Tofu is a versatile and delicious food that can be cooked in countless ways. From curries to stir fries, there are plenty of Indian-inspired recipes for tofu that are both healthy and flavorful. Here are 10 of the best Indian tofu recipes, plus a few easy vegetarian meals to help you make meals with more plant-based proteins.
1. Spicy Tofu Curry
This spicy curry is made with onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, and spices like cumin, turmeric and garam masala. Serve it with steamed basmati rice and naan for a complete meal.
2. Tofu Tikka Masala
This flavorful dish is made with marinated tofu cubes simmered in an aromatic tomato sauce flavored with garam masala, coriander and other spices.
3. Coconut Tofu Curry
This creamy vegan curry is full of flavor from coconut milk, garlic, ginger and spices like cumin, coriander and turmeric. Serve it with basmati rice or naan for a satisfying meal.
4. Palak Tofu
A classic North Indian dish made with spinach, tomatoes and spices like garam masala and turmeric. Serve it with rice or flatbreads for a delicious meal.
5. Tofu Makhani
This vegan version of the classic butter chicken is made with marinated tofu simmered in a creamy tomato sauce flavored with garam masala and other spices.
6. Tandoori Tofu Skewers
These tasty skewers are marinated in yogurt, lemon juice and spices before being grilled to perfection. Serve them as an appetizer or as part of a main course.
7. Mutter Paneer
This classic North Indian dish is made with paneer (Indian cheese) and peas cooked in an aromatic sauce flavored with garlic, ginger and spices like garam masala.
8. Aloo Gobi
A popular North Indian dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric and garam masala. Serve it with naan or chapati for a delicious meal.
9. Chana Masala
A classic North Indian dish made with chickpeas cooked in an aromatic tomato-based sauce flavored with garlic, ginger and spices like cumin, coriander and garam masala.
10. Vegetable Korma
A rich and creamy vegan curry made with vegetables cooked in a flavorful coconut milk-based sauce flavored with garlic, ginger and spices like cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
Easy Vegetarian Meals
- Vegan Burrito Bowls: Rice bowls topped with black beans, roasted vegetables and avocado slices.
- Veggie Quesadillas: Tortillas filled with sautéed vegetables like bell peppers and mushrooms.
- Vegetable Stir Fry: Sautéed vegetables like broccoli, carrots and snow peas served over steamed brown rice or quinoa.