About this recipe
Tofu is a brilliant source of plant based protein that is now really accessible and affordable; making it a great option if you are looking to eat a little less meat or fish. There are now lots of different types of tofu you can buy, I especially like the smoked variety as it gives a really unique umami flavour which is great in dishes like curry or stew.
You can also get some varieties that have added nuts or seeds for example the one I used in this recipe contains almonds and sesame seeds. Not only does this add an extra texture, but also some valuable vitamins like vitamin E, Omega 6 Fatty Acids and additional protein.
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- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1 Onion, finely chopped (around 150g)
- 4 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 5cm Piece of ginger, grated or finely chopped (around 30g)
- 1 Green chilli, finely chopped
- 1 tsp Garam masala
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ground cumin
- 1 tsp Ground coriander
- 1 tsp Ground turmeric
- 250g Tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 400ml Vegetable stock
- 400g Spinach, washed
- 300g Smoked tofu, cut into chunks
- Salt and pepper
- Juice of 1/2 -1 lemon
- 4-6 tbsp Plain yoghurt (optional)
- Handful of fresh coriander (around 25g)
- Brown rice, to serve
Set a large sauce pan on medium heat and add in the oil.
Prepare your onions, garlic, ginger and chilli and add to the pan. Cook for around 5 minutes until beginning to soften before adding in all your spices and cook for a further few minutes.
Add in your tomatoes, salt and pepper and also your vegetable stock and allow to reduce for 10 minutes before adding your tofu and then cooking for a further 5-10 minutes to reduce the sauce further.
Once the curry has become nice and thick add in your spinach leaves long with a squeeze of lemon juice to taste and plenty of fresh coriander. At this point, check the seasoning, adding a little more salt and pepper if needed.
Remove from the heat and stir through the yoghurt – this will help make it creamy but still light and fragrant.
Serve with a little more coriander and your choice of grains or naan bread.