This Tofu Tikka Masala recipe is a vegan take on the delicious Indian food that's healthy, gluten-free, delicious yet quick and easy to make in under 30 minutes! Made with spiced tofu chunks fried to crispy perfection coated in a thick, rich, and creamy masala sauce - This dish is the perfect addition to your weekly meal prep!
*Note: Check out the recipe video + step-by-step pictures above!
Press the tofu dry and cut into cubes. Then transfer to a bowl, sprinkle with cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of garam masala and mix until coated. Set aside.
Cook the rice in a pot of salted water according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a pan and cook the tofu until golden brown and crispy on all sides. Then remove and set aside.
Heat the remaining oil in the pan and sauté the onions for 2-3 minutes. Then add garlic and ginger and sauté for another minute. Now add the remaining garam masala, turmeric, paprika and chili powder and sauté briefly to unfold flavors.
Now add tomatoes, coconut milk, a little salt and pepper. Give it a stir, cover, and let it simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes. Then taste and adjust seasonings and blend the sauce until creamy (or leave it chunky). Finally, add the crispy tofu and leave the curry on the stove, covered, until the rice is tender.
Serve the tikka masala over rice with some naan bread or quick flatbread on the side and garnish with fresh coriander or parsley and sesame seeds.
For more flavor, you can add 1-2 tbsp tomato paste or ajvar and 1 tbsp of sugar or syrup.
The nutritional information is calculated without side dishes.
More tips and information about the recipe are mentioned in the blog post above!