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A bowl of tofu matar gravy on the table along with roti
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Matar Tofu Recipe - Peas Tofu Gravy

This Tofu Matar Masala or Tofu and Green Peas curry is a vegan version of the classic and very famous Indian dish - "Matar Paneer"
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 138kcal


  • 14 oz Tofu or 1 ½ cup cubed Tofu
  • 1 cup peas or frozen peas see notes
  • 2 cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed cardamom or use cardamom powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 large tomatoes or 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup soaked cashews or use cashew paste
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • ¼ teaspoon dry fenugreek leaves
  • ½ cup Cilantro for garnish


  • Blend chopped tomatoes, onions and soaked cashews (cashews soaked for 30 minutes in hot water) to a smooth paste.
  • Saute the tofu for 5 minutes in olive oil.
  • In the same pan, saute cloves, crushed cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon stick in a teaspoon of oil for about a minute.
  • Add crushed garlic and grated ginger and continue to saute for 1 more minute.
  • Now, add the blended paste and mix it well. Place a lid on the pan and let it cook for 5-8 minutes until the raw smell from onions goes away.
  • Add chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder. Stir well. Cover the lid to continue to cook for at least 2 minutes.
  • Add cooked peas or frozen peas and mix well. (soak the dry peas overnight then pressure cook up to 3 whistles)
  • Add the sauteed tofu and stir gently. Place a cover on the pan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • As it starts to boil, remove the lid and add a little sugar, Kasuri methi, or dried fenugreek leaves. Garnish with cilantro.



If you are using dry peas, be sure to cook it in a pressure cooker or stovetop before you start to prepare this recipe.
Note: The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Iron: 1mg