One of my very favourite foods is Matar Paneer….it is an Indian meal, cubes of cheese and peas in a yummy creamy tomato curry. Obviously giving up dairy has put a crimp in this meal. Since tofu has a similar texture to to paneer, I decided to come up with a vegan version.
-1/2 package extra firm tofu, pressed and diced
-1 can diced tomatoes
-handful frozen peas
-1 can light coconut milk
-1 teaspoon curry powder
-sprinkle of onion powder (if I’d had fresh onions, I probably would’ve chopped one up and tossed it in), garlic powder, salt, and turmeric.
-mix all ingredients but tofu and peas and bring to a boil
-drop in tofu and simmer on low heat until curry thickens (about 20 minutes)
-toss in peas before serving over rice or with bread, naan
*this delicious curry could be used with a lot of different ingredients, definitely you could toss in some different spices, or use whatever vegetables you want. The recipe is actually very similar to a falafel curry I made recently, surprisingly falafel balls taste delicious! I also think it would be great with cauliflower and will try thet next! If you aren’t vegan, try it with paneer!