Tofu and Peas Curry (Tofu Matar) #SundaySupper

Meatless meals give you the opportunity to appreciate veggies and its a good idea to go meat free some times during the week.I find it a good excuse to make lots of veggies for my kids and they actually enjoy it.And if you like Indian food there are a zillion vegetarian recipes that you can make for every mealtime.And if you omit butter,ghee or paneer then they’re also vegan!Our Sunday Supper team has decided to go meatless today and I’m so excited.

Tofu and Peas Curry(Tofu Matar)

We love a good curry for our dinner and this one will totally blow you away with layers of delicious flavors with the ginger,garlic and all the spices.This dish is traditionally made using Paneer,but I’ve used Tofu since I’m watching my saturated fat intake these days.Tofu is not only packed with protein but has no saturated fat and is the perfect alternative to Paneer.I shallow fry the Tofu until pale golden and that gives it a lovely texture.

Tofu and Peas Curry 3

The Tofu takes on all the deliciousness and gets coated in the sauce along with the peas that add a lovely vibrant color to the dish.Scoop it with Roti,Naan or just plain rice.If you love curry then this recipe can be the base for many of your dishes.Substitute the Tofu for your favorite vegetable and enjoy a curry night in the comfort of your own home.

Tofu and Peas Curry (Tofu Matar) #SundaySupper


  • Extra Firm Tofu-15 oz
  • Frozen Peas-1 cup
  • 1 medium Red Onion-diced
  • Garlic cloves-4
  • Ginger-1 inch
  • Bay Leaf-1
  • Ground Cumin-1 tsp
  • Ground Coriander-1 tsp
  • Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric-1/2 tsp
  • Tomato-1 (pureed)
  • Water-1/2 cup
  • Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Oil-4-5 tbsp


  1. Squeeze the Tofu between your hands to get excess water out and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  2. Cube the Tofu into small cubes.
  3. In a wok heat about 2 tbsp of oil and shallow fry in batches until golden.
  4. Empty on a plate.
  5. In a food processor place the onion,garli and ginger.Add a little water and make a paste.
  6. In the same wok heat about 3-4 tbsp of oil and add the bay leaf.
  7. Add the onion paste and saute until the raw smell disappears stirring frequently making sure that it does not stick to the pan.(about 5-6 minutes)
  8. Add the spices and continue to cook until aromatic.
  9. Add the pureed tomato and continue to cook until you see oil separating from the edges.
  10. Add the fried Tofu,mix well and add water.
  11. Add salt and garam masala.Check and adjust the seasonings.
  12. Add the peas and continue to simmer uncovered for about 6-8 minutes.
  13. Serve hot with Roti,Naan or Rice.

My friend the lovely Tammi from Mommas Meals is hosting this exciting event and you will be amazed at the collection of meatless meals from our Sunday Supper group!

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  1. This looks so good! I wish I was having this tonight instead of my lazy option…. pizza :( Blah!
    I really should try a little harder :)
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  2. I need more meatless meals in my life, especially when they’re as flavourful and delicious as this dish, Soni! I have everything except the garam masala.!
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  3. This looks so wonderful Soni! Such a flavorful meatless meal.
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  4. Oh looks like I found the recipe I am going to make to use up the rest of the tofu in the freezer. I have been craving a good curry.
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  5. What an absolutely gorgeous dish. Sounds amazing!!
    Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen recently posted..Cheesy Tomato Casserole for Meatless Meals #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. My dad was just talking about this dish – now I can show him how to make it!
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  7. love this healthy side dish

  8. Soni,
    I absolutely LOVE this!!! I love Indian food and can’t wait to try this dish. . looks sooooo good!
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  9. A gorgeous dish Soni! I have to admit I’m not a fan of tofu though. I hope it would not be too terrible if I substituted shrimp. Your curry sauce sounds divine.
    Renee recently posted..Mediterranean Tomato Tart for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Love this curry! Peas, spice, what more could you want? :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. What a delicious looking curry! I love the addition of peas!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted..Zucchini and Mushroom Skillet Lasagna #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. Soni you might get me to really enjoy tofu with recipes like this one!
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  13. You have taken really beautiful pictures! I’ve never cooked Indian, and I’m not sure waht to do with curry, because the only curry I’ve tried I didn’t like. Is there such a thing as a mild curry. I’m such a spice wimp – anything spicy burns my tongue. But I love garlic, ginger and a lot of things included in curry. I think I’ll have to give it a try someday. What a fun theme we had this week with meatless meals! HUGS
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  14. Oh man, this looks way better than any restaurant dish. thanks for sharing!
    Shannon R recently posted..Spicy Vegan Potato Salad Recipe #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. I had this dish with Paneer and loved it! I really like your idea of using Tofu instead!! I definitely have to try it! Thanks Soni!
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  16. I love a good curry dish at home as well. This looks yummy!

  17. There aren’t nearly enough good Indian places around where I live, but it is really one of my favorite cuisines because of all the vegetarian options! And so many amazing flavors and textures, too
    Shaina recently posted..Coco-Nutty Bars for #LeftoversClubMy Profile

  18. What a gorgeous curry, Soni! You do meatless SO well!!!

  19. We never eat tofu, but since my husband loves Indian food, this may be just the way to get him to try it.
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips recently posted..Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup for a Meatless #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. Yum! Your dish just looks incredible and so flavorful!!
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  21. With your curry sauce on it, even wood would taste delicious, Soni. :) What a beautiful dish! I am thinking that with this recipe I could convince some family members to like tofu after all.
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  22. I’ve never cooked with Tofu before but I bet this is a great dish to try because I love curry too!!

  23. I can’t believe I already have everything for this, so it might have to make an appearance on the table tonight! Thank you!
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  24. Thank you, Soni, for this recipe! I am a huge tofu and curry fan…And your photo makes me crave the combo even more =)


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