Tofu Saag with Coconut Milk

Tofu Saag with Coconut Milk

My friend Rhoda gave me this Tofu Saag recipe. I love it! It’s easy to prepare and delicious. The fresh cilantro really makes the flavors pop.

Saag is known in Indian cooking for the spinach base. Spinach shrinks up rapidly when cooked, so don’t combine with the onion/ garlic/ ginger sautee step to save time. Make sure to add the spinach as the very last step before adding the baked tofu to your sautee pan.



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Tofu Saag with Coconut Milk

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Shared by: Rhoda


  • 1 pound Nasoya cubed extra-firm tofu
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons soy sauce** May substitute wheat-free tamari if following a wheat-free diet
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 1 pound frozen spinach thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 Tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • ¼ cup of sliced red and yellow peppers
  • ¼ cup of fresh cilantro for garnish
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread oil on a baking sheet; place the tofu and soy sauce on the sheet to bake. Allow the soy sauce to absorb into the tofu for 5 minutes before placing into the oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • While the tofu is baking, place the canola oil, onion, garlic and ginger in a medium pan and sauté for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low, add the spinach, and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tofu and soy sauce liquid from the baking sheet, add the coconut milk and spices. All ingredients should now be in the pan, except for the sliced peppers and cilantro, which will be used as a garnish. Cook for a final 5 minutes.
  • Plate individually and garnish.

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

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Looks like a good recipe!!

It’s “Tofu Saag with COCONUT Milk” though .. not cononut … sorry, couldn’t help pointing that out.


Yay! Another recipe made with So Delicious coconut milk! I am so looking forward to trying this. It looks great!

That looks delicious! Thank you so much for posting it! This is going to be dinner tomorrow night, for sure!

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