Tofu Masala

Tofu  might seem very similar to Paneer in looks but in no way are they similar. Tofu is a type of food that is formed by coagulating soy milk (which is a type of bean) whereas, Paneer is prepared by curdling milk with food acids such as lemon juice, vinegar. I had written an earlier post on how to make Paneer Masala and this dish is somewhat similar to that. So you could always refer to that or try a mix of this and that receipe.

I am not separating the ingredients list out. Will be explaining as we proceed.

Some ginger and garlic cut into small pieces along with 2 green chillies slit in center.

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2 medium sized onions sliced into small pieces.

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That’s 3 tomatoes sliced into small pieces.

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In a pan, you add oil and put the ginger and garlic.

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To it you add the sliced onions and green chillies and allow it to saute.

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Once saute, add in the tomatoes along with the masala. I have added turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala and salt. Mix it well.

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Now to the main ingredient – tofu. Tofu comes like this, unsliced.

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Slice the tofu pieces. I have done it like how I do Paneer pieces but its good to slice it into little more smaller pieces. Smaller pieces will aid in more masala absorption.

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Add a bit of pepper and turmeric in a pan of oil and add the tofu to it and mix well over fire. 

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By this time, the onions and tomatoes and the masala has blended very nicely.

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Add the tofu pieces into the masala mixture.

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Stir well and allow it to cook. Let the masala get thoroughly absorbed into the tofu pieces. There you have it – tofu masala.

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Can be served with poori, roti or naan.

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