Balti Tofu/Soya in Roasted Bell Pepper Gravy

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My Kids love Tofu / Soya. They were bored of the usual gravy that I always make. As it was long weekend, my kids wanted to eat something nice and yummy. I was also in a mood to cook some new dish.

This experiment was successful. Got a thumbs up from my Hubby, Parents and my greatest critics ie my boys. They always give an honest opinion and that encourages me to try different recipes and also experiment.

Recipe for Balti Tofu/Soya in Roasted Bell Pepper Gravy


150 Gms firm Tofu / Soya cut into cubes

1 Green Bell Pepper (Big)

1 Yellow Bell Pepper(Big)

1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

1 Tsp Kitchen King Masala/ Garam Masala

1 Tsp Jeera/ Cumin

Salt to Taste

¼ Tsp Haldi/ Turmeric

3 Onions ( Medium Size) cut into pcs

4 Red Tomatoes( Medium Size) cut into pcs

½ Tsp Ginger Paste

½ Tsp Garlic Paste

20 Cashews

Chopped Corriander to Garnish

8 Pepper Corns

Salt to Taste

1 Tsp Oil

For Marinaton:

½ Tsp Chilli powder

¼ Tsp Amchur/Mango Powder

¼ Tsp Coarse Pepper powder

¼ Tsp Garam Masala

¼ tsp of Oil


Marinate the Soya Cubes by adding all the ingredients and leave it for 25 Mins.

Roast Green and Yellow bell peppers on direct flame and keep it aside. Do not peel the skin.

Heat ½ tsp of oil in a wok. Add Pepper Corns, Cashews and Ginger Garlic Paste. Saute for 1 min. Add onions and roast till they turn slightly brown. Add the tomatoes and mix well. Leave it on a low flame for 5 mins. Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool.

Once the mixture has cooled, add the roasted bell peppers and grind . The mixture should be slightly coarse. The mixture for Gravy is ready.

Heat ½ Tsp oil in a wok. Add Jeera /Cumin, Haldi/Turmeric, Chilli Powder and Kitchen King Masala/Garam Masala. Ensure it does not burn. Add he Marinated tofu/ Soya and roast for 10 mins on Low flame. Add the Bell pepper onion paste and salt. Let it simmer on low flame for 8 mins.

Switch off the flame and serve hot with Rotis/Phulkas.

Notes: In case you don’t like Soya, you can substitute it with Potatoes, Paneer or meat.

0 thoughts on “Balti Tofu/Soya in Roasted Bell Pepper Gravy

  1. Loving the use of Tofu in an Indian inspired dish, something I have not seen before… I would love to experiment a little more with tofu as it has only been in the last few years that I have eaten stuff with it in that I like, unfortunately it is not available over here very often 🙁

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