This delicious creamy tofu curry can be made in just about 15 minutes. No chopping onions, no making ginger garlic pastes, no complicated stuff. Just simple steps and delicious results!!
It is an easy vegan dish you can throw together quickly as a Meatless Monday idea or if you are a vegan/vegetarian like me, any day of the week :).
Do you have these items + some spice powders in the pantry? – If yes, then you are good to go…
Use canned tomatoes that have peeled tomatoes for best results. They taste much better and smoother than the regular canned tomatoes. They may be a bit pricier, but so worth it!!
This is all the chopping needed – really!!
Pretty straightforward after that…Marinate the tofu pieces in the spices
Shallow fry the marinated pieces in oil…
Now it is time for the ‘magic sauce’ – Pureed canned tomatoes and coconut milk – That’s it!! That’s the magic sauce!! Add ‘magic’ sauce to the tofu pan, a touch of garam masala, let it come to a boil and you are done!!
This dish is:
- Super easy to make
- Minimal prep work
- One pot dish
- Creamy + Tangy
- Very satiating
This easy vegan creamy tofu curry recipe can be made within 15 minutes. Serve this curry with a flatbread or on a bed of rice to soak up all the yummy goodness!!
- 1 Pack Firm Tofu (14 oz, 400g)
- 1.5 cups Peeled Tomatoes (from can)
- 1/4 cup Thick coconut milk
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin Powder
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 3/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala
- 1 tsp Sugar
- Salt to taste
- Chopped coriander
Drain tofu from packet. Chop into bite-size pieces. Marinate tofu pieces in Coriander +cumin +turmeric+chili powder in a bowl for a few minutes.
In the meanwhile, puree 1.5 cups of canned stewed tomatoes and 1/4 cup thick coconut milk in a blender.
Heat oil in a shallow pan. Add the marinated tofu pieces to hot oil. Work in 2 batches depending on the size of the pan. All the tofu pieces must be in contact with the bottom of the pan.
Give it 2-3 minutes to sizzle in the pan, release its water and shrink in size. Gently turn pieces to evenly fry them. Keep heat at medium to ensure good caramelization, but no burning.
Add tomato + coconut milk sauce to pan. Let it come to a boil. Add salt, sugar, garam masala and chopped coriander. Mix and Serve!!
I hope you get a chance to make it. Do you like tofu? Are you a fan of quick and easy dishes? Add your comments below.