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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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!

Salads, Soups, Stews and Starters

“Meat”balls

Pastas, Pizzas and Casseroles

Burgers

Tacos & Everything Wrapped

Other Main and Side Dishes

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Comments

  1. says

    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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