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Quick Tofu Tikka Masala

25 min

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This dish was inspired by the famous Chicken Tikka masala recipe, that is often served in Indian restaurants across Europe and North America. We wanted to make an easy and quick vegan alternative, for everyone to enjoy at home. It takes very little time to prepare it, and the taste is delicious - slightly spicy, creamy and perfect for a quick weekday dinner.

Servings

Total

25 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

15 min

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 8.8 oz (250 g)
    firm tofu, cut into 2 cm pieces
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    whole brown mustard seeds
  • 2 Tbsp (12 g)
  • ½ tsp
    salt
  • ¼ tsp
    chili powder, or less for less spice
  • 1
    large tomato, chopped
  • ¾ cup (180 mL)
    soy cooking cream
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • ¼ cup (32 g)
    raw cashews, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp (49 g)
    tomato paste
  • ½
    lime, juiced

Directions

  1. To a large pan on high heat, add the oil and tofu. Turn it periodically so it gets lightly golden on all sides.
  2. Meanwhile, add the oil and onion to a sauté pan pan on medium-high heat. Cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the ginger and mustard seeds. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add the masala seasoning, salt, and chili and toast for another minute. The dish is spicy, so omit or add less chili if you're not a fan of heat.
  5. Add the chopped tomato, cooking cream, yogurt, cashews, and tomato paste. Cook for 7 - 8 minutes.
  6. Lastly, add the cooked tofu and stir it through.
  7. Squeeze over the lime juice, stir, and serve with naan or rice. Enjoy!

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Grains & Starches 38%

vegan naan

Proteins 28%

firm tofu

unsweetened soy yogurt

raw cashews

Fruits & Veggies 34%

medium onion

freshly grated ginger

large tomato

tomato paste

lime

Calcium

firm tofu

unsweetened soy yogurt

Fat

vegetable oil

vegetable oil

soy cooking cream

raw cashews

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Angie - June 9, 2024, 4:01 p.m.

Definitely a winner. So good!


Aish - April 22, 2024, 5:26 p.m.

I just made this and WOW. I am not much of a cook I am pretty lazy and mainly eat leftovers and sandwiches but I wanted to get my health in check so I made this and I honestly cannot believe that I managed to make something like this.

I used coconut milk which added an amazing almost tropical flavor and I think I accidentally added sesame seeds instead of mustard seeds but it still worked. My dish almost looked identical to hers without me having to add any food coloring or something like that to bring out the beautiful red color. Instead of cashews I garnished it with some coriander it went really well together.

I will definitely make this again and I am really glad to have made the decision to buy this app. Now I can finally eat tofu and actually enjoy it for once

PUL Team - April 22, 2024, 9:07 p.m.

How awesome, Aish! We're so happy that the Tofu Tikka Masala was enjoyed, and it's even more special since you stepped out of your comfort zone. We're excited to share even more delicious adventures together 🤗✨

Aish - April 23, 2024, 8:05 a.m.

Oh wow it’s so sweet of you to take your time and reply thank you so much! This is really motivating to keep going

PUL Team - April 23, 2024, 5:40 p.m.

We are always here to support and cheer you on, Aish! ☺️


inanna - April 22, 2024, 1:02 p.m.

Super easy and tasty, highly recommended!


Csenge Berta-Jenei - April 22, 2024, 12:55 p.m.

I made it with rice. It was delicious.


Fabs! - April 21, 2024, 9:02 p.m.

We just had this amazing dish for dinner and omg that was amazing! We are definitely doing it again! Thanks for lifting the weight of the mental load at dinner time!

PUL Team - April 22, 2024, 8:18 p.m.

Aw so happy the recipe was enjoyed, Fabs! Happy cooking 🤗


Sandra Hendrickx - April 21, 2024, 8:28 p.m.

Wow! So tasty! I never realised that a good squeeze of fresh lime juice could make such a difference in the taste and experience of a dish. Instead of soy yogurt and -cream, I used coconut yogurt and -milk.

PUL Team - April 22, 2024, 8:11 p.m.

Thanks, Sandra! Isn't it incredible how much a little lime can elevate a dish 🙌


Kelsey M - April 15, 2024, 12:43 p.m.

So easy for such flavour!


Kimberly - March 17, 2024, 4 p.m.

Made this multiple times now with both tofu and mock chicken. We love this recipe!


Steph LP - March 16, 2024, 9:57 p.m.

Another success with that recipe in my family!!


Helen - March 16, 2024, 6:21 p.m.

This was so yummy I couldn't believe it was tofu. I ended up marinating the tofu for about 36 hours, then cooked it in a skillet. Next time I will bake it to firm it up a little. Masala sauce was spectacularly delicious and I will use that portion of the recipe for all my masalas. I didn’t have the vegan cream and yoghurt so I substituted oat milk for all of it. Highly recommend this recipe!!!

PUL Team - March 18, 2024, 8:07 p.m.

Mmm sounds incredible, Helen, thanks so much for taking the time to share the review! So glad that the Tofu Tikka Masala was enjoyed 🙌


Sylwia Malinowska-Clabots - March 6, 2024, 7:43 p.m.

So creamy! It was super quick and really good


Émilie - Feb. 28, 2024, 8:11 p.m.

Indian curries aren't usually my favourite but I really loved this one, I used an Oatly oat Greek yoghurt and the sauce was so velvety... Would definitely make again!

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2024, 11:07 p.m.

So thrilled that the tofu tikka masala was enjoyed, Émilie - thank you!


Magda - Feb. 24, 2024, 3:23 p.m.

So so good 🥰


alan - Jan. 22, 2024, 9:47 p.m.

I love a good curry but this is one of best I have made every think was so tasty 😋


Eirini P - Jan. 11, 2024, 5:23 p.m.

So tasty! I made it with smoked (firm) tofu and loved it. The flavour of the dish (I served it with Basmati rice) is fantastic.

PUL Team - Jan. 11, 2024, 8:34 p.m.

Yay! So happy that the Tofu Tikka Masala was enjoyed, Eirini 🙌


Katie - Jan. 5, 2024, 1:46 a.m.

Delicious!


Jasmin - Dec. 29, 2023, 6:44 p.m.

Really delicious and so easy to make. I had all the ingredients for the tikka masala spice. Definitely recommend making this homemade with the recipe from this app. So flavourful ♥️

PUL Team - Jan. 2, 2024, 11:34 p.m.

Love when we have all the ingredients for a recipe already on hand 😃 Thanks for sharing the review, Jasmin!


Maud - Dec. 3, 2023, 7:25 p.m.

Very very nice! I used vegan chicken pieces instead of tofu, it was delicious.


studentoflife76 - Dec. 1, 2023, 3:14 a.m.

Delicious and easy. So flavorful! I left out the chili and added an extra pinch of black pepper and some peas. The whole family loved it!

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2023, 9:15 p.m.

Sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing, friend 🫶✨


alexxis - Nov. 29, 2023, 4:46 a.m.

So delicious! And truly so filling! I thought the serving size looked pretty small before trying this, but it’s super rich and you don’t need a ton to feel super satisfied. Will definitely be making this again!

PUL Team - Nov. 29, 2023, 4:18 p.m.

We're so happy that the tofu tikka masala was enjoyed, Alexxis, thank you!


Magda - Nov. 23, 2023, 11:45 a.m.

Tastes sooooo good and is so quick 💪😋


BMarie - Nov. 21, 2023, 5:49 p.m.

What brand do for soy recommend for cooking cream? (( Thank you! )) Coconut milk is used in most dishes in U.S. I'm really not a fan of coconut milk, because its so heavy and dense. Can I use raw cashews (I usually whip it with almond milk) I know cooking cream is heavier than regular plant-based milks.

PUL Team - Nov. 21, 2023, 9:17 p.m.

Hey BMarie, we use the Alpro brand for our cooking cream, it's a common brand here in Europe. You could use any type of cooking cream though, such as cashew or almond if they're more accessible. Soaked cashews that are pulverized will give a similar creaminess to cashew cooking cream. Hope you enjoy the tikka masala if you're able to give it a try 😊


Dominika - Nov. 4, 2023, 10:16 p.m.

Absolute perfection!


Bianca - Nov. 1, 2023, 11:31 a.m.

Really delicious🌟
My daughter loves it!


hede - Oct. 23, 2023, 3:32 p.m.

really quick and delicious 🫶🏼


sanje - Oct. 9, 2023, 9:35 p.m.

obsessed! we make this ALL the time!


Lia Silva - Oct. 4, 2023, 9:12 p.m.

When they say quick, it is really quick!! I’ve made this dish in less than 30 min, and managed to make it after work and before my family arrived home hungry for dinner. My 4-year-old daughter gobbled up two servings! And I got compliments from my (non-vegan) husband! 🤩🤩 Thank you PUL team for such a delicious meal! 🏆

PUL Team - Oct. 5, 2023, 4:20 p.m.

So glad to hear the whole family enjoyed it, thanks for taking the time to share Lia! 🤗


agnieska - Sept. 9, 2023, 8:54 p.m.

LOVE it 😍😍😍


Ellis - Aug. 25, 2023, 2:15 p.m.

Tasty and comforting. Love it!


Stine Laybourn - Aug. 19, 2023, 2:54 p.m.

I love this! I have tried quiet a lot of different vegan recipes for tikka masala - also some that took hours to make - but I always end up doing this again. Simply because it is the best one! And because it is soo easy and quick, I have time to make the PUL recipe for homemade naan, which really elevate the dish!

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2023, 10:16 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Stine, thank you! Hearing your positive reviews is making us smile from ear to ear 💛

Stine Laybourn - Aug. 19, 2023, 10:44 p.m.

That makes me happy! I have been using your recipes for years and love the new app, but discovered I hadn’t reviewed any of the recipes, just shared them over the years 🙈 So now I started going trough all my favorites and leaving a comment and a review. Because you should really tell someone when they did awesome. And you guys did🧡 …And I just tried a new recipe this evening, so one more positiv review coming up! Thank you soo much for all your hard work🙏

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2023, 11:11 p.m.

Aww you're the best, Stine, it means so much 🥹 thanks for helping make our community special for so long! Cheers to continuing our culinary journey together ✨


abi - Aug. 16, 2023, 6 p.m.

Love this


mel - Aug. 14, 2023, 11:58 a.m.

👍🏻


Daniela - July 28, 2023, 9:32 a.m.

Right after trying this for the first time I invited friends over to cook it for them. One of the best vegan recipes I've found so far - even among this site's recipes, which are all fabulous :)

PUL Team - July 30, 2023, 6:41 p.m.

Such a massive compliment, Daniela, we're so thrilled the PUL recipes are being enjoyed 🤗


max - July 24, 2023, 11:40 p.m.

So good!!


Madeleine Schön - July 22, 2023, 9:13 p.m.

Super easy and delicious! My friend even said it was the best curry he’s ever eaten :-)


SW - July 3, 2023, 3:26 p.m.

Love this!! After making it a few times now I’m curious if there may be a slight shopping translation difference. Chili powder here in AL USA isn’t very spicy - as in hot. I’m wondering if in other areas it is that - hot? I’ve have started using a Cayenne powder to substitute at the recommended chili powder amount for extra spice and it’s perfect.

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 7:59 a.m.

Hey there, SW, thanks for sharing your experience with it! We use a generic chili powder from our local grocery store in the Netherlands which doesn't specify anything else. If you're in North America, it's likely the chili powder is more mild, so you can stand to use more. Cayenne powder is a lovey idea to add some depth 🤗


A. - June 23, 2023, 8:34 p.m.

I haven't even gotten to try the recipe itself, as your printing interface is pure bullp**p and won't format a decent page. The "print picture" mark is completely ignored, after deleting the picture from the page manually it'd split the "directions" after the very first item to another page although there's plenty of space left... It feels like getting to work is the hardest part, but not in the "usual way". Please change that, as the recipe itself sounds awesome. I'll find my workarounds and then cook it, but I'm heckin' annoyed at the moment.

PUL Team - June 24, 2023, 6:27 a.m.

Hey there, A! Thank you for your patience when trying to print. We'll note this down as an idea to help improve the website! In the meantime in case it helps, making the font smaller by pressing the green "-" button at the top of the print preview page may help. Feel free to email us at [email protected] if you'd like any further support. We hope you love the recipe if you're able to give it a try 🤗

Daniela - July 28, 2023, 9:35 a.m.

just a reminder that you are getting fantastic free recipes here :) Some problems with the printing format surely don't warrant such an angry comment. Thanks Sadia and team for your great work :)!


Martunia - May 13, 2023, 2:02 p.m.

Delicious! I made it for lunch today. The portion size is rather small, so I had a side of your garden dill dip with it and I feel blissfully fed 😋


Kim Tee - May 7, 2023, 10:06 a.m.

Great dish! I used fenugreek seeds instead of mustard seeds and made the PUL tikka masala mix. My only complaint is that I am too lazy to methodically turn every piece of tofu for even browning, but that is a self-criticism and not reflective of the recipe.

PUL Team - May 8, 2023, 12:59 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Kim 😃

Elizabeth - Dec. 23, 2023, 4:58 p.m.

Kim, I was thinking the same thing, and think I'll toss the tofu in the air fryer to crisp up while I make the curry sauce on the stove. Then maybe I'll have time to make fresh naan too!


Nima Mahallati - May 6, 2023, 2:45 p.m.

Love this recipe! So delicious! Thank you! 🥰


Cibyl - April 30, 2023, 2:07 a.m.

We eat a fair amount of tofu in our house, but I tend to stick to the same handful of recipes and end up getting bored. This definitely broke me out of my tofu rut! The sauce is so delicious and it all came together amazingly fast! I used almonds instead of cashews and they gave it a really nice crunch. The homemade spice blend is definitely a winner.

PUL Team - May 1, 2023, 3:38 a.m.

Awe so happy to hear, Cibyl, thank you!


Ana - April 29, 2023, 9:45 p.m.

Phenomenal! Especially considering how easy this recipe is to make. Blown away by the ease of the naan recipe as well, a perfect pairing


Sophie - April 18, 2023, 9:48 p.m.

Very tasty and easy!!


Steph M - April 5, 2023, 4:56 a.m.

We really enjoyed this recipe! We substituted the yogurt cream and soy cream with coconut milk and a little bit of ricotta (just because we had it in the fridge) and it turned out great. But it wasn’t really hot at all? I even doubled the tikka masala spice. Any ideas how to make this hotter?
Thanks!

PUL Team - April 7, 2023, 6:52 p.m.

Hey Steph, thanks for taking the time to share! Chili powder tends to vary across the world so you could add more of it to taste. For example, if you're in North America, it's likely the chili powder is milder whereas in the EU it's more concentrated 🙂


Sarah - April 3, 2023, 6:31 p.m.

Love this recipe! It does what it says on the box: super quick, easy, but big on flavor. I definitely recommend!

PUL Team - April 3, 2023, 7:11 p.m.

So happy to hear, Sarah, thank you!


Nessa - March 31, 2023, 6:12 p.m.

I cooked this with my mom yesterday evening and it was delicious!! Loved the taste and it's a completely filling dish. :) Will definitely try this again :D


Zz - March 9, 2023, 1:25 a.m.

It’s very bad with coconut milk

PUL Team - March 9, 2023, 6:03 p.m.

Hey there, so sorry to hear the recipe wasn't enjoyed! We've heard many positive reviews with full-fat coconut milk in place of soy cooking cream. If you used light coconut milk instead, it might not have turned out the same way. Light coconut milk is more watered-down than the full-fat variety in case that was used. We hope this helps for now 🤗


Sonja - March 8, 2023, 7:18 p.m.

This looks so good! I love tikka masala and I'll have to try this.

I do have a question: Sadia has mentioned before that European chili powder is pretty different from North American chili powder. Here in the US it's more of a blend that's used in Latin American/Tex Mex cooking. Is the chili powder in this recipe more like pure ground chili peppers?

Thanks!

PUL Team - March 9, 2023, 5:28 p.m.

Hi Sonja! We use a generic chili powder from our local grocery store in the Netherlands which doesn't specify anything else. If you're in North America, it's likely the chili powder is more mild, so you can stand to use more. If you're in the EU, perhaps add less to start and add more to taste when cooking to help avoid too much spice. We hope you enjoy the recipe 🤗


Eline - Feb. 28, 2023, 12:14 p.m.

This recipe is sooo good! Simple and effective: super delicious. I made it once with rice and spinach on the side for a simple evening dinner, and once with two other PUL recipes for a dinner with friends: the garlic naan and the potato and green pea curry. It was just a feast and everybody thought all the food was so delicious. Thank you for sharing these amazing, often fairly easy, recipes!

PUL Team - March 1, 2023, 6:03 p.m.

Aw thank you for the very kind words, Eline! We appreciate it so much 🤗


Ellie - Feb. 23, 2023, 11 p.m.

I made this today, it was so delicious! I love tofu and tikka masala, so this was perfect.


Marike - Feb. 21, 2023, 10:52 p.m.

This is SUCH a good recipe! It's become a staple in our household now and I'm so happy I found it. Even though I'm more of an OG butter chicken fan (but I can't handle dairy), I actually liked this recipe more. It's so filling along with the naan that I sometimes omit the tofu!

PUL Team - Feb. 21, 2023, 11:18 p.m.

We're so thrilled the recipe is being enjoyed, Marike - it means so much 😃


Ecaterina - Feb. 21, 2023, 7:42 p.m.

HOW??? How did I live without this until today??? This is going straight to my "go to" recipe for quick dinners. I had all ingredients ready, and when I came from the gym, in less than half hour the tofu tikka masala was on my plate. I used regular yogurt, but had vegan cream...and oh my sweet Goddess of indian food! Thank you so much for sharing such high quality content for "regular people" :)))


Alyssa - Feb. 15, 2023, 6:24 a.m.

I'm making this tikka masala again tonight, since my Indian husband loves it so much! A couple of weeks ago I made it for his colleagues who came over for dinner, including a couple of other Indians, and yes, they also loved it. I guess that says it all, if Indians love it, than it really must be good. 😉


Ash - Feb. 12, 2023, 8:48 p.m.

First time cooking with tofu and I loved it!! Thanks. When is the app out ? :)

PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2023, 10:31 p.m.

Aww welcome to the tofu club, Ash! We're crossing our fingers that it will be ready to share around the end of May 🤞 If you wish to stay up-to-date on the App and its progress we'd recommend signing up for our newsletters here: pickuplimes.com/newsletter


Katha - Feb. 11, 2023, 8:42 a.m.

Actually, I'm not a big lover of Tikka Masala. But I had some leftover Tofu that I wanted to use and as I saw your video with the recipe, I gave it go. For Tikka Masala, it was very delicious. Still not my favorite dish, but I would cook it again and even my husband liked it. Thanks for all the ideas. You inspire me a lot when it comes to the question what to cook during the week.

Love from Germany

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2023, 5:03 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Katha, Tikka Masala isn't for everyone 🙂 In case you're interested and haven't already seen it, we have a filter for meals with tofu here: pickuplimes.com/recipe/?sb=&a…

Katha - Feb. 26, 2023, 6:34 a.m.

Oh thanks, I didn't know about the filter yet. 👍


yoyo - Feb. 10, 2023, 1:59 p.m.

It would be cool if there was a timer for step 3 too!


Charlotte - Feb. 9, 2023, 7:06 p.m.

This recipe is amazing! I’ve been making it ever since you posted the youtube video with the recipe. I only switch the vegan cooking cream and yoghurt with dairy as I’m not vegan, but otherwise I follow the recipe.


Nele - Feb. 7, 2023, 3:11 p.m.

This recipe is divine!
I enjoyed cooking it, the tasting was delicious. Excellent also for kids.
Thank you so much, your channel created a significant added value in my cooking skills.

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2023, 4:46 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share the kind review, Nele!


Aya - Jan. 29, 2023, 4:56 p.m.

Amazing recipe. Again, your repice never disappoints


Mynameiszarah - Jan. 15, 2023, 7:46 p.m.

This is truly an amazing dish... it takes so little time (even if I decided to use the same pot for the tofu and for the sauce, I still doubt it even took 25 minutes from start to belly.) and still comes out so fantastic! It's one of the very best dishes I have tried and a super easy recipe, too - if I could give it 6 stars out of 5, I definitely would.

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2023, 12:29 a.m.

Awe Zarah you're much too kind! We appreciate the glowing review so much and are so happy to hear 🤗


Danna - Jan. 15, 2023, 6 a.m.

I made this last night and loved it! I haven't access to soy cream so I made cashew cream and it was divine! I fried the tofu in my air fryer and it was perfect and cut down on my time at the stove. Will definitely be making this again and I have leftover spice mix for next time too. For leftovers today I added steamed kale which was yummy and garnished with cilantro! Thanks for another wonderful recipe.

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2023, 12:28 a.m.

Ooo air frying the tofu sounds lovely, Danna, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the tikka masala!


Alex - Jan. 14, 2023, 12:15 p.m.

Only five minutes total to press and cut the tofu; chop the onion, tomato, and cashews; grate the ginger; juice the lime; and measure the eight other ingredients? Maybe for The Flash.

I enjoyed the recipe well enough, but dishonest prep times are a pet peeve of mine, and they're rampant on cooking sites. Why? Just be honest, it's okay.

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2023, 12:03 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share, Alex, and our sincerest apologies for any frustration. One key to the speed provided is to prep ingredients while others are cooking. This is what we were hoping to highlight in the accompanying video and in the way we structured the directions. We're so glad the recipe was still enjoyed and we'll be sure to note down the insight to help us improve!


Annamária Gálik - Jan. 14, 2023, 11:53 a.m.

Simply delicious and warm, perfect for a winter day, many thanks for the recipe! I did not have cashews so I used walnuts instead but it was amazing, the gentle sweet taste it gave to the sauce is incredible. Also I did not have the tikka masala ready at home, so I used your recipe to mix the ingredients, the feature to mark the used spices is extremely helpful, you have a fantastic website. The only tricky part was to make golden all sides of the tofu cubes. Is there a quick way or insider suggestion how to rotate the tofu cubes quickly or more effective?

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2023, 12:26 a.m.

Hey there, Annamária, aw we're so glad the recipe was enjoyed and thank you for the very kind words! Using a non-stick pan, lowering the heat, and adding a touch more oil (such as vegetable oil) can help achieve a firmer texture and more golden colour without the tofu sticking to the pan. It may be tempting to stir tofu a lot, but sometimes letting tofu sit undisturbed at a lower temperature can do wonders. Once the proteins in tofu cook, they naturally "let go" of the pan more easily 😃


Upasana - Jan. 7, 2023, 11:15 a.m.

I made this dish two weeks ago and it was quite good. So I decided to make it again yesterday. My husband bought vanilla flavored soy yogurt instead of plain yogurt and I realised it after I used it in the dish, I was very upset with myself, but when I tasted it, it tasted just the same as the last time, despite using the wrong ingrediënt. For the next time I am tempted to try some other flavored yogurt besides vanilla, jk hehe. Thank you for this recipe.


Amanda - Dec. 12, 2022, 12:36 p.m.

Love this recipe! Quick and easy, perfect to make ahead and enjoy later throughout the week!

PUL Team - Dec. 13, 2022, 1:40 a.m.

We're so glad it's being enjoyed, Amanda - thank you!


Aaron - Dec. 2, 2022, 5:55 p.m.

Thanks for the recipe!

what kind of chili powder do you use? The one I have is not very spicy at all? Just curious.

Thanks!

PUL Team - Dec. 2, 2022, 9:09 p.m.

Hey there, Aaron, we typically use a generic chili powder from our local grocery store. Some varieties can be spicier than others so if you find yours isn't spicy it could help to purchase a fresh powder (ethnic grocery stores often have great options at more affordable prices!) or add more to taste 🙂


Nadia - Nov. 14, 2022, 2:50 p.m.

This is such a lovely recipe! Really quick but very delicious. I have made this twice already the past two weeks, definitely recommend!!!

PUL Team - Nov. 14, 2022, 4:28 p.m.

So happy to hear, Nadia, thank you 🤗


Elli - Nov. 11, 2022, 3:05 p.m.

Made it today and overate like it was christmas, unbeliveable delicious. I had to make some changes because I didn‘t have everything at home: I left out the joghurt and just took more cream (I did the same with the naan) and I swapt the tofu for some dry soy „meat“ I had in my pantry. It worked out perfectly well and I will cook it again a lot of times.
Thank you so much!

PUL Team - Nov. 11, 2022, 6:18 p.m.

We're so glad it was enjoyed, Elli, and thank you for sharing the modifications!


Monica - Nov. 10, 2022, 10:34 p.m.

Wow! Just tried this recipe and it was PERFECT!! We don’t have Indian food widely available in Mexico and I’m just so happy I can now make my own 🥳

PUL Team - Nov. 10, 2022, 11:32 p.m.

It means so much, Monica! Sending hugs to Mexico 🤗


TC - Nov. 6, 2022, 1:34 a.m.

This was AMAZING and so easy to prepare. Didn't have lime so I added your Afghan Chutney to the top (the chutney has been a staple in my house over the last year and has a permanent spot in my fridge) for some acidicy and it was perfect!

I second the below reviewer that said you need a physical cookbook. I would swoop that up and a copy for all my family in a heartbeat! Thank you thank you thank you for these recipes.

PUL Team - Nov. 6, 2022, 6:36 p.m.

So happy to hear, TC, it means so much! Hopefully one day we can share a physical cookbook 🤗


SW - Nov. 3, 2022, 12:26 a.m.

Amazing!


Diana - Oct. 30, 2022, 3:16 p.m.

I just tried this recipe today and I am shocked. And in love because this dish is superior 😍❤️Even my family who isn't the biggest Indian food fan found it delicious...the different textures hit just different. I loved the crunch of the cashews and the softness of the tofu paired with the flavourful sauce😍still in food heaven😊I made it with your homemade tikka masala mix and I think it couldn't have been any better❤️

PUL Team - Nov. 1, 2022, 6:35 a.m.

Aw you're much too kind, Diana! We appreciate the lovely feedback so much more than we can express💛


Ulendo - Oct. 30, 2022, 12:56 a.m.

20/10 !!! This dish right here??? Amazing! I went with the coconut milk substitute and I couldn't find soy unsweetened yogurt so I used vanilla almond milk yogurt 😅. I was nervous about the sweetness but it all balanced out honestly. Another top tier recipe 👌🏾

PUL Team - Oct. 30, 2022, 2:35 a.m.

Oh thank you for the glowing review, Ulendo, it means so much! So happy the recipe was enjoyed 😊


Fernanda - Oct. 30, 2022, 12:13 a.m.

10/10 - so tasty!


Clara - Oct. 29, 2022, 8:45 p.m.

Hi!!! I absolutely loved this recipe.😍😍😍

Ive started to get into cooking just recently and I'd love to try more recipes like this, easy delicious.

PUL Team - Oct. 30, 2022, 2:34 a.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, Clara! Happy cooking 🤗


Charlotte - Oct. 25, 2022, 5:12 p.m.

This recipe was absolutely delicious!! All the flavours and textures came together so perfectly and I made the PUL naan recipe to accompany it too which was so tasty. I already cannot wait to make this again!

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2022, 5 a.m.

Woop woop 😃 It means so much, Charlotte - thank you!


Janine Seto - Oct. 24, 2022, 3:02 p.m.

My goodness this was incredibly tasty. Will be making it again!

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2022, 7:05 a.m.

Aw thank you, Janine!


Anita - Oct. 24, 2022, 7:37 a.m.

I was really excited to try it, it really is quick to prepare but unfortunately the taste was disappointing - it had a strong mushroom aroma for some reason... I used curry powder, maybe that was the reason? Anyway it was worth a try :)

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2022, 7 a.m.

Hey there, Anita, how disappointing! Is there any chance the curry powder has edible lichens or Kalpasi in it? We believe that sometimes this is added which may give off an earthy or mushroomy taste. In case you're interested and haven't already seen it, we have a recipe for a Tikka Masala spice mix we find works deliciously in this one: pickuplimes.com/recipe/tikka-…. We hope this helps for now 🙂


Aneta - Oct. 23, 2022, 4:53 p.m.

That was the recipe that I'm looking forward to making! Can I swap cooking cream with anything? I never have cooking cream at hand as I don't use it for anything (and vegan or vegetarian version is hard to come by where I live).

Also - hope that someday there will be a physical copy of your updated cookbook! It is my favorite - it's gotten me through the pandemic!

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2022, 8:14 p.m.

Hey Aneta! You can use canned full-fat coconut milk instead of the cooking cream - and aww we hope to share a physical cookbook one day. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the recipes on the blog 💛

Aneta - Nov. 5, 2022, 7:51 p.m.

Hello. Using coconut milk worked great! I'm in love with that recipe! Flavorful and with different textures - quick and easy! I quickly became staple! Thank you!


Lina - Oct. 22, 2022, 7:03 p.m.

Thank you for yet another amazing recipe! It's very similar to a recipe an Indian friend taught me years ago, but she eyeballed everything so I could never get it to taste quite how hers did. I will definitely be making this regularly.

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2022, 7:42 p.m.

Love the connection to it, Lina! We're so happy the tikka masala was enjoyed 😊


Antonia - Oct. 22, 2022, 5:09 p.m.

This recipe is perfect! I love Tikka Massala and never got it righty thanks so much.

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2022, 7:41 p.m.

Thank you, Antonia, enjoy!


Phillipa - Oct. 21, 2022, 11:29 p.m.

Loved it! I have done a vegan tikka masala before but I will definitely be using this recipe over the others from now on. It’s full of flavour. Annoyingly I forgot to squeeze over the lime but it just means I’ll have to make it again in a couple of days. Thank you for yet another great recipe!

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2022, 7:13 p.m.

Aw so glad it was enjoyed, Phillipa, thank you!


Johanna - Oct. 19, 2022, 5:43 p.m.

Is it freezer friendly?

PUL Team - Oct. 19, 2022, 6:15 p.m.

Hey there, Johanna! We haven't tried it but we imagine it will freeze alright. The only hesitation is with the tofu, which can hold on to ice crystals with its porous structure. As a result, the tikka masala could become more liquidy when it thaws, but it should still be delicious! Do let us know if you give it a try 😃


Dude - Oct. 19, 2022, 2:02 a.m.

Tasted incredible! The cashews made it for me.
I have to say that mine came out a bit thicker and drier than the usual tikka masala I've eaten in restaurants (and the one seen in the video). Maybe I just need to take it off the heat earlier next time?
It was also much redder in color than orange. I think I went overboard with the tomato paste, haha.

Thanks for the recipe, anyways :)

PUL Team - Oct. 19, 2022, 6:55 a.m.

Hey Dude, we're so glad it was enjoyed! Cooking it for too long or too high of heat could have dried it out. If you find it happens again with reduced time or heat, adding more cooking cream or a touch of water works well to make the base more saucey. Sometimes different spice hues, such as the chili powder or tikka masala spice mix impact the colour too 😃


Jermaine - Oct. 17, 2022, 9:25 a.m.

The flavors were bold and absolutely delicious!!


Sophie - Oct. 16, 2022, 7:27 p.m.

Just made this and it's so good. 10/10 would recommend! Will definitely be making this again.

PUL Team - Oct. 17, 2022, 12:11 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Sophie, thank you!


Diana - Oct. 16, 2022, 11:59 a.m.

One of the best !


Babli - Oct. 16, 2022, 5:05 a.m.

I'm sorry Sadia but I just can't stop trying your recipes! I made this one today and it was delicious!!! It has that Indian kick to it and I'm all about that

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2022, 7:05 p.m.

Aww you're too kind, Babli! We're so happy the PUL recipes are being enjoyed 💛


Kathleen - Oct. 15, 2022, 3:50 p.m.

I don't love cooking, but this was really easy and super delicious. Will be making it again!

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2022, 7:04 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Kathleen!


John - Oct. 14, 2022, 9:41 a.m.

Okay WOW this recipe was unbelievably good! 20/10 recommend. How are these recipes FREE?!

PUL Team - Oct. 14, 2022, 10:23 p.m.

Aw thank you, John, it means so much 🙂


Shania - Oct. 13, 2022, 6:25 p.m.

It is night here, in India and I realized I was running out of time for dinner. Made the tikka masala, including the homemade powder and wow, it definitely hits the spot! My family loved it, especially the spices prepared were fresh and vibrant. Thanks, PUL and Team! Looking forward for such wonderful recipes in the future.

PUL Team - Oct. 14, 2022, 7:04 a.m.

Oh we're so thrilled to hear, Shania, thank you! Happy cooking 🤗