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May 28, 2013

Tofu Tikka Masala / Vegetarian Tikka Masala

One of my friend requested me to share a easy curry recipes using Tofu. To her request few weeks back i made this very popular n our family favorite Tikka Masala using Tofu - Tofu Tikka Masala. This Tikka Masala recipe is slightly adapted from I recently posted the Tofu Tikka recipe which is served as an appetizer and the same can be added to a creamy and spicy gravy which is served as a side dish with any Indian flat breads n mild pulao.

  1. Tofu Tikka    prepared from one packet Extra Firm Tofu
  2. Onion      1 no. (finely chopped)
  3. Tomato puree   3/4 cup(or puree of 2 fresh tomato)
  4. All purpose flour/maida   1 tsp
  5. Ginger Garlic paste   2 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder    a generous pinch
  7. Cumin seeds/Jeera     1/2 tsp
  8. Chilli powder    1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder    1tsp
  10. Cumin powder   1/2 tsp
  11. Garam masala   1/2 tsp
  12. Kasoori Methi/Dried Methi leaves    1/2 tsp or less
  13. Salt   as needed
  14. Milk/Cream       1/2 cup( i used 2% milk)
  15. Oil   1 tbsp

  • Prepare Tofu Tikka Marination as per the recipe.
  • Heat oil in a non stick kadai, add cumin seeds allow to splutter.
  • Add chopped onions ,sprinkle some salt and fry till golden brown.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.
  • and add All purpose flour/maida keep stirring evenly for 2 minutes followed by tomato puree and allow to boil for 2 minutes and add all the dry powders and keep stirring till it become thick paste.
  • Then add enough water and salt, mix well .
  • This should be thin and cook covered let it boil for sometime.
  • Meanwhile heat a tawa and toast the marinated Tofu ,bell pepper,onion and tomato lightly and keep ready.
  • And then add the toasted items and kasoori methi/dried methi leaves to the boiling masala.

  • Stir well and simmer for another 2 minutes and lastly add 1/2 cup milk or cream and simmer for another 2-3 minutes and switch off the flame.
  • That's it Creamy & delicious Tofu Tikka Masala ready, garnish with finely chopped cilantro and serve hot with Naan or rotis.

With the same recipe instead of tofu u can also use Paneer / Paneer Tikka Masala.
Adding milk or cream is optional but sure it gives rich taste n flavor.
The gravy thickens upon cooling so make it little thin, so that it thickens to perfect creamy masala.


  1. d flavours makes more tempt n luks very hot n spicy too.well goes with rotis..

  2. This looks totally yum...can have it with roti and rice..

  3. I always substitute tofu for paneer,loved this version...yum!!!

  4. Curry looks super tempting Sangee, hope u are doing good.. miss u hope to visit your blog often :) hugs

  5. It looks so rich and creamy ...healthy twist to my all time fav curry

  6. nice innovation and well presented tofu tikka masala...

  7. wow yummy tikka masala sangee.. perfect with naan..

  8. The tofu tikka looks nice..loved the step by step recipe....:)

  9. Healthy and nice side for chapathis

  10. Gravy looks so delicious and rich sangee..

  11. Awesome...must have been mouth watering huh!...

  12. such a tempting gravy Sangee, healthy too...

  13. The curry looks very delicious and inviting.

  14. looks very very delicious masala Paaps... love it with chapathi...

  15. I still havent experimented with Tofu that muc, you have a full collectionof recipes.. Gotta choose one to start with..

    very neat and tempting clicks :)

  16. Love the colour of the curry,very pleasing and protein rich healthy tikka masala, a prefect pair for rotis;

  17. Looks yummy n tempting:)n nice clicks.

  18. Curry looks inviting n colourful..

  19. Awesome clicks dear . Very tempting , and with toftu it makes healthy too

  20. protein rich and delicious tikka masala,loved the color of it..nice one.

  21. Never tried tofu but after seeing your recipe i think i must try this. A very colorful & tempting dish.
    Sangeetha you have a very good blog with nice pictures.

  22. Wow! Amazing tikka masala and excellent clicks Sangeetha :-)

  23. Delicious recipe and super delicious clicks akka.. Perfect sides with flat breads :)

  24. Could you please tell me where are the directions to marinate the Tofu? It just says follow Tofu Tikka Marination as per the recipe. it is not included in this recipe.

    1. Please click on the word "Tofu Tikka" , i provided the link for the Tofu Tikka Recipe. Or here's the link


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