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Vegan Butter Chicken

Vegan Butter Chicken is an amazing vegan alternative to the classic dish. The rich and creamy sauce that goes along with it makes it a perfect choice for those looking for a delicious plant-based meal. This recipe is easy to make, using mostly pantry staples, and will be ready in no time! Enjoy this vegan butter chicken version with steamed rice or naan bread.

Let’s see the recipe for this delicious dish:

Ingredients Required:

  • 400g tofu
  • 2 tablespoons of vegan butter
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 4-5 tomatoes (chopped)
  • ¼ cup raw cashews (optional)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Drain and press the tofu to remove excess moisture. Then, cut it into bite-sized cubes and bake until it turns a delicious golden brown.
  • While the tofu is baking, melt your vegan butter in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onions, minced garlic, and fresh ginger to the pan. Sauté until the onions are translucent and the garlic and ginger are fragrant.
  • Stir in the garam masala, ground ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and cloves. Toast the spices until they’re aromatic.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan. Let the mixture simmer until the tomatoes are softened to perfection, and the flavours have melded together.
  • If using, add the raw cashews for added richness.
  • Blend the sauce until smooth, then return it to the heat.
  • Add the baked tofu to the sauce. Let it simmer so the tofu can absorb the flavours.
  • To add the final touch, generously drizzle a delightful layer of maple syrup and generously sprinkle a handful of fresh cilantro.

Tip: Serve your vegan butter chicken over fluffy basmati rice.

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