Friday, September 16, 2016

Tofu in Tomato and Peanut Butter Sauce

Vegetarians and adventurers! It's tofu again! Offering for you, easy to make,  delicious soul food you can prepare in a 15 minutes. 

Blog's Category: Healthy, International, My Own Fast and Easy, Vegetarian, Effortless


If you are lazy like me and like straightforward cooking... If you are often deterred from tofu recipes just because it starts with " remove extra-liquid.." , then this recipe is for you.  The best part of recipe - it will be ready in 15 minutes at most.

What is it?

Tofu cooked in a tomato paste, peanut butter based sauce.

Taste Description

Tender tofu pieces bathe in a bold and bright tomato-based sauce with a soft peanut butter flavor. Flavors of garlic and spices mingle together creating  intricate Indian-Thai fusion.

How to Serve

- It's really good served hot over bowl of pasta.
- My second choice would be serving it around blob of plain rice.
- In a real life, I devoured it with a piece of fresh baguette, enjoying plenty of sauce to dip my bread into.


I added kaffir lime leaves to add some Thai flavor I'm fan of. I usually buy them at oriental store nearby. If you don't have kaffir lime leaves, don't worry - there will be enough flavors to enjoy in this dish anyway.

Tofu in Tomato and Peanut Butter Sauce

  • 1 pack of tofu, sliced into 1" cubes
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tbs ground coriander
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 1 tbs ground turmeric
  • 1 tbs smoked paprika
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves (optional)
- In a frying pan, cook onion with olive oil until translucent and soft.

- Add garlic, coriander, cumin, turmeric, tomato sauce and paprika and cook, stirring, on a medium-low heat for 2 minutes.

- Add remaining ingredients, except tofu, bring to a boil and simmer, stirring, for 2 minutes.

- Add tofu pieces, bring to a boil, then simmer on a low heat for about 5 minutes.

- It's done - enjoy!

In Pictures

Did you tried it already? Still don't like tofu??

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