Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (2024)

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Restaurant Style Tofu Butter Masala Recipe – Easy Indian Butter Tofu “Paneer”. Dairy-free Tofu Paneer Butter Masala. Tofu is marinated and baked then simmered in tomato ginger cashew sauce. Vegan Butter Tofu Gluten-free Recipe.Jump to Recipe

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You have got to make this Butter Tofu! Butter Tofu, Butter Masala or butter curry or whatever you want to call it. Red butter sauce for everything. Butter masala sauce is a popular sauce used with meats, paneer cheese or vegetables in Indian restaurants (that have a mostly North Indian Menu). It can be called makhani sauce (translates to “buttery” sauce) or butter sauce. Each restaurant can have its own version of sauce. I generally use my makhani sauce to make butter masala with veggies, tofu,chickpeas or fake meat. That makhani sauce is a rich creamy general masala sauce that makes everything taste amazing.

This butter sauce is a simpler and more restaurant like variation and can be used with veggies, chickpeas or any other additions. I use baked tofu to work as “paneer” to make a Butter Paneer. Serve with flatbread, rice, Roti or Vegan Naan. No Butter in this sauce. Feel free to use vegan butter instead of oil.

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  • Vegetable Jalfrezi – Veggies in smoky tangy curry
  • Gobi Broccoli Makhani
  • Tempeh Tikka Masala with Kale

Like this recipe? Then there are 20 more options in my Indian Kitchen book.

Tips and Troubleshooting:

  1. Troubleshoot: If the sauce flavor has a bitter after taste, it could be from ginger(over mature ginger can be bitter, use young juicy ginger), from the tomatoes that have not roasted well (cook them longer on medium low heat to roast well), or a larger amount of Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves, use less).
  2. Fenugreek leaves are the only ingredient in this recipe that needs to be either ordered online or picked up from an Indian store. To sub use 1/4 tsp powdered fenugreek (fenugreek seed powder), or 1/4 tsp ground mustard. Do get some fenugreek leaves as they are used in many Indian sauces and have a fabulous authentic flavor profile. Try the Instant Pot Version of Vegan Butter Chicken here.
  3. Soy-free: This recipe can be easily made soy-free with Chickpeas, seitan, Chickpea tofu or Veggies.

Step by Step Photos:

Marinate the Tofu, then bake.

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Baked and ready for sauce.

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Some elements of this recipe are inspired by Manjulas Kitchen and Veg Recipes of India Paneer butter masala recipe.

Make the Butter Sauce. I use canned diced tomatoes as they give a deeper color.

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Fold in the Tofu, sliced ginger and sliced green chile. Serve hot with Roti or Naan. Let me know in the comments how it worked out! Please also rate the recipes.

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What is Butter Masala

Butter Sauce, or makhani or butter masala sauce is a creamy tomato based sauce often found in Indian restaurants. It is a mild savory sweet creamy sauce that is often served with meats or paneer cheese (butter chicken or butter paneer). Versions differ based on restaurants and chefs and i have slightly different versions on the blog and my book too. Try all the sauces with this baked tofu to find the one that you love!

To make more like a restaurant version, add more oil and vegan butter 🙂

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Butter Tofu Paneer - Restaurant Style Tofu Butter Masala Recipe

Restaurant Style Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Easy Indian Butter Tofu "Paneer". Dairy-free Tofu Paneer Butter Masala. Tofu is marinated and baked then simmered in tomato ginger cashew sauce. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe.

Prep Time15 minutes mins

Cook Time30 minutes mins

Total Time45 minutes mins

Course: Main

Cuisine: Glutenfree, Indian, Vegan

Keyword: indian vegetarian butter sauce, restaurant style butter paneer, vegan butter chicken, vegan paneer butter masala

Servings: 4

Calories: 166kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

Baked Tofu "Paneer"

  • 12 oz (340.2 g) firm tofu pressed between paper towels for 10 minutes, then cubed
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) each of garam masala ,paprika, salt, and turmeric
  • 2 tsp ginger paste or minced ginger
  • 2 tsp garlic paste or minced or 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp water 1/2 tbsp
  • 1.5 tbsp cornstarch or other starch such as arrowroot
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast optional
  • 1 tsp oil

Butter Sauce:

  • 1 tsp oil or vegan butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes or 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 inch cube of ginger 1/2 inch chopped, 1/2 inch julienned or thinly sliced into sticks
  • 1 hot or mild green chile juilenned or thinly sliced or use very thinly sliced green bell pepper
  • Cashew cream made with with 1/4 cup soaked 15 mins cashews blended with 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) paprika or kashmiri chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 1 tsp kasooori methi - dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) sugar or other sweetener to preference

Instructions

Bake the Tofu:

  • Press and cube the tofu if you havent already. In a bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients under baked tofu, to make a marinade. Add tofu and toss well. Let it sit for 15 min (optional). Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 200ºc. Place the tofu cubes on parchment lined sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Make the Butter Sauce:

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until golden. You can also add in 1 bay leaf and 1 cinnamon stick with the garlic for additional flavor. Remove these before serving.

  • Puree the tomato with the chopped ginger and half the green chile. Add to the skillet and cook until the puree starts to thicken and does not taste raw tomatoey. Dont wash the blender.

  • In the same blender, blend the cashews and water until smooth. Blend the cashews for a minute, let it rest for a minute and then blend again for about a minute for a creamy result. Works with unsoaked cashews. Or use premade thin cashew cream (about 1/2 cup).

  • Reserve 1 tbsp of the cream for garnish. Add the rest of the cashew cream to the skillet. Add spices, fenugreek leaves, salt and sugar and mix well. Use 1/2 cup water to rinse out your blender and add to the skillet. Mix and Bring to a boil. Taste and adjust salt, heat (add cayenne) and sweet. Add more water if needed for preferred consistency. Add more cashew cream for creamier.

  • Fold in the baked tofu. Simmer for a minute. Mix in the julienned ginger and green chile. Alternatively, mix half of the ginger and chile and use half as garnish. Add a drizzle of the cashew cream and other garnishes as pepper flakes, chopped cilantro. Serve over Easy Garlic Naan, rice or roti.

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Notes

Make this soy-free: Simmer the sauce with chickpeas for 8 to 10 mins. Or add roasted vegetables such as Cauliflower, bell peppers, zucchini ((rub in the marinade for the tofu and bake at 400 deg F for 25 to 30 mins) and simmer for 2 minutes.

Make Butter Chikin: Use any vegan chikin strips or seitan. Toss in garam masala, paprika, 2 tsp minced ginger and 2 tsp garlic and oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes then add to the sauce with 1 cup water. Simmer for 10 minutes or longer.
With soy curls: Add 1 cup soy curls directly to the skillet at step 4 with cashew cream and 1 cup of water. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Nutritional values based on one serving

Nut-free: Use coconut cream (thick white part from a can of full fat coconut milk)

To sub fenugreek leaves: Use 1/4 - 1/3 tsp powdered fenugreek (fenugreek seed powder), or 1/4 tsp ground mustard.

No onion garlic; this recipe is already onion free. Use zucchini to sub garlic in the sauce. Add 1/2 tsp more fenugreek leaves to balance the flavor.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Butter Tofu Paneer - Restaurant Style Tofu Butter Masala Recipe

Amount Per Serving (4 g)

Calories 166Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 658mg29%

Potassium 412mg12%

Carbohydrates 14g5%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 910IU18%

Vitamin C 16.4mg20%

Calcium 45mg5%

Iron 1.2mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Alison

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (9)
    10 star recipe! My kids love it, I love it (I could just sit and eat that sauce and be happy!), I’ve taken it to potlucks and everyone loves it. It is delicious! Thanks you.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      So good to hear!

      Reply

  2. Lisa

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (10)
    I made this butter tofu sauce and the Makhani sauce Richa refers to in the blog post. These are delicious sauces to meal prep and have on hand to put together a quick dinner. I like to add seasoned baked tofu or baked chickpeas along with veggies of choice such as broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini. Thank you for the yummy recipes, Richa!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

      Reply

  3. Jean Simmons

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (11)
    Delicious – the tofu really has the texture and taste of paneer. another creative recipe – thank you 🙏

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Happy to hear!

      Reply

  4. Lina

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (12)
    Your makhani sauce is the best sauce on earth!! I have been making it since I came across your blog and got the book a decade ago or so! Readers – if you’re thinking about trying it -DO SO! Make it and see how it goes. I used to make it to pour over cauliflower. Now I just have a quart in my freezer for whenever the “take out” urge or splurge craving arises.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  5. Genie

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    Made this tonight as a change from the Thanksgiving type foods. Turned out great, although I toned down the spicing a bit — less cayenne and Garam masala. Husband liked it a lot.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      glad you enjoyed!

      Reply

  6. Louise Sylvain

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (14)
    The sauce was so good and buttery! Also that tofu marinade is amazing and so flavorful! I used coconut cream as I forgot to get more cashews and added half a red onion in with the garlic as I needed to use it up. Such a nice comfort meal as the colder days are setting in.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      yay!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      yay! thank you, Lek!

      Reply

  7. Laura

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (16)
    I love this so much that I could the recipe so I can have leftovers! I do find it time consuming and try to prepare some things the day before and have spices preheated and ready to go in advance.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      yay!

      Reply

  8. Monique

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (17)
    Made this tonight and it was delicious. Thanks!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      yay! thank you!

      Reply

  9. Susan

    I have fenugreek seeds not leaves. Would the seeds work in this recipe?

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    • Richa

      Powder the seeds and use 1/8-1/4 tsp . Seeds have a stronger butter flavor so use a quarter of the amount of leaves for any recipe and add more later in the recipe if needed.

      Reply

  10. Adriana

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (18)
    Thank you 🙏

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      🙂

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  11. Adriana

    I actually made this today

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      thank you so much for making, don’t forget to rate!

      Reply

  12. Anji

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (19)
    Thank you so much! Wow! This was amazing! I left out the green chile, subbed mustard powder for fenugreek and used a dollop of vegan cream cheese (kitehill) as another reviewer suggested, due to allergies. Your whole wheat naan has become a staple in our home and was perfect with this!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      yay!

      Reply

      • Brittany

        Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (20)
        Absolutely fabulous recipe! Very little alterations were made and I had already had the fenugreek leaves on hand, so that’s a huge plus.

        I made the sauce mostly in a non stick pan and for the tofu I did it in a cast iron. I cooked the tofu a bit in some extra oil in my cast iron on the stove and then put the whole thing into the oven. Once it was out I poured the sauce directly into the cast iron and it sizzled perfectly, and blended the flavors really well.

        Easy recipe and my new go to! I marinated the tofu in the morning for convenience sake and pressed it before hand.

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        • Vegan Richa Support

          yay! thank you!

          Reply

  13. Alexandra Entner

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (21)
    Wow, you did it again! This recipe is amazing. You are the reason why my spice pantry is completely stocked with the most delicious spices and I’m growing a curry plant in my kitchen. Thank you!!! I swapped cashews for vegan cream cheese (tofutti) due to a nut allergy but that was the only substitute. This turned out perfect and the tofu was amazing. If you typically don’t like tofu, you should still try this. Thanks for such a great recipe, I would give it 10 stars if I could.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      wow! thank you very much. keep us updated on your curry plant!

      Reply

  14. Jimie Gibbon

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (22)
    Another incredibly delicious recipe. Made it last night n looking to indulge again tonight with the leftovers. I added spinach. If I keep thinking about it,I’ll end up eating it for breakfast 😋

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Haha love to hear it. 🙂

      Reply

  15. Erin

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (23)
    Wow! This sauce is incredible. It’s so rich and has the perfect blend of flavours. So good, I made it two nights in a row!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed!

      Reply

  16. Selina

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (24)
    Absolutely loved this. The sauce had a restaurant quality flavour and richness.
    Also , I managed to conquer my fear of cooking tofu and now feel like a tofu expert.Will certainly make again ( at least weekly)

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Wow~that’s great.

      Reply

  17. Aleisha

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    This was absolutely delicious!! Thank you so much. I love your recipes!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      I’m so glad that you liked it.

      Reply

  18. M (@veganinsweden)

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (26)
    Absolutely fantastic recipe from start to finish. Made it twice in one week since I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I don’t have a blender so I just grated the raw tomato halves, leaving the skin, and finely minced the chili and it turned out perfectly. This dish has the perfect amount of punchy flavor. The tofu absorbs all of the intense flavors of the marinade and melts in your mouth. I recommend going all out making some naan to get every last bite of this perfect dish, and adding a lot of vegan butter at the end until you get those beautiful little pools of oil. Heaven on earth! Thank you again Richa

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Sounds fabulous; worth the effort.

      Reply

  19. Jackie

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (27)
    Great dish with lots of flavor! Made it with soy curls and 1/2 tsp of ground fenugreek seed instead of 1 tsp. of fenugreek leaf (bought the wrong spice!) Served it with basmati rice and green tomato chutney and it was enjoyed by all.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      oh! maybe you can use it in another dish

      Reply

  20. Lisa

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (28)
    The best tasting and easy to make recipe. Impressive presentation and unique flavor profile.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      thank you so much

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    • Richa

      The marinade is listed and is mixed in. Let the tofu sit in it.

      Reply

  21. Lori

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (29)
    My eldest child introduced me to this recipe and I love it!!! I have substituted soy curls for the tofu and it is amazing!! Thank you!!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      wow – nice family activity

      Reply

  22. Alli

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (30)
    This is so, so good! Made for the first time this evening. Since my husband doesn’t do tofu, I instead tossed in roasted cauliflower and some Lima beans. It was delicious! The sauce is the best vegan butter sauce I’ve ever tasted, which means so much for a gal without access to a good vegan Indian restaurant. Thanks, Richa!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      now you can just make it at home =)

      Reply

  23. Anne Marie

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (31)
    I made this for dinner last night for friends and family. It was delicious…everyone enjoyed it…even the non vegans. I have a bit leftover for dinner tonight! Thank you for sharing all of you recipes with us 🙂

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Perfect

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  24. Colleen

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (32)
    I’ve made this twice now: once with tofu and some peas added in, and once tonight with soy curls. Both times delicious! The soy curls definitely make prep easier than tofu. I only regret not doubling the recipe. So easy and quick.

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    • Richa

      Yay

      Reply

  25. Ellen

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (33)
    This was really good! I had loaned my Vitamix to someone and I couldn’t make the cashew cream, so I used Forager plain cashew yogurt mixed with a little non dairy milk (to get a cashew cream consistency). That worked great, Also added some chickpeas (when I added the tomato puree) and some cashews toward the end. Even though I used a very small hot pepper from my garden (a Serrano I think), my dish was super spicy, so added a little more cashew yogurt mixture. I should have tasted a tiny piece of pepper cuz they can be so unpredictably hot. Glad I decided to only use 1/4 tsp of cayenne. I needed to add more liquid to the marinade for the tofu since it was more a paste consistency. Would def make again!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      good to know

      Reply

  26. Tara

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (34)
    I love this recipe 🙂 It turns out great every time I make it! I think I’ve made it at least 10 times :)! My blender won’t grind up cashews fine enough to make cashew cream so I usually just substitute the cashew cream for soy milk and it works great!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Excellent

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    • Maya

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      This recipe is so so delicious 😋 Just finished my dinner and thinking when I’ll cook it again 😆 soon definitely!

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      • Vegan Richa Support

        too soon. haha

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  27. Sue

    Hi Richa, do you think this would freeze okay in portions with say, chickpeas as the protein source vs tofu (which can go soggy). Trying to think of meal prep for the freezer now I am on my own following the passing of my husband in July. Can’t keep relying on ready meals, need to make my own!

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    • Richa

      Yes chickpeas will work just fine. Reheat with some additional non dairy milk as the sauce would have thickened.

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  28. Tiffany

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (36)
    Love this recipe! It is so flavorful and my family can’t believe it is vegan. I always double it, and this time I added green peas.

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    • Richa

      Yay

      Reply

  29. Mina

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (37)
    I was super surprised that i had everything i needed for this recipe so i thought it would make a great quick lunch. And it did. Amazing flavors, super easy recipe. I had to speed it up and didn’t bake the tofu, just threw it in to the gravy, but the end result was great regardless! Can’t say enough good things about this and all of your recipes really.

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    • Richa

      Awesome

      Reply

  30. PAUL SEEVINCK

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (38)
    Any thoughts on how to cut the acid in this recipe? I’ve tried several things (added more sugar, cooked it longer, added baking soda, added more cream), but can’t seem to get cut the ripe tomato.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      removing the seeds or reducing the cook time just a little instead of longer..

      Reply

  31. annupamaa

    How to make it oil free too ? What do I substitute oil with since we don’t get vegan butter in india ? Would nut cream do ?

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Substitute broth for oil to start the sauce… nut cream would be a nice addition near the end or Use coconut cream (thick white part from a can of full fat coconut milk

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  32. Meg

    Hi Richa!

    I am so excited to make this recipe again. It was in my regular rotation for a while, then I was trying a bunch of new things, but now I’m craving this again.

    To my surprise, I ended up with fresh fenugreek leaves rather than dried in my grocery delivery! Do you think using fresh will overpower the sauce here?

    Also…if you have any suggestions or ideas for other ways to use fresh fenugreek leaves, I’m all ears. It’s an ingredient I’m not super familiar with yet.

    Thank you!

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    • Richa

      Yes you can use fresh leaves! Look on YouTube for video on how to prep them.
      Then use 1/4 cup in this recipe
      You can also use them in these recipes https://www.veganricha.com/?s=Methi

      You can sub half of the greens in the creamy rainbow chard and peas with fenugreek leaves

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      • Megan

        Thank you so much! I’m excited to use the fresh fenugreek…I have a feeling it’ll become part of my regular roatation, too.

        Reply

  33. Sarah

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    I’ve made this recipe 4 or 5 times now (doubling it right now) and this is one of the best recipes (period) that I’ve ever come across. I added in the bay leaf and cinnamon stick with the garlic in the beginning, used ghee instead of vegan butter, and substituted ground mustard for the fenugreek (I am trying to find some at this point!). I’ve shared this recipe with anyone who will listen. Highly recommend!!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      wow! that’s great

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    • Vincent Attard

      Hi Sarah, I have substituted fenugreek with Kasuri Methi, it worked really well.

      Vincent

      Reply

  34. Thandi

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    THIS RECIPE IS AMAZING! 10/10 soooooo gooooodd

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      yay!!!!

      Reply

  35. Laura JW

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (41)
    I love this recipe so much that I double it every time so we have lots of leftovers!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Excellent – perfect leftovers

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  36. Beverley

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (42)
    Made this last night and honestly, it was one of the best things I’ve ever cooked ! Incredible depth of flavour and with aromatic pilau rice and chopped coriander , so pretty on the plate. Easily restaurant standard and I shall be using your recipe forever now !

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      wow – thank you!

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  37. Donna

    I have been thinking about using soy curls to make a vegan butter chicken meal.
    I’m adding this recipe to my gotta try list.
    Sounds wonderful!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      perfect timimg! let me know how it turns out

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  38. Delana

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (43)
    Really delicious- the marinade for the tofu was delicious! I struggled with the cashew cream- came out way too watery- will use a little less water when making next time to get it perfectly creamy. Can’t wait to try this recipe again- thank you!

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    • Richa

      Awesome! It thickens up in the sauce or use more cashews or less water

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      • Vanessa

        If I use canned tomatoes, do I drain them?

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        • Vegan Richa Support

          no

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  39. Denise

    what can I sub for the fenugreek leaves? I have fenugreek seed. will that work? Can I use raw cauliflower, carrot and green pepper to simmer in the sauce instead of roasting the vegetables first?

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    • Sash

      Hey richa , could I use paneer rather than tofu here and follow similar steps ?

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  40. Eros

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    Quick, easy, and sooooo delicious ♥️♥️ Thank you x

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Hooray!! thanks for stopping by.

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  41. Katie

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    I don’t usually comment but oh my goodness… what a great recipe! Paneer butter masala is one of my favourite dishes and I didn’t think I’d be able to enjoy it again now that I’m vegan. This recipe is delicious and so easy. Thanks!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Awesome! Thanks for the great review!

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  42. Olwyn

    I think the oil here is optional – right? I am trying to get all the oil out of my cooking and lowering salt and sugar.
    I love Indian recipes so am glad to see this sauce veganized! Thanks Richa!

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    • Richa

      Yes you can omit it from the baked tofu and use broth for sauté

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  43. Jenn Goldasic

    serving size is 4 grams???

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  44. Alex

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (46)
    This turned out so delicious!!! Yum yum yum. Definitely making again. If you want to save time, you can skip marinating the tofu and just bake it nice and firm and toss it in the sauce for a few minutes before serving. The marinade gave the pieces great flavor, but I prefer my tofu to have a more paneer like mouthfeel so I’ll skip the marinade next time probably! Gave the tofu pieces a lovely little crunch thanks to the cornstarch. I’ll use the marinade for wraps sometime in the future for sure though 😉 very good recipe. Thank you!!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      good to know, thank you!

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  45. Yamini

    Can I use store bought soy cream instead of cashew cream?

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      Sure thing!! Enjoy

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  46. Icie

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (47)
    I have made this recipe three times already. I love it so much!

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      wow!!!! sounds like a new favourite . thank you

      Reply

  47. Rina

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (48)
    Oh my goodness this is AMAZING! Tasted fantastic so creamy cant believe its Vegan!!!

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    • Richa

      ❤️❤️

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  48. Brandy

    Indian Butter Tofu Paneer - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe - Vegan Richa (49)
    The flavor was so good!!! I was able to find fenugreek powder at my local indian store. My sauce came out too thick though. Perhaps I should add water to sauce next time but I feared making the sauce bland…

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    • Richa

      Add some non dairy milk. Stoves and pans affect the sauce. Some evaporate slower some faster

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