A warm, savory Indian favorite, easy to make and exciting to eat. Serve over hot rice, with yogurt on the side, which may be added to taste to cut the heat and add sweetness.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, onion, and tofu; cover, and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Stir in coconut milk, cumin, curry powder, ginger, salt, and red pepper paste; bring to a simmer. Add tomato sauce, peas, and carrots; simmer, covered, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; 17.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1053 mg sodium. 17.4 g carbohydrates; 7.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2007
Flavor is excellent. I did not use 6 cups tomato sauce and I'm glad I didn't I think that would've been overkill that would drown out the coconut flavor. I used a 14 oz can diced tomatoes and half of a 14 oz can of tomato sauce. 1 tbsp of pepper paste is plenty spicy if you like it mild add less. I have to say that this recipe makes a large volume I would have preferred it to be half the quantity had too much leftover. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2009
I make this all the time but my recipe is a bit different measurement wise. First do NOT use all those tomatoes! It will ruin the curry. Cut it down to about 1 and 1/2 cups of the tomatoe sauce and I like to put the tomatoes and onions in the food processor. I use about 3/4 a cup of coconut milk unsweetened. And add flaked unsweetened coconut for extra flavor. ALSO since my husband is Indian I use paneer. AWESOME if you can find it. Some Indian (Patel Bros) groceries keep it in their frozen food section. You can also find ready made naan chapathi and paratha that are authentic and taste homemade. But you don t have to do all that work. ALSO veggies I cut down to 1 to 1 1/2 cup total. Read More
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208 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 110
  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2007
Flavor is excellent. I did not use 6 cups tomato sauce and I'm glad I didn't I think that would've been overkill that would drown out the coconut flavor. I used a 14 oz can diced tomatoes and half of a 14 oz can of tomato sauce. 1 tbsp of pepper paste is plenty spicy if you like it mild add less. I have to say that this recipe makes a large volume I would have preferred it to be half the quantity had too much leftover. Read More
(90)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2007
Flavor is excellent. I did not use 6 cups tomato sauce and I'm glad I didn't I think that would've been overkill that would drown out the coconut flavor. I used a 14 oz can diced tomatoes and half of a 14 oz can of tomato sauce. 1 tbsp of pepper paste is plenty spicy if you like it mild add less. I have to say that this recipe makes a large volume I would have preferred it to be half the quantity had too much leftover. Read More
(90)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
This recipe has excellent flavor and was delicious! I took the advice of other reviewers and cut down by at least half on the tomato and just a little bit of the coconut milk. I added extra curry and also didn't have the red pepper paste so I substituted with some red curry powder which gave it a nice spicey flavor. I'll definitely be making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2006
Easy and delicious! Usually I use tofu in Asian or vegetarian-zed American foods I wasn't sure how Indian flavors would work with tofu but it was great. My only confusion was the tomato sauce. I wasn't sure how many cans of tomato sauce I would need to get exactly six cups so I just used one large can. Obviously this was a lot less than six cups but the sauce was flavorful and had a lot of body. Also I substituted a pinch of chili powder because I didn't have red chile paste on hand. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2007
I liked this recipe but agree with previous comments such as: 1) it makes a lot! 2) Let it simmer the longer it simmers the better it tastes 3) Use less tomatoe sauce and more coconut milk. I think that it makes a more authintic cream sauce that way. 4) I definately added more curry powder and garlic for a zesty recipe. With these changes it is definately a keeper for my house! Reheats amazingly well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2007
This was really delicious although it didn't turn out the way I had expected it to at all. It was less "keema" and more curry. For that amount of tomato sauce I suggest at least doubling the tofu. As is the tofu was drowning in the curry and so its minced texture was lost. The curry thankfully was awesome so not complaining. Finally the dish had in my opinion a Thai-Indian hybrid flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
I used a combination of curry paste and curry powder instead of cumin and red pepper paste. This recipe also uses way too much tomato sauce. I stopped after about 3 cups of tomato sauce and found the curry to be really good as it was. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2007
This recipe ROCKS! I've added different veggies (runner beans for example) which allows for variety since I've made it frequently since the first try. I've also used powdered coconut milk and had a positive outcome. I had it simmer for quite a long time waiting for the hunny returning later from work than usual and it made the curry that much richer - which makes this meal a time-tolerant option as well. All around this is a FANTABULOUS recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2007
This is a fnatastic recipe!! My family loves it and my husband really enjoys cooking it. We stick to the recipe then let it simmer for about 30 minutes then add more spices to taste. (Always more curry) It makes a lot but saves and reheats really well! It has become a staple in our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
Very good! I followed the recipe for the most part. Halved the pepper paste so it wouldn't be too spicy. I used two cans of Hunts tomato sauce and one large can of chopped tomatoes (drained). I ate this with Minute Rice. This recipe makes quite a bit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2009
I make this all the time but my recipe is a bit different measurement wise. First do NOT use all those tomatoes! It will ruin the curry. Cut it down to about 1 and 1/2 cups of the tomatoe sauce and I like to put the tomatoes and onions in the food processor. I use about 3/4 a cup of coconut milk unsweetened. And add flaked unsweetened coconut for extra flavor. ALSO since my husband is Indian I use paneer. AWESOME if you can find it. Some Indian (Patel Bros) groceries keep it in their frozen food section. You can also find ready made naan chapathi and paratha that are authentic and taste homemade. But you don t have to do all that work. ALSO veggies I cut down to 1 to 1 1/2 cup total. Read More
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