Baby corn tofu kadai masala – Vegan

Tofu Kadai


Kadai tofu baby corn masala is a semi dry dish which can be served with pulkas/parathas/naan. In this kadai dish soft chunks of tofu, baby corn, bell pepeprs are immersed in a spicy tomato-onion based masala. It is nothing but a simply, mild spicy and flavourful side dish.

I served this with Dill-coconut rice (link)

Yields-3-4 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-30 minutes


  • Tofu-150gms
  • Finely chopped onion 1medium
  • Diced/cubed onion-1medium
  • Diced/cubed bell peppers-1
  • Baby corn-10
  • Finely Chopped tomato-3medium
  • Slit green chilli-1-2
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Cumin powder-1tsp
  • Garam masala-1tsp
  • Chilli powder-1/2tsp (optional)
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Chopped coriander-for garnish


  • Start by preparing the tofu-drain and place it on the kitchen towel/ paper towel wrap and place heavy pan/ weight for 15-20 minutes.
  • Once drained completely chop into cubes/triangle and place the slices on the heated skillet/pan and roast both sides until golden brown on a medium high flame ( 3-4 minutes each side) and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai/pan and add in finely chopped onions, slit chillies saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add tomatoes and saute until soft and mushy.
  • Add diced baby corn, capsicum, onion and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then add dry powders (turmeric, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder) saute and cook on a medium-low flame for 10-12minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Finally add in salt, shallow fried tofu mix well simmer for another 1-2 minutes/ until tofu is coated well and heated through.
  • Turn off the flame transfer to the serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve with roti (link)/paratha (link)


  • Paneer can be used alternatively to tofu
  • Spices can be personalised as per taste

I am bringing this recipe to Annie’s VVLP#12ย and Kimmy’s Healthy Vegan Potluck #14


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on September 16, 2014, in Indian, Side dish, Vegan and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Hi Chitra. Lovely recipe!
    Also, thanks so very much for checking out the series of author interviews at “Teagan’s Books.” Hugs!


  2. looks very tempting and preparation is also quite easy….


  3. Ah! So inviting! Looks like a time consuming one, but, seems damn easy! Thank you Chitra for this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ TC! Keep smiling ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Two of my fav ingredients Silky Tofu and Tender baby corn. Yumm….


  5. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  6. Love all your dishes with baby corn ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  8. Another gluten free dish


  9. This looks really good! ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. Delicious! Chorea, I don’t think I know anyone that cooks as much as you! Your family are very fortunate to have you.


  11. Tofu kadai Masala is my fav:-) your version looks yummy C


  12. rockmyvegansocks

    Mmmm this looks so good!!! I have garam masala in my spice container and I don’t use it enough – love that this recipe has it. Thanks so much for sharing this over at Healthy Vegan Fridays =) I have pinned your recipe to our Pinterest Board.


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