Tofu Tikka Masala

This easy tofu tikka masala recipe is a vegetarian (you can also make it vegan!) version of the flavorful, spicy Indian chicken curry.
2 servings
Wait Time
15 Mins
Active Time
30 Mins

The secret behind the explosion of flavors in curries is a medley of dried herbs and spices. It can be intimidating seeing these long ingredients lists. And we understand that, especially in the Philippines, it can be hard to get your hands on all of them. So this tofu tikka masala recipe only needs three spices (okay, more, if you put together your own garam masala)—all of which you can easily find at the supermarket or an Indian grocery. Still, it packs a lot of bright, punchy, spicy flavor in it, making it perfect over rice or with a couple of pieces of flatbread.

  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • ½ cup white onion, minced
  • ½ tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ⅓ cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup + ¼ cup water
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 block firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • cilantro, for garnish
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