Smoked Tofu Masala

Delicious looking tofu masala curry with rice on side in a bowl

If you can chop a couple veggies, you can nail this dish. One of the easiest dinners to throw together for a weeknight feed, with flavours that will also make it a household favourite!

Preparation time Prep: 10 mins
cook 30 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 2 medium red onions, peeled and sliced
  • 3 long green chillies, split lengthwise
  • 4cm ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Kashmiri chilli (or 1 teaspoon paprika)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 500g smoked tofu, cut into 1–inch cubes
  • ½ bunch coriander
To serve:
  • Steamed rice
Recipe: Simon Toohey


  • 1Heat the oil in a pan until smoking, then turn the heat to medium–low.
  • 2Add the mustard seeds and heat until they pop. Add the onion and stir through.
  • 3Add the chilli, ginger, turmeric powder, Kashmiri chilli and garam masala. Add a pinch of salt and cook for 1–2 minutes or until lightly coloured. Add the tofu and stir through.
  • 4Stir in the sugar and coconut milk, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 5Serve with rice.
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