Tofu Tikka Masala

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Tofu Tikka Masala

The ONLY Tofu Tikka Masala recipe you will ever need is here!
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 294kcal
Cost: 250


For the Tofu Tikka

For the Tikka Masala Gravy

For the Tofu Tikka Masala


Making the Tofu Tikka

  • Cut the Tofu into cubes and place in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, add the Tandoori Tikka Masala, ginger garlic paste, and oil.
  • Mix well until everything is well combined.
  • Now, pour the marinade over the tofu and mix to coat the tofu well.
  • Marinate the tofu in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 C.
  • Remove the tofu from the fridge and skewer on wooden or metal skewers.
  • Place the skewers on a tray and bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until a charred crust is formed.
  • Remove the Tofu Tikka from the oven and set aside.

Making the Tikka Masala Gravy

  • In a large pot, add the tomatoes, ginger, garlic, cashews and whole spices.
  • Cover with the water and place the pot over medium heat.
  • Bring the pot to a boil and continue cooking until the cashews are completely soft.
  • This process will take about an hour or so. Once completely cooked, remove the pot from the heat and set aside to cool down.
  • Once cool, transfer to a blender and blend until a smooth puree is formed. You can add some water as needed for smooth blending.
  • Be careful to completely blend the whole spices as they can be very unpleasant when chewed on!

Making the Tofu Tikka Masala

  • In a pot, add some oil and heat.
  • Add the onions and cook them until they are fully caramelised.
  • Now, add the ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw aroma and taste has disappeared.
  • Add the Tandoori Tikka Masala and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now, add the blended gravy to the cooked onions. Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking the gravy for at least 10-15 minutes.
  • A good way to gauge if the gravy is done cooking is to taste it!
  • If you’re still tasting raw spices, then you need to cook the gravy more. Be careful with splatter from the gravy as it will be really hot!
  • You can add some water to the gravy as needed and if it is getting too thick.
  • Once the gravy is fully cooked, add the Tofu Tikka Cubes to the gravy and serve with some rice and naan!


Serving: 200g | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 910mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2086IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg
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