Cauliflower and tofu in a medium-hot masala sauce. Serve over basmati rice or with naan.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the block of tofu onto a plate and place another plate on top. Set a 3 to 5 pound weight on top (a container filled with water works well). Press the tofu for 20 to 30 minutes, then drain off and discard the accumulated liquid.

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  • Whisk the yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, 1 teaspoon garam masala, and minced ginger together in a bowl. Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes, and gently stir into the yogurt mixture. Arrange the tofu cubes onto the prepared baking sheet so they do not touch each other.

  • Bake the tofu in the preheated oven until the tofu has firmed and the sauce is no longer sticky, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Gently turn the tofu every 15 minutes during baking.

  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the garlic and serrano peppers in the hot butter until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the coriander, 2 teaspoons cumin, 2 teaspoons garam masala, and salt. Cook another minute to release the fragrance of the spices. Add the tomato sauce and cauliflower florets; cover and cook, stirring frequently until the cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Once the cauliflower is tender, stir in the half-and-half, peas, cilantro, and baked tofu cubes. Bring to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes, or until your desired thickness is attained.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; 27.3 g total fat; 62 mg cholesterol; 1038 mg sodium. 30 g carbohydrates; 20.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
This dish was phenomenal!!! I followed the directions exactly and it turned out great. It would even be great over rice. This recipe deserves all 5 stars. I'm annoyed by reading reviews that alter a recipe and then knock down the rating because of the changes. Thanks for sharing this fabulous dish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2013
This wasn't a BAD dish but I expected more flavor. With all the cumin corriander ginger and marsala I was dissapointed with the blandness. I did enjoy the texture of the tufo baking it prior t adding it I believe is a great idea. Also it was kinda ugly with the tofu and cauliflower being white the sauce turns everything kinda reddish brown. Read More
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
This dish was phenomenal!!! I followed the directions exactly and it turned out great. It would even be great over rice. This recipe deserves all 5 stars. I'm annoyed by reading reviews that alter a recipe and then knock down the rating because of the changes. Thanks for sharing this fabulous dish! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
This dish was phenomenal!!! I followed the directions exactly and it turned out great. It would even be great over rice. This recipe deserves all 5 stars. I'm annoyed by reading reviews that alter a recipe and then knock down the rating because of the changes. Thanks for sharing this fabulous dish! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2012
Great recipe! I can tell it was highly inspired from the Tikka Masala recipe on this site (even tasted mostly the same) but improved upon. I only used one serrano pepper since I'm pretty spice sensitive and I think that worked out perfectly. I also doubled the yougart sauce- I've learned when in doubt double the sauce! Be sure to tin-foil your baking sheet to save on the clean up! I used non fat greek yougart - I think it not being as watery as regular helped the cooking time as I only had mine in the oven for 40 minutes before it was done and all the sauce was thickened and clinging to the tofu chunks nicely. I took a tip from another reviewer and used 2% evaporated milk instead of half and half to cut down on the fat (1 12oz can). If you don't like your cauliflower to crunch and would really like the flavors to get into it take your time in softening it. I kept adding water to the tomato sauce as they cooked together to give it plenty of time to soften up and soak in the flavors. Better to simmer it as much as you can BEFORE you add the cream/half and half/ect. Served with a little jasmine basmati with more cilantro for garnish. I don't think the flavor is quite enough to be able to mix in much rice next time I'll serve with naan bread instead! Very filling! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2012
My family likes spicy food however I tested the first serrano I cut open and decided to use just one (instead of 3). It was the perfect amount of heat---any more and it would have overpowered the rest of the spices. The word that kept coming to mind when eating this was "depth" of flavor. Whole family loved it. Served over jasmine rice. The 4 of us polished it off. Btw I subbed skim evap. milk for the half & half and didn't feel it needed all 2 cups. Probably only used a cup. Will do the same again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
Very good! It's surprisingly spicy considering how little hot stuff is in it but that's just the way I like it! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2012
I made this recipe without peas (because I hate peas!) and with 1 serrano instead of 3. I also reduced the bake time on the tofu to 30 minutes stirring the tofu after 15 minutes. I only did this because the tofu got really dry and stuck to the baking sheet. In fact next time I make this I will have to consider really slathering the baking sheet with grease. I used a non stick sheet AND greased the sheet and still the tofu stuck terribly. My partner and I loved the results though. We'll be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
I am lactose intolerant and sour cream is a serious no - no for me and I am able to get lactaid milk rather I do it my way. Without sour cream but with 2% Lactaid milk. All else I keep somewhat thee same. Great recipe great dish! Only reason it did not get five was the changes I make. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2012
This was a great dish. We are vegan so I substituted the yogurt for vegan sour cream mixed with a little soy milk. That worked wonderfully. Using soy milk in place of the half and half did not work as well the milk curdled. The tofu was a bit too spicy for my kids and next time I will probably cut the amount of spices in half. Overall a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2012
This was delicious. The only thing I changed was that after reading the reviews I decided to start with one pepper which ended up being perfect for our tastes. I also left out the garlic due to a food insensitivity. I loved this and am looking forward to making it again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2012
Fantastic! I felt like I was at an Indian restaurant. I did not have all of the spices so I did without the coriander and cilantro. This is a spicy recipe so if you like things mild you should probably cut out the cayenne completely and maybe reduce the serrano. I served with homemade naan from this site and got rave reviews from my friends. Also as you may have guessed this makes way more than 4 servings for the average person. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2013
This wasn't a BAD dish but I expected more flavor. With all the cumin corriander ginger and marsala I was dissapointed with the blandness. I did enjoy the texture of the tufo baking it prior t adding it I believe is a great idea. Also it was kinda ugly with the tofu and cauliflower being white the sauce turns everything kinda reddish brown. Read More