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Vegan Tofu Curry in Instant Pot
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Instant Pot Tofu Curry Recipe with Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes (No Salt Added)

This Tofu Curry is scrumptious & so easy to make in Instant Pot. The best part is that is is made with Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes (No salt added). And it is a vegan and gluten-free preparation.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: easy Indian curry, glutenfree vegan curry, Instant Pot Tofu Curry, Vegan Paneer Recipe
Servings: 8 people
Author: simplyvegetarian777

Equipment

  • Instant Pot 6 quart or Mealthy Multipot
  • Measuring Spoons, Measuring Cups, Stirring Spoon,
  • Kitchen Colander
  • Chopping board and knife
  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 small Onion chopped roughly
  • 1 cup Muir Glen Diced Organic Tomatoes from the can
  • 2 Garlic Cloves chopped roughly
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger chopped roughly
  • 1/2 tsp Green chili (jalapeno or Thai) optional
  • 1 cup Green Peas thawed/microwaved for 2 minutes
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro leaves
  • 1 block/ 14 oz Extra Firm Tofu cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup Cashews broken pieces
  • 1/4 cup Almonds broken pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp Raisins
  • 2 cups Water more if needed

Oils & Spices

  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste

Tofu Marinating Spices (Optional)

  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1 small pinch Red Chili powder
  • 1 small pinch Salt
  • 1 small pinch Garam Masala
  • 2 sprays Cooking Oil or use 1/2 tsp cooking oil

Instructions

Preparing Tofu for the Recipe

  • Extra firm Tofu cubes can be used as is or can be prepped before adding to the curry.
  • Take a bowl. Add tofu cubes, pinch of turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and garam masala. Spray with little oil. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan. Spray with Cooking Oil. Add marinated Tofu Cubes. Cook on medium flame from all the side till slight crispy. Use these Tofu cubes in the curry.
  • You may prepare these Tofu Cubes in the air fryer also. Air fry these at 390*F till they are crisp. It would take about 10-12 minutes. Shake in between for even cooking.

Instant Pot Tofu Curry Instructions

  • Place the inner pot inside the Instant Pot and plug it in. Press the Saute Mode and when the screen displays HOT, add 1 tbsp oil to the inner pot. Now add chopped onion, garlic, ginger, and green chili. Saute for 2-3 minutes till onions sweat and become slightly soft.
  • Now add cashews, almonds, 1 cup of Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes (No Salt) & Raisins. Give it a good stir. Add all the spices and ½ cup water. Give another good stir.
  • Cancel Saute Mode. Place the Lid on Instant Pot and lock it. Set the Floating valve to SEALING. Press Manual/Pressure Cook Button and set it on high for 10 minutes. Once the timer goes off, follow NPR (natural pressure release) and open the lid. Add 1½ cup water and blend with hand-held blender or a high speed blender into smooth sauce.
  • Return the curry sauce back to the inner pot. Add thawed green peas, chopped cilantro leaves and pan grilled tofu cubes to the pot. Stir it all together. Close the lid. Cook on saute mode for 5 minutes.
  • Tofu Curry is Ready. Adjust the salt if needed. Also if it is too thick for you, add more warm water to the desired consistency.
  • It is best served with Naan and Rice.

Stove Top Recipe Instructions

  • Take a heavy bottom pan and heat oil in it. Reduce the heat to medium and add onions, ginger, garlic, and green chili to it. Saute for 3 minutes and then add almonds, cashews, raisins and 1 cup of Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes (No Salt). Give it a good stir. 
  • Add spices and 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes till nuts become soft. Switch off the heat. Add 1 cup water and then blend it into a smooth sauce. Add more water if needed. Adjust salt and garam masala as needed. Add green peas and pan fried Tofu cubes. Stir and Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Tofu Curry is Ready. It is best served with Naan and Rice.

Notes

  1. You may prep the tofu in advance. It is perfect for the meal prep.
  2. You may keep the Curry Sauce ready in advance as well. And use it as needed.
  3. This recipe can be easily doubled.
  4. You can refrigerate this curry up to a week easily.
  5. The sauce can be prepared in advance and is perfect for freezing.