Tofu Lentil Kofta Bake

Fur Girl by Mark Ryden, via Non Solo Kawaii


This bake is a recipe from Now Vegan! by Lynda Stoner that I have tweaked just a little. It is comforting, belly filling and brimming with radness. Tofu is so, so good!

It reheats really well the following day, too; just cover the leftovers with foil, bake ’em for about 30 minutes and you are good to go.


Tofu Lentil Kofta Bake

What you need:

1 1/2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin
1 cup cooked brown lentils
1 x 250g block of firm tofu, pressed*
1 small brown onion, chopped finely
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp miso
2 tbsp soy sauce**
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp tomato paste
2/3 cup seeds (e.g sesame, pumpkin, sunflower)
sea salt & fresh black pepper to taste

What to do:

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Crumble tofu into a large bowl. Add all other ingredients aside from seeds, and mash together until well combined.

Spoon into a lightly greased baking dish and press down with a spatula. Sprinkle with seeds. Season with fresh black pepper.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until seeds are golden brown.

Serves 2-4.


* see Tofu 101 if you are new to the wonderful world of tofu pressing
** tamari for the gluten-free among us!



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