Tofu Masala Recipe (No Garlic, No Cream) – step by step pics

tofu masala
tofu masala

                       Tofu is a  good paneer substitute for vegans but tastes different from paneer. My kids are a bit fussy to eat this soft protein, except in the form of tofu masala. There is no garam masala, no garlic used for this recipe and absolutely tastes great, similar to my paneer masala recipe. Makes a good side  for roti / chapathi


1 ½ cups of firm tofu pieces
1 large tomato
1 large onion cubed and layers separated
½ cup bell peppers chopped big
1 sprig curry leaves
½ tsp cumin / jeera
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp cumin powder/ cumin powder
½ tsp kasuri methi (optional)
oil as needed
coriander leaves for garnishing
1.   Heat oil in a wide pan, fry tofu till slightly golden brown, set aside
2.   In the same pan, add another tbsp. oil, add cumin when it begins to splutter, add curry leaves and ginger, sauté

3.   Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric and fry till tomatoes turn fully mushy
4.   Add chili powder, cumin and coriander powder, sauté for a min
5.   Add onions, capsicum, mix well and fry on high for 2 mins

6.   Cover the lid and cook  capsicums till almost done. do not over cook, as they loose the crunch
7.   Add tofu,kasuri  methi, mix well. cover and cook for 2 mins
8.   Add coriander leaves

9.   Serve hot with roti

Share Your Comments & Feedback:


  1. says

    Hi Swasthi, your tofu masala look very inviting and yummylicious. Love the combination and the spices that your used. Thanks for sharing your recipe.<br /><br />Have a nice weekend.