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Tofu n peas in a black pepper n cilantro creamy sauce

A simple dish flavored with just black pepper and cilantro as the two main aromatics. Tofu and green peas simmered in this simple creamy sauce with Oat milk to perfection.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups Green peas fresh or frozen thawed
  • 2 cups Tofu extra firm cubed
  • 1 cup Oat milk
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp black Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Salt
  • Oil

For the Gravy -

  • 1 Onion large
  • 4-5 Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Almonds
  • 1 tbsp whole Black peppercorns
  • Cilanto stalks and leaves a big bunch

For Garnish -

  • 1 tsp Cracked black peppercorns
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped


  • Coat the tofu cubes with oil, salt n pepper and bake at 425 degrees hot oven for 20 minutes to a golden brown color
  • Grind the gravy ingredients to a smooth paste using water
  • Start a large dutch oven on the stove, add few teaspoons of oil
  • Add cumin seeds n whole peppercorns and fry to light brown color
  • Add the paste and green peas
  • Add salt and turmeric powder, mix well
  • Put a lid on and cook on low heat for 10 minutes
  • Open the pot, add the tofu cubes and close the lid
  • Now seal the edges tightly with foil and simmer for another 10 minutes
  • Turn off heat and let the pot sit for 10 minutes
  • Before serving, sprinkle the cracked fresh peppercorns and cilantro leaves on top
  • Enjoy with warm Indian breads or rice