Spicy Butter Tofu with Potatoes and Brown Rice

Spicy Butter Tofu with Potatoes and Brown Rice
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Butter tofu chilli powder potato brown rice

This delicious and hearty dish combines the rich flavors of butter tofu with the spiciness of chili powder, complemented by tender potatoes and wholesome brown rice. Perfect for a satisfying meal for four.


  • 400 grams of tofu, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Rinse the brown rice under cold water.
  2. In a medium pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  3. Add the brown rice and a pinch of salt.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let it simmer for about 35-40 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  6. Add the cubed tofu and cook until golden brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  7. In the same pan, add another tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  8. Add the diced potatoes and cook until they are tender and slightly crispy. Remove and set aside.
  9. In the same pan, add the butter and let it melt.
  10. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
  11. Stir in the minced garlic and grated ginger, cooking for another minute.
  12. Add the tomato puree, chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  13. Add the cooked tofu and potatoes to the sauce, stirring to coat them evenly.
  14. Pour in the heavy cream and mix well.
  15. Let the mixture simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  16. Fluff the cooked brown rice with a fork and divide it among four plates.
  17. Spoon the spicy butter tofu and potato mixture over the rice.
  18. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.

This Spicy Butter Tofu with Potatoes and Brown Rice is a flavorful and comforting meal that's sure to please. The combination of creamy tofu, spicy sauce, and hearty potatoes over a bed of nutritious brown rice makes it a well-rounded dish. Enjoy!

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