Tofu in Yogurt Sauce/Gravy


  • 8 oz extra firm tofu
  • Oil spray
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seed powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seed
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • 2 – 3 dried red chilies broken into 2 – 3 pieces
  • Salt


  • Put yogurt in a dish and add chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and set aside
  • Drain tofu and cut them into cubes
  • In a baking tray add the cut tofu and spray cooking oil
  • Set the oven to broil (400 F) and broil the tofu for about 15 minutes
  • Add the broiled tofu to the yogurt mixture and mix well (careful, do not mix too much since tofu might break)
  • Set aside and marinade for about 30 minutes
  • In a covered saucepan add oil and add mustard seed
  • When the mustard seed start splattering add onion and fry for about 10 minutes or until golden brown
  • Add broken dried red chilies and curry leaves and fry for another one or two minutes
  • Add tofu yogurt mixture to the saucepan and cover and cook for about 5 minutes in a medium-low flame.  Stir a couple of times gently while cooking to avoid yogurt curdling
  • Serve with rice or chapattis

Yields: 2 side dishes

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