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“Butter” Tofu

Someone blogged a while back about the fact that you can pick up Butter Chicken seasoning and the spice packet itself is vegan. So last time I was at the Indian market I picked one up with the intention of trying out a “Butter” Tofu. I finally got around to that this week.Here’s the mix I used, the tomatoes I added and the tofu. I’m not sure why the pappadums jumped in the picture…I loosely used the recipe on the back of the box. Here’s what I did: “Butter” TofuIngredients1 pound firm or extra firm tofu, drained and pressed2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 packet Shan Butter Chicken Mix2 tablespoons oil 1 14oz. can whole cherry tomatoes or diced (smash them if you use whole ones)1/2 cup soy milk2 tablespoons Earth Balance Mix lemon juice, 1/4 cup of water and the 1/2 packet of seasoning mix. Pour over drained, pressed tofu and marinate 30 minutes. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add marinated tofu reserving the marinade. Fry up until browned. Add tomatoes, soy milk, and reserved marinade. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes. Add Earth Balance, stir in until melted.Eat.We ate it over basmati rice with Dino’s Collards. Nummy. 


  1. oh, that looks GOOD. I miss butter chicken. Does it taste similar?

    (and the pappadums jumped in the picture because they're so cheeky and delicious like that ;)

  2. laura

    February 28, 2008 at 6:08 am

    you know, i have no idea, i never had it! it tastes pretty authentically indian if that helps. a little spicy, but not painfully so. (i know that's subjective, but there it is) i love this as new pantry food though.

  3. Alright, I'm ready to try my packet now too. This looks awesome.

  4. laura

    February 28, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    i eagerly await photos. :-)

  5. What's Dino’s Collards? they look really good too! i'm trying out butter tofu tonight, although my sauce is premade, yum yum!

    the statement about the delicious cheeky poppadoms – agreed

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