Butter Tofu Curry

Ingredients

For The Curry

2 tbsp dairy free butter

1 onion

2 tsp garam masala

2 tsp ground coriander

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground turmeric

1 garlic clove

a thumb-size piece of fresh ginger

1 tbsp tomato purée

40ml (1 2/3) cups) passata

200ml (scant 1 cup)

200ml soya single cream

salt and black pepper

For The Tofu

2 x 225g blocks (2 cups) of firm (or pressed) tofu

4 tbsp cornflour

a pinch of salt

and olive oil, for frying

To Serve

2 x 250g pouches (3 cups) basmati rice

1 fresh green chilli

a handful of fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves naans (optional )

Method

1.for the curry, add 1 tbsp dairy-free butter to a frying pan or casserole and set over a medium-high heat.

2.Peel and chop the onion and add it to the pan with a pinch of salt. Fry for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally

3.Add the spices and cook for 1 minute. Peel the garlic and ginger directly into the pan. Add the tomato purée and fry for 2 minutes.

4.pour the passata in the pan, bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. Leave to bubble while making the tofu.

5.For the tofu, pour a 1 cm (1/2) depth of oil into a second frying pan and set on high heat.

6.pat the tofu dry with kitchen paper and tear it into bite-size chunks. Put the cornflour and salt into a airtight container. Add tofu until chunks is well covered.

7.Carefully lower the tofu into a hot oil and cook until golden brown, crispy by raising the heat if needed. Drain on paper towel.

8.Heat the rice pouches in the microwave according to the packet instructions or just cook from scratch. And add few chilli

9.Return to the curry and add the cream and the remaining tbsp of dairy-free butter to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Tip the tofu into the curry sauce and stir until coated.

10.To serve, divide the curry between bowls. Scatter with coriander leaves and green chilli. (Optional) serve with rice or naans if you like.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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