Matar Tofu

Matar Tofu

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Our Extra Firm Tofu takes the place of the paneer that is traditionally found in this dish. Full of bold and fragrant flavours, this recipe is best served with naan bread or rice.

Servings: 4

intermediate Mains Sunrise Extra Firm Tofu (350g)

  • 20 min prep
  • 20 min cook
  • 4 people


  • 1 pkg Sunrise Extra Firm Tofu (350g) cubed
  • 30 mL (2 Tbsp) oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 30 mL (2 Tbsp) ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) fresh mint
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) cilantro, tightly packed
  • 1 mL (1/4 tsp) black cumin
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) cardamom
  • 1 mL (1/4 tsp) turmeric
  • 750 mL (3 cups) frozen peas
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) water
  • chili pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) plain yogurt
  • 45 mL (3 Tbsp) heavy cream
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) garam masala


  1. In a medium sized pan, heat 15 mL (1Tbsp.) of oil over medium heat. Fry cubed tofu until browned on all sides. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add onions and stir for 1 minute. Add in the ginger, garlic and green chilies. Sauté until onions are cooked and have a nice caramelized color. Remove from heat, and allow the onions to cool down.
  3. In a blender, combine the onion mixture, cilantro and mint and blend until smooth consistency.
  4. In another pan, heat the remaining oil and add black cumin. Sauté until fragrant. Add cinnamon stick, bay leaf and cardamom. Sauté for another 30 seconds.
  5. Add turmeric and onion mixture to the pan. Sauté until combined and add in the green peas.
  6. Mix well and add in water, red chili powder and salt. Cover and cook until the peas are tender (approx. 5-7 minutes).
  7. Add tofu cubes and stir into mixture. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, heavy cream and garam masala. Lower heat and add yogurt mixture, mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Serve hot with chapatis or rice.

Calories: 390Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrate: 30gFiber: 9gSugar: 10gProtein: 22gVitamin A: 60%Vitamin C: 80%Calcium: 25%Iron: 25%

As per one serving size (328g)