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Vegan tofu paneer recipe


Vegan tofu paneer recipe

I used my paneer to make Indian palak paneer

A simple way of making a vegan paneer substitute from tofu. Paneer is a soft curd cheese frequently used in vegetarian Indian food recipes. Here's how to make a yummy dairy-free paneer substitute from tofu.

Use your homemade dairy-free paneer to make Indian palak paneer (spicy spinach and cheese), or try adding it to just about any of your favorite Indian vegetarian food recipe or vegetarian curry.


  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp Dijon or whole grain mustard
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder (optional)
  • 1 block firm or extra-firm tofu, well-pressed
  • oil for frying


Make sure your tofu is well pressed before beginning.

In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except tofu until smooth and creamy.

Add tofu, and coat well with sauce. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.

Heat a bit of oil in a sautee or frying pan. Add tofu, coating with any extra sauce, to make sure all the sauce is used, and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden.

Use your tofu paneer as a substitute in any Indian recipe that calls for paneer.

Pictured: Palak paneer made with vegan tofu paneer

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