September 23, 2017

For sure you know about the butter chicken curry. I love it! It’s so creamy, nicely spiced and aromatic that it makes anyone I cook it for happy. Besides that it’s perfect on colder days, when you need some warming up. In this recipe I changed the meat for tofu. Zero regrets, I like it much better 🙂


For 4-6 people; Very simple; 25 minutes


Ingredients

For the tofu

2 tablespoons of oil
750 g tofu*; cubed
2 teaspoons of red sweet pepper
1 teaspoon of garam masala
1 teaspoon of coriander
1 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons of yogurt
8 garlic cloves; minced
2 tablespoons of ginger; grated

For the curry

150 g butter
2 big onions; minced
40 g ginger; grated
1 teaspoon of cardamom
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
12 teaspoon of cloves; I used powdered but you can use whole also
2 teaspoons of red sweet paprika
1 teaspoon of coriander
1 teaspoon of cumin
Chilli (optional)
600 ml tomato sauce**
200 ml heavy cream
3 tablespoons of honey
Salt

Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix the tofu and all the spices. The heat the oil in a pan and add tofu. Saute it for 5-10 minutes, until it’s nicely golden. Set aside and stir in yogurt, garlic and ginger
  2. In a medium sized pot melt the butter and add onion and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes and add all the spices while stirring. It’s important to cook it for long enough, so a kind of paste forms.
  3. Add tomato sauce, heavy cream and honey. Salt to taste. Cook for extra 5 minutes, add the tofu and the dish is ready to serve.

Wise-ass corner

* I used the tofu with chilli so I didn’t add extra chilli in it. If you can, pick the smoked tofu – it add the additional flavour to our curry.
** I used 400 ml of chopped pelati and 200 ml of tomato sauce. You can use whatever you prefer.
Curry goes really well with rice or Indian bread naan.
Serve curry with some yogurt and lemon. The yogurt helps with balancing out the spiciness and lemon adds some freshness.

Baby, this one is a keeper

On my mission to reduce food waste, I used some over-ripped bananas that were laying around and made this scrumptious & good for ya belly Banana Bread