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Apr 9, 2013

Tofu Mutter Masala / Tofu Peas Curry - Vegan & Healthy Side Dish!!

Hi friends due to some personal issues couldn't able to post any recipes here. Hope at least by this week will be regular to blogging (but not sure i can able to do it). Missed all your lovely recipes n but kept watching few of your recipes in FB but not bale to comment on any of your space. Plz spare me am getting back to routine after a small injury so it takes some time to join u all. Hope u understand me n my position :)
Now coming to today's recipe, completely a vegan, healthy n yummy side dish using Tofu and Green Peas. I rarely buy/make paneer for kids and mostly use Tofu in place of paneer. Tofu is rich in protein, vegan n low in calories. But Tofu doesn't tastes so good like paneer if u add it as such or plain tofu, so i used to toast/bake it with spices before adding it to the curry, by this way it tastes crisp, spicy n yummy with the curry. Give it a try, u will love it.

For spiced Tofu

  1. Extra Firm Tofu             14 oz pack
  2. Red chili powder     1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin powder         1/4 tsp
  4. Garam masala          1/4 tsp
  5. Salt         a generous pinch
  6. Oil          1-2 tsp
For curry
  1. Frozen Peas 1/2 cup
  2. Onion 1 big (finely chopped)
  3. Tomato 2 Big or 3 medium sized (finely chopped)
  4. Ginger Garlic paste     2 tsp
  5. Coriander leaves few(finely chopped)
  6. Cashew nuts       5 no.s
  7. Turmeric powder      1/4 tsp
  8. Chilli powder     1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder    1 tsp
  10. Cumin powder      1 tsp
  11. Kasoori methi/Dried methi leaves   1 tsp
  12. Salt    to taste
  13. Oil     1 tbsp + 2 tsp
  14. Cumin seeds     1/2 tsp

For Spiced Tofu
  • Press Tofu for 30 minutes to remove moisture(like u do for Paneer to set, place tofu in a plate and place another flat bottomed plate n keep some heavy weight material on it, to remove the extra water content) and Cube the tofu.
  • In a bowl place tofu pieces sprinkle spice powder and oil, mix it then leave it for 20 minutes.
  • After that heat a tawa, smear some oil and toast it till crisp and keep aside.

For Tofu Mutter Masala
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a non stick vessel add broken cashew nuts and fry light golden brown.
  • Then add the finely chopped onions, sprinkle some salt and fry till golden brown and add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell leaves.
  • Now add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute till it becomes soft and mushy.
  • Then turn off the stove and let it cool for few minutes and blend it to a fine paste.
  • Again in the same vessel heat another tbsp oil and add cumin seeds let it splutter then add the ground  paste (onion-tomato) and saute for few minutes.
  • Then add 1 cup of water cumin powder,chilli powder and coriander powder and enough salt mix well
  • Let it boil for about 7-8 minutes in a medium flame.
  • Then add some kasoori methi (crush it slightly) and add peas to the boiling masala.
  • Again let it cook for another 2 minutes till it become little thick  .
  • Now add roasted Spiced Tofu pieces and chopped coriander leaves and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • That's it...Flavorful & Delicious Tofu Mutter Masala Ready. Serve Hot with any Breads/Pulao.
With the same recipe/method, instead of tofu u can use paneer also or simply u can make it as a plain mutter masala.
Adjust spices to your taste.
Do not add more cashew nuts, in the end u can also add 1/4 cup of heavy cream/milk if u want your gravy to be rich.
I used fresh ripe roma tomatoes thats y my curry got nice vibrant color without the addition of kashmiri chilli powder.


  1. welcome back dear :) wow healthy and delicious recipe:) tempting me :)

  2. healthy gravy.. Love the tofu in curry

  3. Did miss u sangee! Was thinkibg about... Hope things will get back to normal....
    Curry looks very good.Tofu is always in my fridge, i mostly use tofu for our curry's.

  4. Looks delicious Sangee and get well soon dear.......

  5. Hope u r recovering akka. gravy looks so healthy and tempting

  6. Missed u dear lovely side. Your clicks are great as usual. Hugs

  7. Delicious n healthy curry Sangee...

  8. I love tofu and this looks super with curry gravy.

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  10. looks mouthwatering dear..yummy & fab clicks!!

  11. That was a super ome back akka, hoping to see you busy blogging again :) And yes as you said tofu tastes bland and I almost never use it in my preparations, I used to coat it with batter and deep fry them, but your idea seems much more easier... :) Will try this next time akka :) Lovely clicks especially the single tofu click super :)

  12. Great to see u in action,yummy tempting masala..lovely color and appetizing clicks :)

  13. gravy looks so good, will make it surely wih vegetables.

  14. It is great to see you back blogging, Sangee.. Healthy and flavorful curry

  15. Glad to see u back with a beautiful post, look at the colour of the curry, who can resist to it..very attractive.

  16. love the presentation..anyone would love to finish that beautiful bowl full to yummy curry

  17. Welcome back Dear!!! Such healthy replacement for paneer...yummy combo!!!

  18. Can you believe I have not tried tofu yet...everytime I see paneer and tofu side by side I pick the paneer packet and get home...Have to try it soon..This masala looks very delicious..perfect with rotis

  19. Glad to see u back Sangee, even I replace paneer with tofu, in most curries, the gravy looks so rich and delicious dear..

  20. wow this looks so tempting and delicious and beautiful clicks and presentation.. happy to see you back in action..

  21. Happy & speedy recovery to u :) And a healthy yummy tofu, an excellent substitute for paneer :)

  22. delicious looks masala... lovely color...

  23. Welcome back dear!curry looks so rich and creamy,perfect side for roti...

  24. Wonderful and rich gravy with tofu. Take care and get well soon

  25. it looks like chicken to me :) superb come back dear..

  26. Looks creamy and yummy. I have similar combo in my blog but that goes well with rice only. Like your creamy version.

  27. lovely pictures and yummy curry...

  28. Super-inviting... Looks so delicious and so healthy Sangeetha :-)

  29. wonderful recipe! gave it a try and was a success :) the only thing I did different was bake the tofu instead of toasting it on the tawa... thank you for sharing this!

    1. thanks for sharing your feedback, i too have tried this curry with baked tofu, either way tastes good :)

  30. Hey thanks for sharing..I tried it and it was a super hit!

  31. Thanks.. Gave it a try.. It was awesome :)

  32. I gave the recipe a try. We love tofu and this was awesome. Thanks

  33. Very nice quite flavourful, highly recommended! Thanks....


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