An easy plant-based ‘Fakeaway’ idea made with healthier ingredients – these curry spice tofu burgers are delicious & a great source of protein!

Curry Spice Tofu Burgers

I’m a huge fan of tofu – it’s a great plant-based source of protein + calcium, both of which can be lacking in many plant-based meals.

It’s also such a versatile ingredient, one that I’m always trying new ways to be creative with. I love coming up with fun, exciting/tasty ways to include it into healthy meals. Due to its high protein levels, it’s also an easy way to increase the protein content of a disg without adding processed fake meats. 

I made these tofu patties a while ago and they were a huge hit, so I decided to make something similar, but in burger form. 

Curry Spice Tofu Burger

Tofu has a reputation for being bland, but you can easily bring it to life. By using things like garlic, ginger, spices, nigella seeds, tomato puree and fresh coriander to pack in the flavour. I’m using Indian inspired flavours like garam masala, curry powder, nigella seeds and chilli to put an Asian spin on them. Great paired with some homemade Raita & mango chilli chutney. 

I usually eat two of these tofu burgers with a side of roasted vegetables & a dip like hummus or guacamole. Each burger offers 11g of protein, so eating two gives me 22g protein, which is the perfect amount for a meal. 

I also love making these curry spiced tofu burgers when I’m craving a takeaway on a Friday night, but want something healthier. Try them next time you’re looking for an easy speedy Fakeaway idea!

What you need to make these curry spiced tofu burgers:

Firm tofu – I like to use Tofoo as you don’t need to press it, which saves time. If you’re using other tofu brands, you may need to press it for 30 minutes. Make sure you read the preparation instructions on the back of the pack.

Onion & garlic – Onions & garlic are the backbone for most dishes, especially Indian cooking. They both add depth, richness, but also character to dishes.

Ginger – another staple in Indian cooking. It adds a fragrant zest to savoury dishes and compliments the spices so well in this recipe. 

Spices – I’m using garam masala, curry powder, paprika and chilli to add lots of aromatic flavours as well as heat.

Flour – this will help give the burger more body and make them hold better when cooking. 

Why you need to make these curry spice tofu burgers:

  • They’re made using healthier ingredients
  • Easy to make 
  • High in protein
  • Vegan 
  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free
  • Can be made gluten-free
  • Tasty + packed with flavour! 

Curry Spice Tofu Burger

I love making these tofu burgers as a healthier 'Fakeaway' on a Friday night. They're easy and quick to make, but also taste amazing! Each burger offers 11g protein, so they're an easy way to bump up your protein intake.
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4 Burgers
Calories 176 kcal


  • 280g firm tofu*
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp Fresh coriander
  • 4 tbsp plain flour**
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying

To serve

  • 2 tbsp Geeta’s Mango & Chilli Chutney
  • Tomato slices
  • 4 burger buns
  • 2-4 tbsp Raita (recipe below)


  • Blend up the tofu in the food process or until you have a texture that resembles ground meat. 
  • Transfer the ground tofu into a large bowl, then mix in the onions, garlic, ginger, spices, nigella seed, tomato puree and season with salt & pepper.
  • Fold in the chopped coriander and flour and shape into 4 burger patties.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a low/medium heat. Cook the patties for 3-4 minutes, then flip and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until browned and heated through.
  • To assemble the burgers – spread some of the raita dip on the bottom half of the burger buns, then top with the tofu burgers, tomato slices and mango & chilli chutney.


*Follow tofu pack instructions – I used afirm tofu that didn’t need pressing, but you may need to press your tofu for 30minutes depending on the brand you use.
** Use gram/chickpea flour or gluten-free oat flour for a gluten-free version


Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 11gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3882IUCalcium: 100mgIron: 2mg
Keyword healthy meals, healthy recipes, main meals, protein recipe, savoury recipes, tofu, vegan, vegan burger, vegetarian
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Here’s how to make the simple Raita recipe:

Simple Raita Recipe

A simple creamy Raita recipe that goes perfectly with the curry spice tofu burger. It can be made vegan with Greek style dairy-free yoghurt
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 100g Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp chopped cucumber
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Mix everything together in a bowl.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Keyword dairy-free, dip, sauce, vegan, vegan dip
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