Kadhai Tofu Sabji Recipe

Soft tofu and crunchy capsicum in a tomato base sauce and mildly spiced is a must try recipe. Serve this lip smacking Kadai Tofu along with some phulka and raita. It also makes for a great lunch box meal.

Madhuli Ajay
Kadhai Tofu Sabji Recipe
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Kadhai Tofu Sabji is made by stir frying Tofu in a Kadhai/wok, with a few vegetables and spices. It is a quick, simple recipe made using easily available ingredients. You can make ahead a stock of the spice mix and use as required. The spices flavour the bland Tofu pieces and it is sure to win over even those who dislike Tofu.

Kadhai Tofu Sabji makes for a great lunch box meal along with Roti or Paratha. It can also be used as a stuffing to make Roti wraps too.

Serve Kadhai Tofu Sabji with Pudina Lehsun Laccha ParathaDal Palak and Red Cabbage Carrot, Sprout And Onion Salad for a wholesome lunch.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Tofu recipes such as

  1. Tofu Masala Rice
  2. Grilled Tofu Satay
  3. Saag Tofu


Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 250 grams Tofu , firm, cubed
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , diced
  • 1 Onion , diced
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic , paste
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , paste
  • 2 Tomatoes , blanched, skin removed and finely chopped or pureed
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) , crushed, optional
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , as required, chopped for garnish
  • For the dry ground masala
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 5 to 6 Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoons Anardana Powder (Pomegranate Seed Powder)
  • 3 to 4 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)

How to make Kadhai Tofu Sabji Recipe

  1. To begin making the Kadai Tofu Sabji, first make the dry masala.

  2. In a small pan, dry roast the coriander seeds, peppercorns, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies, tejpatta and black cardamom. Cool and coarsely grind it in a blender along with the Anardana and dry mango powder.

  3. Now we will make the Kadai Tofu Sabji

  4. In a kadai/wok, heat the oil. Add the cumin seeds and let it splutter.Once done add  the onion and the  ginger and garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds till the onion becomes translucent.

  5. Once the onions have turned translucent add  the turmeric powder, tomato puree and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of the freshly ground masala and kasuri methi, mix well to combine.

  7. Once done add the capsicum and stir fry for a few seconds. Add the Tofu cubes, sprinkle salt and sugar.

  8. Mix nicely so that the masala coats the Tofu cubes. Cook for another minute.

  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and transfer Kadai Tofu Sabji to a serving bowl,it is ready to be served.

  10. Serve Kadhai Tofu Sabji with Pudina Lehsun Laccha ParathaDal Palak and Red Cabbage Carrot, Sprout And Onion Salad for a wholesome lunch.