Mutter Tofu

My variation on the traditional Mutter Paneer and this one is definitely healthier! Goes well with rotis or peas pulao or plain basmati rice.

Mutter Tofu


  • 20 cubes of extra firm tofu – drained and dried
  • 1 onion – cubed
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 2 green chillies – slit
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1.5 cups of fresh green peas
  • Cubed red or green bell pepper (optional) – I used it because I had some left over peppers
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (add more if you like spicy food)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • salt per taste
  • Coriander / Cilantro for garnish
  • Lime Juice for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat a non-stick pan and using 1 tsp oil stir fry the tofu still they turn brown. Transfer these to a separate plate
  2. In the same kadai add about 1/2 tsp of oil and saute the garlic, onions and the coriander seeds, turmeric powder until the onions turn golden brown.
  3. Transfer the onion, garlic mixture to a mixer. Add chopped tomatoes to the mixer and grind to get a paste.
  4. In a non- stick kadai, Add about 1.5 tbsp of oil. When the kadai is hot enough add the jeera and the chillies.
  5. Once the jeera starts crackling, add the onion and tomato paste and saute till the raw smell of onion no longer exists.
  6. (If you are using green or red bell peppers add them before the masala paste and saute for 2 minutes.)
  7. Add salt and chilli powder to the masala paste followed by the peas and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  8. Add the tofu and mix well. Switch off the gas after 10 minutes and garnish with the chopped coriander and lime juice.

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