Monday, April 4, 2016

Shahi Tofu or Creamy Tofu

Shahi Tofu is cooked in the same way as we make Shahi Paneer. Shahi Paneer is one of the top curries from Punjab. It is a must-cook dish for when guests come over and it is always there on the menu in parties or weddings and other celebrations.

Just like Shahi Paneer, Shahi Tofu is cooked slowly in a tomato-based sauce and made rich with heavy fresh cream.

And both the dishes taste same too as tofu and paneer or cottage cheese are both tasteless and have a cheesy creamy texture.

See this post to know how tofu is a healthier alternative to paneer.

Veg Chili Tofu Gravy and Veg Chili Tofu (dry) are other tofu dishes that are super delicious and easy to make.

I remember my mother making shahi paneer in bulk for countless dinner feasts when all our close relatives would come over during the summer and winter break. She would use homemade malai and about a kilogram of paneer and simmer the shahi paneer slowly on low flame.

This Shahi Tofu is very much made in the same manner my mother cooks shahi paneer. You can go ahead and substitute the tofu with paneer or even with cooked tandoori chicken pieces or uncooked shreds of chicken breast.

I do not have step by step images for cooking this recipe but I will try and write the method step by step.


Tofu, cubed 250 gms
3 onions, grind to paste
4-5 tomatoes, grind to paste
4-5 green chilies
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp chana masala or garam masala
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp coriander leaves
3-4 tbsp fresh cream/malai
Cooking oil 3-4 tbsp


1) Start by heating oil in a pan.
2) Now add the onion paste. Saute until its brown. Keep stirring so that it doesn't burn.
3) Put in the tomato and green chili paste.

4) Saute and let it cook until tomato seems to have separated from the oil. Add coriander leaves and red chili powder, chana masala or garam masala, salt to taste. Stir.
5) Now add the cream and mix. Put the diced tofu pieces. Turn off the gas as we don't want to cook the cream for long.

Shahi Tofu is ready!

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and cream.

Serve with hot chapatti or parathas.

What you think about this recipe?

How do you make your tofu? Or do you like to stick to the good old paneer?

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