Coconut Tofu Keema

  • Ready in: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Serves: 10
  • Complexity: very easy
  • kcal: 235
Coconut Tofu Keema


  • ¼ cup rice bran oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 500 g extra firm tofu, diced
  • 500 g coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp orange pepper, minced
  • 6 cups Gluten Free tomato sauce
  • 1½ cups peas
  • 1½ cups chopped carrot


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Stir in garlic, onion and tofu then cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 5-10 minutes. Stir in coconut milk, cumin, curry powder, ginger, SIDS CRAZY SALT and minced pepper then bring to a simmer. Stir in tomato sauce, peas and carrots then simmer, covered, about 30 minutes.
    History: Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in East Asian and South East Asian cuisines. There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu is bought or made to be soft, firm, or extra firm. Tofu has a subtle flavour and can be used in savoury and sweet dishes. It is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish. Tofu originated in Han dynasty in China some 2,000 years ago. Chinese legend ascribes its invention to prince Lui An (179–122 BC). Tofu and its production technique were introduced into Korea and then Japan during the Nara period (710–794). Some scholars believe Tofu arrived in Vietnam during the 10th and 11th century. It spread into other parts of East Asia as well. This spread probably coincided with the spread of Buddhism because it is an important source of protein in the vegetarian diet of East Asian Buddhism. Li Shizhen in the Ming Dynasty described a method of making Tofu in the Compendium of Materia Medica. Tofu has a low calorie count and relatively large amounts of protein. It is high in iron and depending on the coagulants used in manufacturing (e.g. calcium chloride, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate), it can have higher calcium or magnesium content.