Tofu Butter Masala

First day of the Blogging Marathon , which is in the 14th Edition and I have chosen Vegan Dishes. As mentioned in my previous post, it is quite tough to make the Indian dishes, which are already vegan so wanted to concentrate mostly on Paneer, which can be replaced by Tofu .

So here I am with the preparation of Tofu Butter Masala.

Ingredients : 

Tofu - 1 packet
Butter  2 tbsp
Onion  1 no.
Tomato  2 nos.
Cashew nuts  1/2 cup
Ginger small quantity
Garlic  small quantity
Red chili powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder  2 tbsp
Garam Masala powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Squeeze out the water in tofu and cut them into small cubes. 
Shallow fry them in Butter and set aside in a kitchen towel
In the mean while soak the cashew in hot water for about 30 mins and make a paste our of it
Microwave tomato, garlic, ginger and onion for 4 mins in high

Puree the sauteed onion and tomato into a smooth paste using a blender
In a wide skillet add a spoon of butter
When the butter is hot, add the tomato onion puree
Followed by the various powders mentioned above
Add the cashew paste to it at this stage.
Let the puree , powders and cashew blend well.
Add salt to taste

When the mixture comes to a curry consistency, add the fried tofu to it

Keep stirring till you feel the Masala has taken shape.

Serve it with Hot Chapati or Rotis
Healthy Tofu Butter Masala ready to be eaten. 
I had packed it to office for lunch

Check out what my fellow marathoners are cooking here


The Pumpkin Farm said...

this is indeed good option, the masala is soo good that whether you add paneer or tofu wont matter and the vegan folks can enjoy this dish as well

Chef Mireille said...

lovely color...I am so NOT a tofu person...but this does look tempting

vaishali sabnani said...

I love Vegan recipes..always in search of them..n this one is a real good one..thnx a ton!!

Archana said...

Nice touch adding Tofu. Love it

Jayanthi said...

Nice recipe Kamalika. I love tofu for paneer in any dish.

Jayashree said...

Nice one, Kamalika....looking forward to seeing what else you cook under this theme.

Prabha Mani said...

Colorful curry..Liked it!!Healthy one Looking forward to see more yum recipes here :)

Harini R said...

I was wondering if this can be vegan with butter in it..But otherwise this recipe is a keeper!!

Rasi said...

wow i love the creamy texture of the gravy :)

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Srivalli said...

Yes if you don't add that butter it fits the bill Kamalika, maybe you can just update the post with that pointers?

veena said...

Love this vegan recipe. Looks very inviting Kamalika

Anonymous said...

love this recipe....my fav

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Excellent way to eat Tofu. My friend once made it and I totally loved it.

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