Last updated on July 12, 2023
If you claim that you don’t like tofu, I assure you that you simply haven’t stumbled upon the right tofu recipe yet. Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Keto compatible Tofu Tikka Masala, a tofu dish infused with aromatic and delightful Indian flavors.
Prepared with a medley of rich Indian spices and paired with nutritious vegetables, this tofu recipe not only meets the standards of comfort food, but also surpasses the taste of any paneer recipe.
What’s more, tofu is a fantastic option for those following a Keto diet. It serves as a low-carb and high-fiber food, with just 1.9 grams of carbs per serving.
So hurry up and grab your best skillet to let this delicious tofu dish come to life. Check the complete recipe below.
|Prep time||5 minute|
|Cook time||30 minute|
- 400 grams of Tofu Pressed and Cubed
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 100 grams of Sweet Onion Diced
- 6 Cloves Garlic Finely Minced
- 50 grams Mushroom Diced
- 2 tablespoons Bell Pepper Diced
- 250-ml Coconut Milk
- 70 grams cup plain unsweetened Greek Yogurt
- 150 grams of Diced Tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
- 100 grams of fresh Baby Spinach
- 50 grams of fresh Cilantro Chopped
- Cayenne pepper to taste, optional
- freshly ground Black Pepper
- In a large skillet pot, heat olive oil. Then sauté the onion, garlic, and mushroom for 5–6 minutes on medium-low heat.
- After that, add the turmeric, cumin, and garam masala to the veggies and sauté for at least 2 minutes on low heat.
- Take a blender and add the coconut milk, diced tomatoes, bell pepper, and yogurt. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the sauce from the blender to the skillet pot along with the tofu. Cook on low flame for 15 minutes.
- 5 minutes before serving the dish, add the spinach and cilantro to the pot and cover.
- You can add black pepper and cayenne pepper if desired, and serve with Keto rice for a complete Keto Meal.
Legend has it that tofu was discovered by a health-conscious Chinese prince named Liu An more than 2,000 years ago when he was making an elixir. He realized that soy milk left in certain conditions coagulated and developed a pudding-like consistency – the beginnings of tofu. But historical records mentioning tofu only started to appear in the 900s during China’s Song Dynasty. It’s commonly believed that Buddhist monks visited China, then brought it back to neighboring countries like Japan — CNN.
Share your views about the Keto Tofu Tikka Masala in the dedicated comments below. Also, try my Keto Cauliflower Tikka Masala, which is also packed full of aromatic Indian condiments and spices that lend a wonderful texture and flavor to the recipe.