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Nectar Glazed Tofu

Nectar Glazed Tofu | Honey Glazed Tofu is a simple recipe where the tofu is marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce and pan seared until crisp.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Nectar Glazed Tofu
Servings: 4
Author: Srividhya G


  • Extra firm tofu – 1 block
  • Ketchup – 2 tbsps
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce – 2 tbsps
  • Red Chilli Sauce – 2tbsps
  • Truvía® Nectar – 2 tbsps
  • Rice Vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted sesame seeds – 2 tsps
  • Peanut Oil – 2 tbsps
  • Green onions and peanuts for garnishing


Prep – Work

  • I don’t have a tofu presser, so I usually drain the water and place in a plate. Cover it with three paper towels and place my heavy pans and hand mortar and pestle on top to drain the excess water.
  • After draining the water, chop the tofu into small cubes.
  • If required, roast the sesame seeds. I always have roasted sesame seeds handy.


  • In a wide bowl, mix the ketchup, low sodium soy sauce, red chili sauce, Truvía® Nectar and Rice vinegar.
  • Mix them well and now add the tofu cubes in them and toss them all together.
  • Make sure all the tofu cubes are marinated and coated with the sauce.
  • Let it marinate for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, heat a wide pan.
  • Add about 2 tbsps of peanut oil and once the oil is hot, slowly drop the marinated tofu cubes.
  • Drizzle about 3 tbsps of the sauce too.
  • As my pan was big, I added all the cubes at once. But you can add them in batches too.
  • Cook them on both sides, until the golden glazed crust forms. I cooked about 8 minutes on one side and 7 minutes on the another at medium heat.
  • That’s it. Yummy nectar glazed tofu is ready. Drizzle the roasted sesame seeds on top before serving.
  • Garnish it with peanuts and some green onions. This goes well with plain rice or noodles or fried rice. If you are serving with plain rice, you can heat the remaining sauce and serve along with the tofu.


When there is soy sauce involved, I try to skip salt and always I prefer low sodium soy sauce.
As I used ketchup and soy sauce, I didn’t use any salt. But you can add as per your preference.
While searing the tofu cubes, do not add more than 3 tbsps of the sauce.
I seared it under medium flame in a ceramic pan and it took about 15 minutes. But depending upon the pan and heat, the time varies. So please keep an eye and flip them when the crust starts to form.
Make sure you use the extra firm tofu.
You bake or broil these tofu cubes instead of pan searing.
Adjust the sauce measurement as per your preference.