Monday, 15 July 2013

Tofu Butter Masala

Last week when I went to supermarket I picked up a packet of tofu. Tofu is soya paneer which is made from soyabean, water and a coagulant. This is rich in protein and calcium and nutritional value of tofu is really very high. Tofu contains soya protein which is helpful for menopause. This is beneficial for cardiovascular disease as it lowers the level of cholesterol. Tofu is rich in minerals which serves as a good antioxidant. As it is rich in protein, good for diabetic persons. There are lot of recipes you can prepare with tofu, starting from appetizer to dessert. I prepared tofu butter masala, if anyone is restricted to butter then they can avoid butter and make Tofu Masala :).

Tofu Butter Masala Recipe


Tofu(Soya Paneer),cut into cubes 200 grams
Butter 2 tablespoons
Bay leaves  1
Cloves  2
Cinnamon   one-inch stick
Dried red chillies,broken  2
Coriander seeds,crushed  1 tablespoons
Onion - sliced  1 medium
Ginger paste - 1 teaspoon
Garlic paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Tomatoes, chopped  1 cup
Kithcen King Powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt  to taste
Fresh cream  1 teaspoon

Procedure (How to make Tofu Butter Masala)

Fry the tofu pieces with little salt and kithcen king powder. Keep them aside. Heat one tablespoon of butter with one teaspoon oil in a kadai. Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, red chillies and half of the crushed coriander seeds. Sauté for half a minute. Add onion and fry for some time and add ginger paste and garlic paste. Cook for another thirty seconds to one minute. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Cook on high heat till oil leaves the masala. Puree the mixture. Heat the remaining butter in a pan, cook the pureed mixture for two minutes. Add tofu pieces and salt. Add half a cup of water. Cook covered on low heat for five minutes.  Remove from heat and mix in cream. Serve hot, garnished with remaining crushed coriander seeds.You can also add fresh corriander leaves or dry kasoori methi leaves.

Sending this to: Side Dish Mela 


  1. I too use tofu for my cooking. Its really priced and makes a good ingredient for dishes. Adore the twist for the much loved outcome.

  2. Tofu butter masal looks scrumptious and easy to cook!
    Thanks for sending it to my space. Yes dear you have followed all the rules .
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  3. Super delicious tofu... very inviting...

  4. Tofu is versatile, I love to use it in curries.

  5. Loved the way of using tofu.. It is almost replacing paneer now in all the paneer dishes.. Good for health n your tofu butter masala looks awesome

  6. Glad to follow you.. You have a great space indeed!

  7. Healthy & tasty dish, a perfect side for rotis !!


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