Tofu Masala for #SummerofStirFry

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I’m keeping it short and sweet here folks, because today’s recipe doesn’t need a lot of fluffy words to make it sound good.

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This tofu masala is made with crispy baked tofu bites, sautéed vegetables, super spicy sauce and creamy, buttery saffron rice. It can be made in less than 30 minutes flat and can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled for leftovers all week long. Honestly, I don’t know what else to say. El and I ate the entire batch (meant for 4) in one evening and I proceeded to make the exact same dish for dinner the next night.

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I mean, look at it, wouldn’t you make it two nights in a row too? It’s total comfort food for the soul, especially when you’ve been as crazy, stressed and insane as I’ve been lately. My absolute favorite part about this spicy Indian dish has to be that it’s made in just one pan. That’s one, one giant wok is all you need to recreate this perfect recipe at home.


I have to thank Circulon, especially, for including me in their Summer of Stir Fry campaign. I’m all about one pot meals, and it makes it so much easier to create them when you have a fantastic product to start with! Plus, thanks to them I am happy to be giving away 1 Circulon Acclaim 12-inch Covered Wok!!


Good luck! Now go make some tofu.

Tofu Masala


Serves about 4.
Prep time: <10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


For the rice:

  • 1 package saffron rice
  • 3 tablespoons butter

For the stir-fry:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 package extra-firm tofu pressed and cubed
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 large zucchini chopped
  • 1/2 summer squash chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 cup chopped oyster mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  •  Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 can (21 ounces) diced tomatoes(not drained)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  •  Fresh cilantro for garnish

For the directions on how to make this, be sure to check out Circulon’s website!

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  1. Posted by Heather on
    Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
    This is darn tempting. We love Indian food, and fortunately, my Midwestern, meat-loving husband is more than happy to make a meal out of tofu! I do think, though, that our first dish in a new wok would be Pad Thai with shrimp...
  2. Posted by Susan on
    Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
    I would love to make a real honest-to-goodness stir fry in a new wok. Love that it has a lid.
  3. Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
    deliciousssss..i am heading over to find directions because its happening this weekend in my kitchen.
  4. Posted by Angie on
    Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
    I love my Circulon pans! I'd definitely make a chicken stir fry!
  5. Posted by Cheryl on
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    Delish! that may be whats for dinner tonight!
  6. Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    I have never tasted tofu and actually never saw someone eat it around me....huh...I must hang with a bunch of carnivores lol. The flavors of this dish look delicious!
  7. Posted by The Food Hunter on
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    definitely something with broccoli!
  8. Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    Stir fries are where it's at. Tofu is a hard sale in my house, but I think this might work really well!! It certainly looks amazing!
  9. Posted by Crystal Barrett on
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    This looks beautiful! Very different from what my family and I normally eat but I would love to give it a try!
  10. Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    Less than 10 minutes prep time has my name written all over it! I love Indian food (recent discovery!)
  11. Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    Looks delicious! We've been trying to eat more meatless meals and we've been experimenting with tofu! I think this is going to the must-try list!
  12. Posted by Danielle on
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    Oh YUM! See you tonight Tofu Masala. See you tonight.
  13. Posted by Meseidy on
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    This looks so comforting! Love it!
  14. Posted by jacquie on
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    a variation of your recipe except for mushrooms instead of the tofu.
  15. Posted by Felicia on
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    The first thing I'd make would be a Malaysian stir-fried flat rice noodle dish called char kuey teow bc it needs a wok to get its distinctive charred flavor!
  16. Posted by Nutmeg Nanny on
    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
    I sorta want to face plant into this...
  17. Posted by Cory on
    Thursday, July 17th, 2014
    I would def make this dish if I won the wok, it looks really tasty. My last wok got smashed when we moved.
  18. Posted by Katie on
    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Oh wow, wonderful giveaway and I'd actually make this recipe since it looks absolutely delicious and I don't have a good quality stir fry dish!
  19. Posted by Lisa on
    Sunday, July 20th, 2014
    Looks great! Looking forward to trying this one!
  20. Posted by Nicole Dz on
    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
    The first thing I would make is some spicy chicken stir fry with brown rice.
  21. Posted by Cory on
    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
    This looks so delicious, I hope I win so I can make it!!
  22. Posted by on
    Thursday, August 7th, 2014
    Aw, this was a really good post. Spending some time and actual effort to create a top notch article… but what can I say… I
    procrastinate a llot and don't seem to get nearly
    anything done.