BM #97 Week 3 Day 2 - 

Here is another recipe which solved my dilemma about adding protein to pasta. I feel that grilling or sauteing tofu is not always possible when on a tight time schedule. I saw this recipe on my social media feed, where tofu is used in a sauce with other flavors which caught my attention. 

I made a small batch of the sauce to see if my family likes it. I have been making this sauce almost every week now. I sometimes saute some vegetables and add to the pasta.

Recipe adapted from a social media feed
Ingredients - 

Pasta 3 Servings (Any shape is fine)
Olive Oil 2 tsp
Garlic Cloves 2-3
Green chilies 1-2 as needed
Onions, sliced 3/4 cup (I medium-big onion)
Pasta Sauce 1 cup 
Tofu 7 oz (Preferably Silken Tofu but I used extra firm with no issues)
Salt as needed
Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Pepper Powder as needed

Method Of Preparation -

Cook pasta in boiling water for about 10 minutes or as per the instructions in the package. 

While the pasta is cooking , heat another pan, add oil and saute the grated garlic until it turns golden brown.

Add sliced onions and chopped green chili and saute until they are translucent.

Pour the pasta sauce and about 1/2 cup of water and allow it to boil.

Add crumbled tofu and salt. Let the tofu cook through and absorb the flavors.

Remove from heat and allow it to cool a little.

Blend into a creamy paste. Sprinkle onion powder, garlic powder and pepper to adjust the flavors. This yields about 3-3 1/2 cups of sauce.

Drain the cooked pasta and reserve about 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to the sauce.

Add about 1 cup of the prepared sauce to the pasta water and mix it well. Store the remaining sauce in an air tight container for upto 3 days in the refrigerator.

Mix in the cooked pasta and serve warm.


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Posted by Harini R on Monday, February 25, 2019


  1. That’s a very interesting sauce , I normally make paneer sauce to add to Indian gravies , but this would be so appropriate for pasta or vegetables . Wonderful share .

  2. Interesting sauce with tofu harini, my people dont prefer tofu that much, this pasta sounds like a nice way to make them taste it again! Perfectly done!

  3. rajani Says:
  4. Tofu in sauce is new for me. Great idea to bring in protein to the dish this way!

  5. Suma Gandlur Says:
  6. Loving the tofu addition idea in a pasta recipe and will try this for my daughter. The other day, I tried your carrot sauce pasta and my cheese fanatic daughter grudgingly ate some. :)

  7. Kalyani Says:
  8. I have a pasta fan at home, she might like this.. very unique sauce you have there, Harini !

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