Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tofu in a spicy gravy!

You are either a Tofu lover or you simply hate it- I have seen strong followers and avoiders of Tofu. I love tofu and believe that it can be cooked to make an avoider into a follower. My husband does not like tofu. So what do I do? Masquerade Tofu as paneer and cook it in a good spicy gravy and pass it on as paneer gravy. Verdict? Clean bowled! The dish was a huge success-

200 grams Tofu- not firm, a little crumbly (cut in cubes)
2 large onions- chopped 
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tomato- chopped
1 green chilli (cut in pieces)
1/2 cup yoghurt
coriander leaves - chopped finely (about 11/2 tbsp)
salt according to taste
cooking oil

Spices used-

1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 green cardamom
1 bay leaf


In a wok, add oil and once hot, add cardamom and bay leaf. Allow the oil to soak in the flavor of cardamom & bay leaf. Add onions with green chillies and fry them for couple of minutes. As the onions turn golden brown, add tomatoes with garlic and ginger. Cook them on a low flame for 5-8 minutes (till the tomatoes become mushy). Add garam masala, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well. Add 1/2 cup yoghurt and cook on a low flame for few minutes. Allow the yoghurt to absorb the spices and blend well with the mixture. Adjust salt according to taste. To make it into a good gravy consistency, add 1/2 cup of water and cook it on a medium flame. Add Tofu and allow it to absorb the gravy with spices. Gently mix it and cook for a couple of minutes. Don't over mix it as the tofu will crumble completely and become a paste. Add freshly ground pepper and sprinkle coriander leaves for garnishing. Serve hot!


  1. Would love to have it with rotis. yummy.

  2. My dad couldn't develop the taste for tofu...but i'm in for this healthy dish

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Very tempting and fabulous tofu.

  4. Perfect with phulkas.Delicious preparation.

  5. We are tofu lovers here and I would love to try this dish! It looks so pretty and full of flavor!

  6. Delicious tofu, goes awesome with rotis..

  7. Though I am not a big tofu fan ~ I like it cooked with some Indian spices. Your version sounds YUM!
    US Masala

  8. I am a fan of tofu. Its delicious!
    Your spicy tofu looks very, very good.

  9. I am often over the love/hate fence over tofu, but your presentation is mind-blowing delicious!

  10. not a huge fan of tofu but this version looks lip smacking suchu- am all for the spicy gravy !will try it out !

  11. Very healthy dish, I'm always on tofu side. I love tofu in any form.

  12. Looks wonderful& tempting and sure would have tasted good.

  13. Love that spicy gravy.....tofu looks yum....

  14. Chanced upon your space while blog hopping..nice space you have with wonderful collection of recipes..
    happy to follow u..
    do stop by mine sometime..:)

    Sunanda's Kitchen

  15. Great great Avatar dear!!! Sure the tofu wud have tasted divine. I'm here for the first time and wud love to visit ur blog often. Glad to follow u.

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