Saturday, September 17, 2016

Quick Tofu Masala | Easy Side-dish under 30mins

For the final day of this week, I would share one of my easy go-to recipe for a side-dish which is a low-fat version of Paneer Butter Masala and it works perfect with Tofu in place of Paneer. Tofu is a good source of Protein and contains all the 8 essential amino acids. It is low in carb and is helpful for weight loss.This recipe is very simple - no grinding of masala or tedious steps involved yet this Quick Tofu Masala is absolutely delicious and makes for a great side-dish for Roti or Pulao / Biryani. Adding just a little low-fat / skimmed milk will make the gravy rich and creamy. Also, I always have Everest Shahi Paneer Masala handy which had a unique flavour for any Paneer or Tofu based gravies. Try this Quick Tofu Masala for a heathy, yummy side-dish.

Preparation time - 10mins
Cooking time - 12-15mins
Serves - 4


Firm Tofu - 200gm, cubed
Oil - 1tblsp
Jeera - 2tsp
Onion - 2, finely chopped
Tomato - 3, finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Chilli powder - 2tsp
Jeera powder - 1tsp
Everest Shahi Paneer Masala - 2-3tblsp
Tomato puree / ketchup - 2tblsp
Low fat / skimmed milk - 2-3tblsp
Kasuri methi, dry - 2tblsp, crushed
Salt - As needed


1.  Heat oil in a pan,temper with Jeera, add onion and saute for 2-3mins until it turns translucent. 

2.  Add in the tomatoes with turmeric powder and saute for another 2mins until the mixture becomes mushy.

3.  Now, add salt, chilli powder, jeera powder, Shahi Paneer Masala and tomato puree/ ketchup and stir to combine.

4.  Pour around 2cups of water and let it boil for 2-3mins.

5.  Add in the Tofu cubes and let it simmer for 2-3mins until the flavours are infused well into the Tofu and the mixture thickens.

6.  Lastly, add the Kasuri methi and milk and switch off the flame after a boil.

Lip-smacking Tofu Masala is ready in minutes. Enjoy it hot with Roti or Rice varieties.


  1. That is really an easy, flavorful and low caloried tofu masala.

  2. Tofu in Indian cooking has become my favorite. I liked the way you made this curry.

  3. I use tofu a lot in our Indian curries and this one is a wonderful recipe.