Tofu Matar Masala
Tofu Matar Masala, A delicious vegan curry. Tofu Matar Masala is very similar to popular north Indian Matar Paneer Curry. Tofu is a healthy alternative of Paneer for vegan. It is shallow fried tofu cubes and green peas are simmered in spicy onion-tomato gravy. Matar Paneer Curry is very popular North Indian recipe that you can find it in almost all restaurant menu, also used frequently in North Indian kitchens. But, it’s a very difficult to for vegan people, so tofu is perfect substitute of paneer for vegan people. Nowadays, some restaurants are serving vegan options curry too but it’s very few.
Recipe type: Sabji & Curry
Cuisine: Indian
  • 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Green Peas
  • 1 Cup Tofu Cubed
  • 2 tsp Oil for Shallow Frying
For Gravy
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 ½ cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  • 3-4 Garlic Minced
  • 5-6 Cashew Nuts
  • 1-2 Green Chili Chopped
  • 2 tsp Oil or Melted Butter
  • Salt
Other Ingredients
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  • 1-2 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • ¼ cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
  1. Take a kadhai or deep pan. Add oil, tofu and shallow fry it till becomes light brown, remove it and keep aside.
For Gravy
  1. In the same pan add oil/butter for gravy. Add ginger, minced garlic, chopped green chili, cashew nuts and sauté it for few seconds. Add chopped onion and stir fry it till becomes golden brown on low to medium flame.
  2. Now add chopped tomatoes and sauté it on medium flame till becomes soft and mushy, switch of the flame and let it cool down.
  3. Once the saluted mixture is cooled down add into the blender or mixer jar and blend it till smooth soft paste for gravy.
  1. In the same pan heat the oil. Add bay leaves, the prepared paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Mix it well and sauté it for 2 mins.
  2. Add ¾ cup water and cook it till boiling point. Add fresh or frozen green peas, shallow fried tofu and salt. Mix it, cover it and cook it for 3-4 mins on medium flame.
  3. Add little more water if gravy becomes thick or as per your choice and cook it.
  4. Add crushed kasuri methi and chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Tofu Paneer Masala is ready to serve with roti, paratha or naan and enjoy the meal.
• You can add tofu cubes directly into the curry without shallow frying its.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at