Restaurant Style Tofu Recipe Indian Style – Vegan Tofu Masala Recipe – Soya Paneer Masala
If you do not like tofu then this tofu recipe will change your mind as it is bursting with flavor and extremely delicious. It is usually followed using cottage cheese which is known as paneer in India but it tastes equally delicious with tofu.
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Ingredients required for making this Indian style tofu recipe- Serves 6
For marinating the tofu – Use a non stick pan to fry your tofu.
* Extra firm or firm tofu – 1 lb /454 gm
* garbanzo bean (chickpea) flour/besan – 1 teaspoon
* Kashmiri red chili powder / red chili powder/ paprika – 1/2 teaspoon
* Turmeric powder – 1/4th teaspoon
* Salt – as per taste
For the gravy –
* Onion – 205 gm/7oz/ 1 large or 2 medium/ 1 & 1/4th of a cup finely chopped
* Ginger – 2 inch by 2 inch / 48 gm/1.7 oz
* Garlic – 32 gm/1 oz/ 10 large cloves
* garbanzo bean(chickpea) flour – 1 tablespoon
* Cinnamon stick – 1 inch stick
* green cardamom (elaichi) – 2
* Dry bay leaf – 1
* Kashmiri Red Chili powder / paprika – 1 teaspoon. You can even use 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne pepper instead. If you are new to Indian spices then please use less of Kashmiri red chili powder to start with. You can always add later.
* Curry Powder – 2 heaped teaspoons. Here is my recipe for curry powder if you want to make your own –
You can adjust the proportions of dry spices according to your preference.
* Canned crushed tomato – 1/2 cup. You can even use fresh tomatoes. Grate it and discard the skin or you can puree it in your blender. You need 1/2 cup of pureed tomato.
Alternatives to tomato – If you have any concerns in using tomatoes you can take a tablespoon of tamarind (imli), soak it in hot water and then squeeze out the pulp and use it. You can even use a teaspoon of tamarind concentrate. You can even puree red bell peppers in your blender. The taste will be bit altered in that case but you will get that red color. Or you can just increase the quantity of onions and sprinkle some lemon juice at the very end of cooking. If you are not on a vegan diet then you can use 2 tablespoons of plain unflavored yogurt in place of tomatoes.
* Coconut Milk (canned)= 10 tablespoons . If you are not on a vegan diet and not a fan of coconut milk, you can use 2 tablespoons of plain unflavored yogurt (curd) or few tablespoons of cooking cream.
* Salt – to taste
* Sugar – 1 teaspoon (optional)
* Oil – 3 tablespoons
* Butter – 1 tablespoon
Serve this tofu masala with hot steamed rice or roti or naan or pita bread.
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