This delicious Tofu Curry recipe is ready in just 20 minutes with 10 ingredients! It’s a flavorful curry sauce, full of Indian spices and cubes of crispy fried tofu, with spinach. Get the vegetarian, vegan and gluten free curry recipe now.

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Today I’m at last bringing you the recipe for my Tofu Curry.

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This is a vegan curry that I’ve been cooking for years and I absolutely adore.

If you think you don’t like tofu, or that it’s bland, then you must try it in this tofu curry.

Tofu can be bland (if it’s not cooked right), but it just needs to be paired with a flavourful sauce.

In this case, the rich curry sauce provides a beautiful blanket to coat the tofu and give it a bit of pizzazz.

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On the other hand, if you think you don’t like tofu because of its texture, then follow my recipe because I show you how to make it beautifully crispy before folding it into the tasty sauce.

Now if you’re already a fan of tofu (like me!), then you’re going to love this super quick and easy vegan curry recipe.

Flavour, speed and deliciousness, all in one dish.


You’ll also love these other tofu recipes:

Jamaican Jerk TofuPersian Tofu SkewersAir Fryer TofuAsian Tofu with spicy garlic sauce

A bowl of tofu curry.

Why you’ll love this recipe

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Ready in just 20 minutes.

Full of flavor.

A tasty way to enjoy protein packed tofu.

Versatile – add in any veggies that you need to use up!

It’s a curry without coconut milk.

Quick and easy

Not too many spices to buy (just cumin, turmeric, cayenne and garam masala).

Adjust the spiciness to your liking.

Perfect with my easy naan bread recipe and Bombay Potatoes.

Special Diets

This curry is vegan, vegetarian, egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free.

How to make this recipe

You just need to follow two simple steps for this tofu curry recipe.

First, coat the tofu in cornflour and pan fry it. The cornflour dries out the tofu so it gets nice and crispy in the pan.

Next, make the vegan curry sauce by frying the onions until soft, stir in the spices, then add the tomatoes and water and simmer.

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Stir in the spinach and tofu in at the end and serve!

Here is a step by step tutorial, then scroll down for the full recipe.

Cutting tofu and coating it in cornstarch.

Pat the firm tofu dry in a tea towel, then cut it into cubes. Toss the cubes in the cornflour

Note: This helps to absorb more of the moisture so it gets lovely and crispy.

Frying tofu.

Heat the oil in a frying pan, then add the tofu and cook on all sides until golden. Set aside.

Frying the onions until soft, then adding the spices.

I usually start this part while the tofu is cooking. Heat the oil in a larger pan and cook the onions for about 5 minutes until soft. Stir in the spices and cook for a further minute.

Adding the tomatoes and water and simmering for 15 minutes.

Add the can of chopped or crushed tomatoes (or plum tomatoes and bash them up a bit with the wooden spoon), and the to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Stirring in the spinach to wilt.

Stir in the spinach to wilt, then gently stir in the fried tofu. Season with salt and pepper, then serve with rice, naan etc..Note: the tofu will lose its crispiness the longer it’s in the curry, so add it just before serving.

Indian Recipes

If you like this tofu curry recipe, you’ll also love:DhalEasy naan breadVegetable pakorasCauliflower Leaf CurryTurmeric Roasted CauliflowerVegan Butter Chicken (cauliflower)Paneer Butter MasalaRajma Masala (Kidney Bean Curry)Dal TadkaChickpea Curry

Tofu curry on a plate with steamed kale and rice.

Serving Suggestions:

Make it a full meal with these vegan Indian recipes!Tofu Curry Turmeric Rice (vegan, 6 ingredients, 20 minutes)Baked Vegetable Pakora (vegan, 6 ingredients, 25 minutes)Naan (vegetarian or vegan, 4 ingredients, 15 minutes)

Finish with a tasty Banana Lassi or Mango Shake

Did you make this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out for you!Leave a comment and star rating below and share a picture with the hashtag #veggiedesserts.

I love seeing your recreations of my vegetarian and vegan recipes and cakes.

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