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tofu tikka masala

Tofu tikka masala

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: main
  • Method: cook
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

A cozy Indian curry made with marinated tofu in a creamy masala sauce! 


Ingredients

Marinated tofu:

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 block firm tofu, cut into cubes

Tikka masala sauce:

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all the tofu marinade ingredients together in a bowl then add the tofu and mix until coated. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Scatter the tofu on the pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the avocado oil to a large pan on medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic and ginger and let cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Next, add in all the spices and let cook for 1 minute until fragrant. 
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined. 
  7. Add the tofu and cover and let simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.

Notes

This tofu tikka masala is best served up with a side of rice or naan bread! 

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 208
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 6g

Keywords: vegetarian Indian recipes, healthy Indian recipes, vegan tikka masala