Crispy Tofu Tikka Masala Tacos with Peppers, Onions, & Chilifire Crema

This gluten-free, easy, vegan tikka masala taco recipe is packed with delicious Indian flavors with a little street-style taco flair!

Course Main Dish, Tacos, Tofu
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Indian, Mexican, Vegan
Keyword easy tacos, tofu tacos, vegan tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 145 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 1/2 cup bell peppers , thinly sliced and halved (combination of green, red, yellow, & orange peppers)
  • 1 1/2 cup red onions , thinly sliced and quartered
  • 2 1/2 teasp Spicemode Tikka Seasoning
  • 1/4 teasp salt
  • 2 teasp cooking oil
  • fresh cilantro , finely chopped (for garnish)

For the Tofu:

For the Chilifire Crema:


To Prepare the Tofu:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the block of tofu into 1/2-3/4" cubes.
  3. Toss the tofu cubes with 1 tbsp Spicemode Tikka Seasoning. Next toss the seasoned tofu cubes with 1 tbsp corn starch (this step works best if you use your hands).
  4. Arrange the seasoned tofu cubes in a single layer on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crispy. Continue onto prepping the rest of the recipe while tofu bakes to save time.
  5. Remove from oven and set aside.

To Prepare the Chilifire Crema:

  1. Place all the ingredients listed above for 'Chilifire Crema' in a high power blender (such as a vitamix) If you're using a non-high power blender, it'll still work well but just be sure that the cashews have been soaking for 3-4 hours to ensure a creamy sauce.
  2. Blend until completely smooth. Adjust the amount of salt, lemon juice, or Spicemode Chilifire Seasoning if needed. Place in the fridge to cool completely until you're ready to serve the tacos.

To Prepare the Tacos:

  1. Heat 2 teasp cooking oil in large non-stick pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the sliced red onions and bell peppers and saute on medium-high heat, mixing frequently, until cooked and slightly charred.
  3. At this point, the tofu should be done (if not, turn heat off the pan and wait).
  4. Once the tofu is baked and crispy, remove from the oven and add it to the sauteed onion and pepper mixture.
  5. Combine and saute together on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Adjust the amount of salt if needed.
  6. Grill corn tortilla on both sides. Add a generous layer of the tofu-onion-pepper mixture in the center, followed by the cooled creamy Chilifire Crema. Garnish with some freshly chopped cilantro and serve!

Recipe Notes

Prep-Ahead Tip - make the tofu-onion-pepper mixture and chilifire crema and store in the fridge. Once you're ready to serve, simply heat up the filling, grill some corn tortilla, and assemble.


To make this dish in 30 minutes, you'll need to multi-task as indicated above. While the tofu is baking, prepare the chilifire crema and filling mixture.


For another side-dish option, the baked crispy tofu tastes great dipped in the chilifire crema!


Nutrition Facts
Crispy Tofu Tikka Masala Tacos with Peppers, Onions, & Chilifire Crema
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1460IU29%
Vitamin C 60.9mg74%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.