Mutter & Tofu Punjabi style


Mutter & Tofu with tomato gravy

For this week’s vegan recipe, I have always wanted to see if tofu can serve as a good substitute for paneer.
I have recently bought Nasoya-brand organic cubed super firm tofu.  I had some tomato sauce saved up from my previous recipe. I also decided to use some leftover red and green bell peppers.
Moreover, my son is home from college and he was craving to eat some good home-cooked meal. So here is the quick recipe for mutter (“mutter” is the Hindi word for peas) and cubed tofu with tomato gravy


  • Half red and green bell peppers cubed
  • Half packet of cubed tofu
  • Half can of tomato sauce plain
  • One medium onion cubed
  • Two shallots of minced garlic
  • One tbsp of minced ginger
  • One cup of frozen peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp of red chili pepper
  • 2-3 tsp of ground coriander and cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric
  • 2 tsp of oil

How to make:

  1. Put some oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Fry onions, ginger, and garlic for 3-4 minutes till they becomes transparent.
  3. Microwave frozen peas for 3 minutes
  4. Add bell peppers, tofu, and peas to the pan.
  5. Mix with a wooden spoon (not metal)  so that the tofu does not crumble.
  6.  Add remaining spices. and stir softly.
  7. Add 1/4 cup of water and tomato sauce.
  8. Simmer in low heat for 10 minutes.
  9. You will see the color has changed.. You will know it is done with you see oil floating on the top.
  10. Enjoy with Naan or Paratha!