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Tofu Masala Rice

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 30

Why I Love This Recipe

Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a popular ingredient in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine, known for its versatility and high protein content.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup Rice
2 tablespoons Ghee
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
3 Cloves (Laung)
2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
2 Onions , chopped
2 Tomatoes , chopped
1/2 Red Yellow or Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , chopped
1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
1 cup Tofu , cut into cubed
Salt , to taste
Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , to garnish


To begin with Tofu masala rice, wash and soak basmati rice in water for 1/2 an hour. Drain and keep aside.

Heat ghee in a sauce pan on medium heat. Once hot, add the cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add chopped onions, green chilli and ginger garlic paste and saute till onion turns golden brown.

Now add the tomatoes and capsicum in the pan along with chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala. and let it cook for 5-7 minutes.

Now add the diced tofu along with salt and saute till the tofu turns little brown in colour.

Add 2 cups of water and check for salt. (add more salt if necessary).

Cover the pan and once the mixture comes to a boil, turn the heat to low and simmer until all the water is absorbed. Turn off the heat and allow the rice to rest for about 5 minutes before opening.

Garnish with chopped coriander and serve the Tofu Masala Rice hot with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita Recipe or any other vegetable raita of your choice.

Pairs Well With

Mango Lassi

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