Pan Fried Tofu Ghee Roast Masala

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Today is Indian  Independence day . An Important day for all our fellow Indians to renew our vow for  working towards the betterment of our Motherland.

On this historic day ,I have another reason to celebrate . Its a small milestone as this is my 50th post on my blog. I owe it to all my family and friends who have encouraged and supported me to reach here. I would like to thank each one of you and dedicate this post to all of you for your immense support.

As you all know I try and experiment different cuisines(Vegetarian). I was introduced to this Ghee Roast Masala by a Manglorean  friend. I made Ghee roast masala at home and started experimenting.

A very simple,Easy and yummy dish to prepare.
You can substitute with Paneer , Potato or mushroom.
I am sure you will love it.
A great Starter which your guests will love.

Recipe for Pan fried Tofu ghee roast masala.

Recipe for Ghee Roast Masala Powder:
Prepares approximately  700 Gms ghee roast powder


1/2 Kg Dried red Kashmiri chillies – for a nice bright colour.
125 Gm Coriander seeds
50 Gm Jeera
50 Gm Peppercorns
2 Handfuls of fresh garlic, keep the skin on.


1. Clean & remove the stalks of the chillies.

2. Either sun dry them for a few days or Incase you cannot sun dry just roast it lightly but ensure it does not burn.
3.Roast the rest of the ingredients (except garlic ) separately at a low flame for a few minutes only, until they are a shade darker and starts to get aromatic (the aroma is hard to miss). Remove from heat and let cool.

4. Combine all ingredients and grind into a fine powder. Sift using a metal sieve.

This can be stored in a airtight container upto one year in the refrigerator.


Sun dry the garlic flakes for a few days and then mix to the above mixture.
Do try small quantities first.

Recipe for Pan fried Tofu ghee roast masala:

Take firm tofu cakes and slice them into thin strips. Smear some ghee and grill for 10 Mins at 180C for 10 Mins.

Make a thick paste of the above Ghee roast powder by adding a little water. Add salt to taste and 1/4/ Tsp Amchur powder(Dry Mango Powder) . Mix all the ingredients together. Dip the tofu strips in the masala and ensure the masala is smeared evenly. Heat 2 Tsp of oil in a pan. Place the masala coated Tofu strips in the pan. Roast on slow fire on both sides and ensure it does not burn. Just 5 Mins on each side. Pan fried tofu is ready. Garnish with coriander and serve with freshly chopped onions or raw salad.

I am sure you cannot stop at one.

0 comments on “Pan Fried Tofu Ghee Roast Masala

  1. -

    Your tofu pan fried in ghee masala looks very tempted.. so here I am.

  2. -

    This looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Loved it

  3. -

    Hey Prrethi, its ssoooo soooo tempting, can we use normal paneer in place of tofu?

  4. -

    Looks absolutely wonderful! I love learning different ways to prepare tofu.

    • - Post author

      Thank you.Do try this and I am sure you will love it.

  5. -

    What a great way to season tofu! I’ve always liked it grilled, but never thought to spread it with a masala first.

  6. -

    yummy tofu Preethi and lovely recipes!

  7. -

    I never eat Mashala before, and your pan fried tofu ghee roast masala looks so delicious! I can’t wait to make it at home! Thank you Preethi for sharing the recipe! 😀

    • - Post author

      Most Welcome Julie. I am glad you liked it. Do try and give your feedback.Thank you.

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        Your Welcome!! Thank You!! 😀

  8. -

    Congrats! And this looks delicious! I am (mostly) vegetarian, so I love finding new vegetarian dishes 🙂

    • - Post author

      Thank you . Good to hear that you like vegetarian.

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