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Crispy Air Fried Tofu served in a bowl

Crispy Air Fried Tofu Bites

Crispy Air Fried Tofu is an easy & quick tofu bites recipe that's perfect for snacking or to top salads. These crispy air fried tofu has the right amount of crunch & soft interior & tastes so good when dipped in sweet chili sauce.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Air Fried Tofu, Crispy Air Fried Tofu
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Meghna Chakraborty



  • Begin by pressing the tofu with the help of your palm to extract the excess moisture completely. 
  • With the help of paper kitchen towels dry out any excess moisture from the tofu block.
  • Make about 1/2 inch cubes. Add the soy sauce, drizzle the sesame oil & the basil oil. Gently mix & let it sit for 15-20 mins. NOT mandatory step, you may skip. I skipped too!
  • Sift the cornstarch on the tofu cubes and toss them gently so that there's a thin single coating of cornstarch on the tofu cubes. 
  • Air Fry them at 370 F for 20 mins. Give them a good shake mid way that's after 10 mins.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!


  1. Just single coating of cornstarch is a must. A container with a lid & a sifter helps. Sift the cornstarch on the tofu bites & gently shake the container with the lid on to coat the tofu bites.
  2. If accidentally you add a little more cornstarch try to dust it off or else if you find it midway while air frying. Than, spray some oil and air fry the rest. 
  3. This will make them crispy rather than chalky.
  4. Every sir fryer is different so if you feel that 20 mins is not enough for the crunchiness do cook for a couple of mins more.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Air Fried Tofu Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.

Air Fryer used = 4 quart
PLEASE NOTE: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet or special diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator!


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 282mg | Sugar: 6g