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  1. Really enjoyed this, fresh tomatoes really make the difference.
    The sauce is so good. I’ll definitely make extra and freeze it.

  2. This is the second recipe I’ve made off your site and I love it again. I didn’t have a green chili, so I substituted chili garlic sauce. Your instructions are on point. The flavors are really subtle and blend well together and just a little bit of heat. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe and have a great holiday!

  3. welp…followed to a T…unfortunately not impressed. tastes nothing like matar paneer. I think i added about 7X the spices after all was said and done…i added the tofu after it absored the flavors to the air-fryer to give it some nice texture then added it back to sauce and served of basamati…this should be BLASTING with flavor…just kind of tasted like tomatoes and peas before adjusting heavily.

    1. Hi Mark, sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy it. I’ve made this recipe many times, it’s also my go-to when guests come, and it has many rave reviews. I guess it just wasn’t to your liking. I would personally think that increasing the spices x7 would be way too much. It could also be your spices if they’re older they can lose a lot of flavour.

  4. Made it the other night for my wife and it was delicious. Great recipe and directions! I’ve never been a huge fan of Indian cuisine, and certainly never tried my hand at cooking a classic Indian dish. My wife, who adores Indian cooking, said it came out perfectly. I did it for her, so… Thank you, Minimalist Vegan 🙂

  5. Love this recipe and will make this dish for my wife as a surprise. I prefer these days to cook without using oils…when possible. Any advise? I’ll cook this dish regardless, just wondering if there are alternatives… Thanks!!

    1. Hi Eric, glad you loved it! This recipe is tricky to make without oil as there is a lot of flavours that are released in both stages when it’s used. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. Hope she loves it too!

      1. No worries, she will love it if I follow the recipe! I’ll let you know how it all turns out. Thanks for the response.

  6. Do you have any experience freezing this dish? I’m trying to find some vegan-friendly dishes that I can prepare ahead of time and stash in the freezer to make my upcoming move less stressful.

  7. I made this a week ago and served it to a non-vegan. She loved it and so did My Husband and I. We loved it so much I made it again yesterday. I especially like it the second day. The spices are spot on. Spicy but not too for the people like Me who can’t handle a lot of heat.

  8. Thanks so much for the recipe. I didn’t use any tomato puree/paste, so it turned out very pale. But still so tasty!! Thank you so much for the recipe 🙂

  9. I enjoyed this recipe very much. I did use a full block of tofu and “roasted” it in the oven first with a bit of sesame oil and tamari, and next time I will use a bit more of the spices than the recipe indicates to increase the heat. I also added about 2 cups of chard with the peas. Still in all, this is a keeper and a welcome one. Thank you.

  10. This was quite good! I did replace the fresh tomatoes with a can of diced because that was what I had on hand. Yum!

  11. Love, love, love this recipe. I now make this on a weekly basis for the vegans and non vegans in the household. I fry the tofu first to give it more of a crispy bite. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  12. Best vegan curry!!!!
    This is the most delicious, easiest vegan curry I have ever made and eaten. Wouldn’t recommend enough! The cashews make it so creamy and yum!

  13. This tastes so good!! It went down incredibly well with my carnivorous partner, who happily eats lots of vegan food but never touches tofu. He asked me to make it again sometime. Thank you so much for working out this vegan version. This is the first recipe of yours that I’ve made so I’m really looking forward to trying more :o)

  14. This recipe is amazing, it tastes exactly like paneer in an Indian restaurant! I stir fried the tofu before adding because I thought my family would like it more that way. I meant to throw in some raw spinach at the end, just for extra veggies, but then forgot… but I think that would have been really good.

    This is definitely my favorite recipe of yours so far. Thank you thank you!!!

  15. Yummy & Simple
    Most of these ingredients I already had or eat regularly. The cooking was simple and didn’t take too long. The flavor was superb! I can’t wait to make it again!