Vegan Tofu Korma – So much better and quicker than a Takeout!
CREAMY VEGAN TOFU KORMA CURRY
This mild creamy vegan korma curry is an adaptation of the popular Indian curry ” Korma”or Qorma, found in the British Curry house.
Did you know – The classic Indian curry “Korma” is not Vegan? It has a great balance of spices, heat, sweetness, and extremely flavorful.
We love a good easy Vegetable Korma at home with a quick flatbread or even Dosa. However, when I do not have the necessary vegetables, I do opt for this creamy coconut Tofu korma.
This fresh curry comes together in a jiffy. I like to simplify the recipes and make sure there are minimal steps involved in it – just like this tofu curry.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN TOFU KORMA?
To make this easy peasy vegan korma, the very first step is to prepare the Korma Sauce.
For the Korma Sauce – Place onion, cashew nuts, tomato paste, cardamom, a little water in a blender and blend until you have a smooth paste.
Heat the oil to the pan. Add ginger-garlic paste, prepared onion paste, and saute for 8 – 10 minutes.
Add the coconut milk, spice powders, and bring the korma sauce to simmer for 10 minutes. This easy Korma Sauce forms the base for the curry.
Now add the pan fried tofu to the sauce and allow the sauce to simmer for 1 minute or so.
Transfer this quick flavorsome curry to the serving dish. Garnish with cashew nuts or toasted almond flakes and coriander leaves.
Did you know you can make Ground Cumin and Ground Coriander at home in just 10 minutes and they are much more flavorsome than the store-bought ones? Check out our recipes on homemade cumin powder and coriander powder.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the best Korma Sauce?
Although there are so many brands in the market that sell Korma Sauce like Patak’s Korma Sauce, Uncle Ben’s Korma, and Seeds of Change Korma Sauce.
Honestly, Homemade Korma sauce is the best and super easy to make. Add all the ingredients to a blender jar and process to a smooth consistency and you have your homemade sauce ready!
When the sauce is this easy to make, why buy a jar of store-bought Korma Sauce?
What type of Tofu should I use?
If you live in the UK, I can highly recommend Tofoo brand Extra Firm Tofu. Tofoo brand of Tofu does not require you to squeeze out any extra water or place a weight on it. You can use it straight out of the box.
Is there Dairy in Korma?
Traditionally Korma preparation in the Indian Sub continent is made with yogurt ( diary ) for the sauce to provide a rich creamy sauce.
However we have made our Korma completely dairy-free by using coconut milk for the creamy gravy sauce.
What is the difference between Korma and Curry?
As the name suggests Korma and Curry are two different dishes. Korma is a milder curry made with mild spices and dairy or nuts to lend a subtle flavor. On the other side, Curry is a spicer dish made with an array of spices leaving us with a spiced flavored sauce.
Why is Korma Yellow in color?
Many curries just like Korma have a golden Yellow color with the addition of ground turmeric powder along with other spices to the gravy base. Turmeric not only has health benefits, but it also makes the dish really attractive.
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VEGAN TOFU KORMA RECIPE BELOW
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 Onion
- 12 Cashewnut
- 3 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 2 Cardamom
- 1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 Tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 Tin Coconut Milk
- ½-¾ Cup Water
- 250 g Extra Firm Tofu cut into 1” pieces
- Salt to taste
- 3 Tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
- 3 Tbsp Cashew nut roasted
- Place onion, cashew nuts, tomato paste, cardamom, 1/2 cup water in a blender and blend smooth.
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add the tofu, and fry until they start to turn golden and crisp. Drain them to a plate and set aside.
- Heat the remaining oil to the pan. Add Ginger garlic paste, onion paste and saute for 8 – 10 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste, coconut milk, spice powders,salt to taste and bring the korma sauce to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the fried tofu and cook for another one minute.
- Transfer the korma sauce to a serving dish.
- Add the roasted cashew nuts and coriander leaves.