Looking for a way to add more vegetarian protein to your Indian meals? Look no further than these 13 tempting Indian tofu recipes. From spicy curries to crispy appetizers and everything in between, there’s a tofu recipe here for everyone. Get ready to elevate your vegan cooking with these delicious and healthy tofu dishes.

Palak Tofu

Indian Spinach Tofu Curry in a bowl served with rice
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Palak tofu is a delicious and healthy vegan dish made with paneer-like tofu simmered in creamy spinach (palak) sauce. This vegan palak paneer is packed with protein and nutrients from spinach and tofu. Perfect for a vegan and gluten-free meal served with rice.

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Tofu Tikka Masala

Tofu Tikka Masala in a bowl

This delightful Vegan Tofu Tikka Masala replaces the traditional chicken with tofu, creating a wholesome and satisfying meal. Marinated tofu cubes are baked and added to a rich creamy onion-tomato gravy. Make this mouthwatering vegan and gluten-free curry at home.

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Tofu Bhurji

tofu scramble in a round plate
Photo Credit: Cook With Manali

This 15-minute Easy Tofu Scramble is a great way to start your day! Packed with so much flavor, this hearty meal is filling and nutritious. Serve alongside toast, or make a tortilla wrap for an amazing breakfast!

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Tofu Butter Masala

Side View of Indian Butter Tofu in Black skillet
Photo Credit: Vegan Richa

Restaurant-style Tofu Butter Masala is made with marinated tofu that is baked and then simmered in a rich Indian sauce made with tomatoes, ginger, and cashews. This is a vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free curry. Serve with naan or basmati rice for an indulging meal.

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Tofu Tikka Biryani

Tofu Tikka Biryani in a plate
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If you’re a fan of biryani but looking for a vegan option, look no further than tofu biryani! This flavorful and aromatic dish combines tender tofu, fragrant spices, and basmati rice for a satisfying meal.

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Matar Tofu

vegan matar tofu served in a small skillet with a side of flatbread
Photo Credit: Vegan Richa

This Vegan Matar Tofu is a vegan spin on Matar Paneer(Green Peas & Paneer Curry). It uses crispy pan-fried or baked tofu instead of paneer cheese, simmered in a flavorful Indian sauce! Serve with naan or rice for the ultimate Indian comfort dinner.

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Chili Tofu

Chili tofu in a blue bowl
Photo Credit: Honey, What’s Cooking

This No-fry Chili Tofu is a healthy-ish spin on the popular Indo-Chinese Chili Chicken appetizer. The same deliciousness without the extra fat and calories. Chili Tofu is vegan, and can be made gluten-free.

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Tofu Tikka Skewers

Tofu Tikka in skewers
Photo Credit: Herbivore Cucina

Looking for a vegetarian alternative to classic chicken tikka skewers? Try these Tofu Tikka Skewers! This recipe combines marinated tofu cubes, grilled to perfection, and served on skewers with fresh veggies.

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Shahi Tofu

creamy shahi tofu curry served in a blue bowl with sliced red onion rings on one side and tandoori roti placed in the background
Photo Credit: Cook With Manali

Shahi Tofu is a rich creamy tofu curry made with white onions and cashews and flavored with warming spices like cardamom and saffron. Serve with mughlai dish with naan or rice for a comforting dinner!

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Kale Saag with Tofu

Kale Saag with tofu in a plate with rice
Photo Credit: Carve Your Craving

If you are a fan of greens, try this healthy saag made with kale leaves. It can be enjoyed year-round with a side of roti or steamed rice. This vegan variation of saag is also gluten-free.

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Tofu Bell Pepper Masala

Tofu and bell pepper masala in a bowl
Photo Credit: Sinfully Spicy

Super flavorful tofu and colored bell pepper curry that will please your tastebuds whether or not you are vegan. A great dish for entertaining for for a quick, easy weeknight dinner.

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Tofu Peanut Bhel

tofu peanut bhel in a white bowl
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Tofu Peanut Bhel is made with sauteed tofu, dry roasted peanuts, lots of veggies, spices, and chutneys. It’s a healthier version of the classic Bhel Puri.

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Pumpkin Curry with Tofu

pumpkin curry with tofu in a bowl
Photo Credit: Rainbow Plant Life

This Vegan Pumpkin Curry with Tofu pairs authentic Indian flavors with a creamy pumpkin-coconut sauce made from whole pumpkin. This protein-packed hearty curry is also vegan and gluten-free.

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I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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