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Tofu Keema Recipe
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Tofu Keema

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"Indian mince tofu curry with green peas - can be eaten with naan or rice - family and guests love it!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Place tofu in a colander, and cover with a plate. Weight down with a skillet or some other heavy object. Let drain for 30 minutes. Place in the freezer for 24 hours.
  2. Remove tofu from freezer, and defrost. Mince, and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add cumin seeds, and cook until the seeds begin to sputter. Cook onion, ginger, garlic in oil until browned. Stir in tofu, peas, and curry powder; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Then stir in tomatoes and salt. Cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in chopped pepper, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2007

I have been making this from a recipe book for a while and this is so much easier! Just as delicious too. I had to make my own curry powder using 2 tsp. ground coriander, 1 tsp. ground cumin, 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp. turmeric, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger. Thanks for sharing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 10, 2003

VERRY Dry . Like chewing a curried burlap sack . I saved it by adding a cup of vegetable broth.

Aug 23, 2006

I skipped the whole long tofu draining and freezing step and it still came out great. I'll make it again.

Dec 28, 2004

Nummy Nummy In My Tummy, as my 10-year-old says! I did use the recommended 1c. vegetable broth (from cube); I mixed the curry powder and 1 tsp ground cayenne (our family loves spicy food!) into the broth, along with two T whole-wheat flour to help thicken it back up a smidge; might should have used cornstarch instead. Stirred the broth in with the tomatoes (I used canned diced ... much easier). Served over steamed basmati rice with naan (gotta have those carbs). Was even better next day, reheated ... flavors merged nicely. Thanks very much!!!!!

Sep 16, 2005

This is a quick and easy recipe for tofu. My husband and I really enjoy it. I used minced ginger from a jar and omitted the jalapeno pepper. I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I used a whole can of diced tomatoes. I can see why other reviewers would have found it dry without the extra liquid. Great over rice, and even better the next day for lunch!

Jan 23, 2003

This recipie has great flavour, I think even people who don't care for tofu would love it! I served it over rice, but I think it would be great with naan as well.

May 25, 2011

This dish is excellent! My husband thought it was chicken until I told him it was tofu. I am new to tofu. I love indian food, so if you love the curry taste, you'll love this recipe.

Apr 13, 2011

This is a wonderful recipe. Some additions and changes that I've made: first, I only had completely pulverized tomatoes, so I used them--they work great. My second time making this recipe I added grated zucchini and carrot, plus chopped red peppers, to the onion phase of cooking. The taste was excellent, and my boy friend who's just starting to eat healthy didn't even know he was eating the extra veggie content!


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  • Calories
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 21.8 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 547 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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