomato sauce or ketchup. Simple and delicious.
This recipe is vegan if you skip the egg wash and use the vegan puff pastry. After you’ve completed your tofu puff pastry braid, use a pastry brush to brush a little olive oil over the top and bake! The oil allows for that crisp golden-brown crust. For this recipe, I use one box of frozen puff pastry, which has two sheets. So the recipe yields two tofu puff pastry braids and makes enough to feed a hungry family.
To make the Indian Spiced Tofu Puff Pastry Braid, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Indian Spiced Tofu Puff Pastry Braid
Boil green peas
Heat oil and add cumin
Add onions, chili, garlic, and ginger
Mix in spices
Add green peas and tofu
Add cilantro and lemon juice
Cut dough strips
Draw a rectangle into the center of the sheet leaving a 5-inch border on each side and a 1-inch border at the top and bottom of it. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to make diagonal cuts about 1 inch apart on both sides of the rectangle. Discard the 4 corners of the dough. Do not slice into the middle section.
Spread half of the tofu mixture evenly over the center of the uncut dough. To braid, fold the top and bottom of the pastry sheet over the tofu mixture. Start at one end, bring one strip at a time across the center, overlapping and alternating. Continue to form a braid. Press lightly to seal any loose puff pastry strips. Repeat with the second puff pastry sheet.
Vegan and delicious pastry! Thanks!
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