Vadouvan French Tofu Curry in a bowl with broccoli.

Vadouvan French Tofu Curry

Vadouvan French Tofu Curry in a bowl with broccoli.
This was a little experiment that turned out pretty good. My Mom made a really good french chicken curry that she put in crepes. We had a crepe maker…did you have one? They were a “thing” back in the 70’s.
I can remember helping her make them in our kitchen back in Annandale, Va. Anyway, I thought why not substitute tofu for the chicken.
I know tofu doesn’t sound good but it does take on the flavor of the spices, etc so well you forget you’re eating it and its such a great source of plant based protein and fiber. Give it a try, you might end up liking it!


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 TBS Vadouvan curry powder available on Amazon
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 container plain Greek yoghurt I use Kite Hill almond milk yoghurt
  • water or vegetable broth as needed


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut up tofu into bite sized cubes. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Heat Dutch oven or large deep skillet, then add oil. Sauté onions until they are soft. Add the curry powder and saute for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Next, add the red curry paste, garlic, and tomato paste and cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
 Add the baked tofu and stir until well combined.
  • Add yoghurt and stir well. Add water until desired consistency. I added about 1/4 cup.
  • Serve this curry over rice, cauliflower rice or noodles and a side of a green vegetable.
  • Enjoy!