Tofu Masala - from edible garden

I am not too fond of tofu/bean curd , but I try to include it in my diet as it is considered to be a healthy soya product. I once made a spicy curry with it and it was just ok. Then I found out that it could be used a substitute for paneer. So I made Palak tofu once and that tasted really good. Then recently I came across paneer butter masala recipe- restaurant style in Edible garden where Nags had substituted paneer with tofu and I thought it was an excellent idea. I tried her recipe with some really minor changes and it tasted awesome. Thanks for the recipe Nags!!

Tofu Masala - from edible garden
Tofu Masala - from edible gardenI am not too fond of tofu/bean curd , but I try to include it in my diet as it is considered to be a healthy soya product. I once made a spicy curry with it and it was just ok. Then I found out that it could be used a substitute for paneer. So I made Palak tofu once and that tasted really good. Then...

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinenorth indian
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Firm Tofu
200g
Oil
1tbsp
Oil/butter- (I used oil)
1tsp
Onion- finely chopped
1
Ginger garlic green chilly paste
1tsp
Tomato puree- I used large tomatoes. Blanched and then blended.
2
Turmeric powder
1tsp
Red chilly powder
1tsp
Salt
to taste
Coriander powder
1tsp
Garam masala
1tsp
Kasuri methi
1tsp
Milk /cream- ( I used milk)
1cup

Steps

  1. Cut the block of tofu into small cubes. Shallow fry them in oil till they turn a golden brown. Keep them aside
  2. Heat oil or butter in a pan. Add the ginger garlic or green chilly paste followed by onions. Saute till they turn translucent. Add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and kasuri methi. Mix well and then add the tomato puree. Keep stirring in between and cook for around 10 minutes till the tomato appears nicely cooked and blends with the spices. Add milk or cream. Mix well. Last add the fried tofu and cook for 5 more minutes.
  3. Serve with chapatis.
Tofu Masala - from edible garden
Tofu Masala - from edible garden