For the Tofu:

  • 2 packs of extra firm Tofu (about 560g)
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 tbsp Gram flour
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 100g sesame seeds - get black and white to make them look super cool!
  • Oil for shallow frying - I use half rapeseed and half sesame

For the Sauce:

  • 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp maple syrup


  1. First cut the tofu into small triangles about 1.5cm thick.
  2. Place in a shallow dish in a single layer and pour over 100ml of the soya sauce and leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  3. While the tofu is marinading make the batter by mixing together the Gram flour, garlic, nutritional yeast, 1 tbsp soya sauce and water in a small bowl until there are no lumps.
  4. To make the dipping sauce whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  6. Pour the sesame seeds onto a plate.
  7. Shake off any excess soya sauce from a piece of tofu, dip into the batter to coat, letting any excess fall back into the bowl.
  8. Drop the tofu onto the sesame seeds and turn to coat. Fry until golden on all sides. Drain on kitchen paper.