Feb 24, 2016

Tofu Makhani Recipe - Tofu Butter Masala Recipe

I made this couple days back and served with pulao, it turned out to be really delicious..I made the same gravy which i make for my butter chicken and butter paneer. The gravy is so good..It goes well with roti, pulao or naan.

The gravy is so simple, you can use this to add any veggies in this..Such a easy and fool proof base to try..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time  30 to 40 mins
Serves: 4


Butter - 1 tblspn + 1 tblspn

Oil - 1 tblspn
Shahi Jeera / Black Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Black Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Tomato - 4 pureed
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 2 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Cream - 1/2 cup
Kasuri Methi Leaves - 1 tblspn
Tofu - 200 grams cubed
Water as needed
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped


Heat little oil in a tawa and pan fry tofu till lightly golden, remove them and soak them in hot water till use.

Heat oil and 1 tblspn of butter in a pan, add in cumin and other whole spices. Let them sizzle for a min.

Now add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in tomato puree and cook till oil separates from the mix.

Now add in chilli powder and other spice powders and saute till oil separates.

Now add in water, salt and sugar and mix well. Simmer for few more mins.

Add in fried tofu and mix well. Simmer for 5 mins.

Now add in kasuri methi leaves, cream and coriander leaves.Serve.

Take tomatoes in a blender

puree till smooth

take all ingredients

heat little oil in a tawa..pan fry tofu

fry till lightly golden

now it is done

drain them and soak them in hot water
heat little oil and butter in a kadai 

add in whole spices

let them sizzle

add in ginger garlic paste

fry for a min

add tomatoes

cook them down

keep cooking

meanwhile add in garam masala, turmeric and cumin powder

add in kashmiri chilli powder

add in salt and sugar

mix well

cook this till it starts to leave the sides

like this

add in water

mix well

add tofu

simmer for 5 to 10 mins

add kasuri methi leaves


mix well

add in coriander leaves

mix well



  1. I tried this recipe today and the gravy was very tasty. However my tofu was so much rubbery that I had to keep the tofu aside and eat only the gravy . Is there any way to avoid rubberiness in tofu. Also is it possible to do something with the already cooked tofu.

  2. @Haritha Bolisettysoak the tofu in hot water and then add it so it will be soft

  3. @dhivya swaminathanyou can use milk mixed with some cornflour


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