Kerau ra tofu tarkari - nepali tofu & peas curry

Main Dish
2 servings
25 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Tofu: 1 pkt firm tofu

Peas: 1/2 cup +

Bayleaf: 1-2 medium

Onion: 1 chopped

Cardamom: 2 pods

Ginger: 1 inch piece

Garlic: 1-2 cloves

Turmeric: a pinch

Cumin powder: 1 tsp +

Fresh red chilli: 1

Tomatoes: 1-2 big chopped

Chilli powder

Coriander powder

Garam masala powder

Water /Veg broth: for cooking

Cilantro: for garnish


  • Squeeze the tofu between paper towels and drain it.
  • Avoid this if it is already firm. Cube the tofu into bite size pieces. Heat oil in a wok or pan and brown/shallow fry the tofu.
  • You can also deep fry or grill them as how you like. Remove the tofu pieces and drain on paper towels. In the same wok, add bayleaf, onion and cardamom. Saute till the onion starts to brown.
  • Meanwhile, paste together ginger,garlic,turmeric and cumin powder. When the onion starts browning, add the paste and saute until the raw smell goes.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, chilli-coriander and garam masala powder and salt and cook till the tomatoes start cooking.
  • Add water/broth and boil down to a thick gravy/paste adjusting the salt and spices. Serve with rice,bread or as per choice garnishing with chopped cilantro.


Kerau Ra Tofu Tarkari - Nepali Tofu & Peas Curry, photo 1Kerau Ra Tofu Tarkari - Nepali Tofu & Peas Curry, photo 2


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