Tofu tawa masala

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Tofu tawa masala is a creamy curry prepared with marinated tofu and spices which goes well with roti, naan, jeera rice or any pulao.

Tofu tawa masala


Serves : 4 people

For marinating tofu:

      • 1 1/2 cup or 15 to 20 cubes - Tofu (extra firm)
      • 1 tbsp - Curd / yogurt
      • 1/8 tsp - Turmeric powder
      • 1/8 tsp - Red chilli powder
      • 3 pinches - Chaat masala
      • 3 pinches - Kasuri methi / dried fenugreek leaves (crushed)
      • Oil for shallow frying
      • Salt to taste

For masala:

      • 1 no - Onion (chopped)
      • 1 no - Tomato (puree)
      • 1 tsp - Ginger garlic paste
      • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
      • 1/2 to 1 tsp - Red chilli powder
      • 1 tsp - Coriander powder
      • 1/4 tsp - Garam masala powder
      • 2 tbsp - Fresh cream or 1/4 cup - Milk
      • 2 tbsp - Coriander leaves
      • Salt to taste


      • 1 tbsp - Oil
      • 1/4 tsp - Cumin seeds
      • 2 pinches - Ajwain seeds (omam)

Tofu tawa masala

Preparation method:

Marinating tofu:

  1. Marinate tofu cubes with curd, dried fenugreek leaves, chilli powder, turmeric powder, chaat masala and salt. Keep aside for ½ hour.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, shallow fry the tofu cubes till they are golden brown in colour. Drain excess oil with paper towel and keep aside.

Tofu tawa masala process 1

Making of gravy:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given in the list for seasonings. Add onion and ginger garlic paste along with little salt, saute until they are golden brown in color.
  2. Add pureed tomato along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, saute until raw smell goes.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cup water and bring it to boil, cook for 5 to 10 mins. Now add fried tofu and once again bring it to boil.
  4. Add milk and garam masala powder, cook for 10 mins or until you reach desired consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or jeera rice or any pulao.

Tofu tawa masala process 2


  • Pat dry tofu cubes in a paper towel before marinating it.
  • I used milk but you can replace milk with fresh cream.
  • Buy extra firm tofu for making this tawa masala.

Tofu tawa masala


  1. looks yum! I just made this last weekend.. taste so great right?

  2. The curry looks yummy and creamy but I am still sceptical.Tofu has a natural odour which is not acceptable to many.we have tried many methods like draining tofu,deep freezing ,marinating with soya sauce over night and shallow frying after marination without any result.The fact of the matter is it does not take flavours so easily and still remain bland.The best way is to crumble tofu and make bhurji.Await your comments

  3. rich creamy masala. Looks absolutely yumm..

  4. Oh they are irrestible ..Looks yummy and tempting

  5. Very delicious tawa masala, definitely a prefect side dish for rotis.

  6. Its with clear instructions and picture perfect


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