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Tofu Tikka Masala – Holy Cow Vegan

Tofu Tikka Masala – Holy Cow Vegan


Scrumptious restaurant-style Tofu Tikka Masala made by simmering baked cubes of tofu in a creamy tomato onion curry sauce. Serve with basmati rice or a flatbread like vegan naan or roti for the final word Indian fashion consolation meals meal.

Tofu tikka masala in black bowl with cilantro garnish and spoon.

This tofu tikka masala — spiced, marinated tofu cubes in an opulent, luscious and silky curry sauce — is a dish that I really like making on weeknights once I need a scrumptious meal in a rush.

If you happen to love velvet-textured Indian sauces like tofu makhani and vegan butter hen, this tofu tikka masala is a recipe you’ll get pleasure from making, serving and consuming.

The tofu tikka masala riffs off from paneer tikka masala, a dish served in Indian eating places (together with hen tikka masala), the place cubes of paneer, a cottage cheese, are added to an appetizing purple sauce and simmered collectively.

A key level to bear in mind when making a tikka masala is that you’ll want to create two sauces: each with a base of onions and tomatoes. One sauce will get blended up whereas the opposite will not be. This offers the tikka masala extra complexity of taste and texture. Making two sauces would possibly sound tedious, however it really isn’t. Every thing comes collectively in a single pan and a lot of the substances for each sauces are the identical so that you simply want to cut every part up as soon as.

What I really like about this Tofu Tikka Masala is that the sauce has so many flavors — creamy and tangy and spicy — however it isn’t scorching or overbearing. The tofu, baked till it is chewy exterior and smooth on the within, soaks up all the flavors. And if I do not really feel like making one other vegetable aspect dish it is okay, as a result of there already are loads of veggies on this dish.