Thai Tofu and Squash Curry Thai Tofu and Squash Curry

Author: Canadian Living

A vegan dish is one that contains no animal products, and this curry is a full-flavoured example of the genre. Squash and red pepper provide brilliant colour and textural contrast to firm tofu in this one-pot dish. We use firm tofu in stews because it holds its shape well when stirred. If you aren't into fiery foods, you can use Thai Kitchen red curry paste (which we find milder than other brands), reduce the amount or use mild Indian curry paste. Serve over rice or noodles.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2003



Pat tofu dry with paper towels; cut into 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes. Set aside. Peel and seed squash; cut into 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes to make 3 cups (750 mL). Set aside.

In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and curry paste, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add squash, coconut milk, stock, soy sauce, sugar, fish sauce and salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; partially cover and simmer until squash is almost tender, about 12 minutes.

Add red pepper; simmer for 5 minutes. Add tofu; simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate, uncovered, in airtight container until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up 1 day. Reheat to continue.) Stir in coriander and lime juice; sprinkle with peanuts.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 878 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 204.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g


  • Iron 14.0
  • Folate 23.0
  • Calcium 15.0
  • Vitamin A 62.0
  • Vitamin C 77.0
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Thai Tofu and Squash Curry