Tofu Matar Masala - Tofu Peas in Blender Masala Sauce
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Tofu Matar Masala - Tofu Peas in Blender Masala Sauce. Curried Tofu and peas with a roasted cumin tempering. Vegan Matar Paneer. Gluten-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or veggies to make soy-free.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Indian, vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 2
  • 3 to 4 tbsp Bhuna Masala sauce
  • 1 to 1.5 cups non dairy milk such as almond, soy, coconut or cashew.
  • 10 to 12 oz firm or super firm Tofu, cubed small
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves(kasuri methi) (optional)
  • ½ tsp or more salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup or more green peas, thawed if frozen
  • ½ tsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  1. Blend the bhuna masala sauce with non dairy milk until well combined and set aside. For a creamier sauce, add 4 tbsp soaked (for 10 mins) raw cashews or macadamia nuts to the blender and blend in.
  2. Press the tofu lightly with a paper towel to remove excess liquid. Cube into ½ to ¾ inch pieces
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, fenugreek.
  4. Add tofu cubes and mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the blended sauce, salt and sugar and bring to a good boil. Fold in the peas, Continue to simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes to develop flavor. Taste and adjust salt and spice.
  6. Make the tempering: Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. When hot, add cumin seeds and toast them until they get fragrant. Drizzle this over the hot tofu matar masala just before serving. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with rice, flatbreads or in a bowl.
Instant Pot:
  1. Follow Steps 1 to 3 above. Add oil to the IP in saute mode. Add pressed cubed tofu, spices and cook for 2 to 3 mins. Add the blended sauce, salt, sugar and peas and pressure cook Manual 5 mins in the Instant Pot. Quick release, garnish with the tempering and serve.
To make this Oil-free: Toss the Tofu in spices and bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 mins. Add to the blended sauce and continue.
Toast the cumin seeds over a dry skillet until fragrant. Crush slightly and garnish the curry before serving.

To make this Soy-free: Use any veggies such as caulifower, carrots, green beans, or beans such as chickpeas, split peas.
Recipe by Vegan Richa at