Eggplant and tofu tikka masala with basmati rice

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Eggplant and tofu tikka masala with basmati rice

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Eggplant and tofu tikka masala with basmati rice

Gluten-Free Friendly, Vegetarian, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 620 Calories/Serving

30–40 Minutes

Hearty, comforting Indian take-out favorite tikka masala goes vegetarian with eggplant and organic tofu, perfumed with our custom spice blend.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 1½ cups basmati rice
  • ¾ pound Hodo Soy firm tofu
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 globe eggplant
  • ½ pound button mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Tikka masala spice blend (ground turmeric - ground coriander - ground cumin - garam masala)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup roasted cashews
  • 6 or 7 sprigs fresh cilantro

Nutrition per serving

Calories 620, Total Fat 21g (27% DV), Sat. Fat 4.5g (23% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 5mg (2% DV), Sodium 95mg (4% DV), Total Carb. 77g (28% DV), Fiber 11g (39% DV), Total Sugars 10g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 31g
Contains: Milk, Tree Nuts, Soybeans

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the rice

  • Rinse the rice.
In a medium sauce pot, combine the rice and 2¼ cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork, cover, and keep warm.
While the rice cooks, prepare the rest of the meal.


Prep the tofu and vegetables

  • Cut the tofu into 1-inch cubes.
  • Peel and coarsely chop enough yellow onion to measure 1 cup.
  • Grate or peel and finely chop enough ginger to measure 1 teaspoon.
  • Remove the stem from the eggplant and cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half lengthwise into 1-inch-thick strips, the strips lengthwise into 1-inch-wide sticks, and the sticks crosswise into 1-inch cubes.
  • Cut the mushrooms into quarters.


Cook the tofu

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil until hot but not smoking. Add the tofu, season with salt and pepper, and cook, turning occasionally, until lightly browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Do not clean the pan.


Make the tikka masala

In the same pan used for the tofu, if dry, add 1 to 2 teaspoons oil. Warm over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Stir in the onion and ginger, season with salt and pepper, and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons oil, the eggplant, tomato paste, and tikka masala spice blend and cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant starts to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the tofu, vegetable broth, and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tofu is heated through, the vegetables are just tender, and the sauce starts to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the yogurt. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
When the tikka masala is almost done, prepare the garnishes.


Prep the garnishes

  • Using the bottom of a bowl or cup, lightly crush the cashews.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.


Transfer the rice to individual bowls and top with the tikka masala. Garnish with the cashews and cilantro and serve.
Kids Can!
  • Rinse the rice.
  • Measure the water for the rice.
  • Fluff the rice.
  • Crush the cashews.
  • Add the garnishes.