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Butternut Squash and Tofu Thai Red Curry

Mob Kitchen

Butternut Squash and Tofu Thai Red Curry

Roasted butternut squash and crispy tofu make an incredibly tasty curry. Hits of fresh lemongrass cut right through the savoury richness for a beautifully balanced dish. Served with deliciously fragrant Jasmine rice.

  • 31 - 60 Minutes
  • Medium
  • 4




  • For the Curry Paste:
  • 10 Dried Chillies
  • 2 Shallots
  • 2 Sticks of Lemongrass
  • 1 Tsp Galangal Paste (or Ginger)
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Ground Coriander
  • For The Curry:
  • 1 Large Butternut Squash
  • 400g Firm Tofu
  • 30g Cornflour
  • ½ Tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 Large Red Pepper
  • 800ml Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Soy Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 250g Tilda Fragrant Jasmine Rice
  • Fresh Coriander
  • 2 Limes
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil

How to make Butternut Squash and Tofu Thai Red Curry

  1. Deeseed your red chillies. Then pop them into a heatproof jug. Add 200ml boiling water and leave to soak for 15 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop your shallots, lemongrass and garlic.

  3. Add your red chillies with the water to a mini food processor along with the rest of your chopped ingredients and galangal. Add a little oil if needed to blend it into a paste.

  4. Peel your squash, then cut it into large chunks. Cut your tofu into large squares.

  5. Add your cornflour, ½ tsp coriander and a good pinch of salt to a bowl. Add your tofu and toss to coat.

  6. Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add a glug of olive oil, then add your tofu to the pan. Fry for a couple of minutes on each side until crisp and golden. Drain on a plate lined with kitchen towel.

  7. Heat a large pan over a medium heat. Add in a big glug of oil and tip in your curry paste and ground coriander and cook for 5 mins until darkened in colour slightly and fragrant. Pour in your coconut milk, 300ml water along with your sugar, soy sauce and a big pinch of salt. Bring up to a simmer.

  8. Cook your Tilda Fragrant Jasmine Rice according to packet instructions.

  9. Add your butternut squash and tofu cubes to the curry sauce, then simmer for 15 mins. Your butternut squash should be tender by this time, but leave it to simmer 5 mins more if it’s not.

  10. Spoon your rice into bowls and top with your curry. Garnish with chopped coriander and a wedge of lime, then serve.