Deep Fried Tofu Balls

Deep Fried Tofu Balls

Deep fried Tofu Balls with a Lemon Tahini Sauce

Tofu is such an amazingly versatile food. I use it to create delicious main courses, mouth watering desserts and tasty dressings.  As tofu has no taste of it’s own, it takes on the flavours of the other ingredients.



1 tbsp olive oil

1 pack firm tofu

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 spring onions finely diced

1 carrot finely grated

Pinch sea salt

1 tbsp. shoyu

½ tsp umeboshi paste

2 tsp. freshly grated ginger juice

2-3 tbsp. buckwheat flour

Sunflower oil for deep frying

In a pan warm the olive oil and sauté the garlic then add the spring onions and carrot. Pop on the lid and cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.   Pat the tofu dry with paper towel and mash with a fork in a bowl.  Add the vegetables from the pan and the remaining ingredients and form into balls, wetting your hands now and again to stop the mixture from sticking.  In a heavy bottomed pan heat the sunflower oil, bring to correct temperature and deep fry the tofu balls.  Drain on paper towel and serve with the sauce drizzled over the top.

Lemon Tahini Sauce

Tahini is a thick, smooth paste made from ground sesame seeds.  Serve this sauce over cooked or raw vegetables, tofu, tempeh, or use as a dip or spread.

2 tablespoons of white miso

2 tablespoon tahini

½ teaspoon tamari, soy sauce

½ teaspoon lemon juice

Spring water

Add the light miso, tahini, tamari, lemon juice and water into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Variation – You can add chopped basil, parsley, or chives to the mixture.  Use barley, chickpeas or rice miso instead of a light miso for a different taste.

In good health



  1. Hi Marlene and Bill , great to see you are doing class In Glasgow, hope to see both in the not too distant future Love Maria

    • Hi Maria, Nice to hear from you, yes, classes are fantastic up here. Our Macrobiotic Coaching Course also running every 3 months, we not have students graduated in 17 countries who have come to study with us. Wonderful to see this growing. Love to you xx

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