Tofu, butternut & mango curry

Master the art of cooking tofu and whip up this vegetarian curry with coconut milk and lemongrass. Serve with nutty brown or wild rice

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 427
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 58g
  • sugars 24g
  • fibre 10g
  • protein 16g
  • salt 1.1g


  • ½ butternut squash (about 200g), peeled, deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 140g firm tofu (we used Cauldron), cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 75g quick-cook brown basmati or wild rice (cook 50g extra if using for Tuna, sweetcorn & pea salad wraps in 'goes well with')
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1cm piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, woody tip and outer leaves removed, bulbous end lightly bashed (to help release oils)
  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ ripe mango, peeled, stoned and cut into chunks
  • 200g baby spinach
  • 150ml vegetable stock (or water)
  • 150ml low-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp low-salt tamari or soy sauce
  • juice 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.?Tip the butternut squash into a non-stick roasting tin and roast for 15-20 mins or until almost soft. Remove and set aside. Meanwhile, pat the tofu dry and fry in the rapeseed oil in a frying pan until golden brown. Remove from the pan, set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the rice following pack instructions until tender. Drain? and cover to keep warm. (Set aside the extra for Tuna wraps if required - see 'goes well with'.) Heat ?the oil in a wok or large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 mins until soft but?not coloured. Add the ginger, garlic, lemongrass, chilli and spices, and? cook for 3 mins more.?

  3. Stir through the mango and roasted butternut squash, then add the spinach and pour over the stock and coconut milk. Stir gently to combine, slowly bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for a few mins until the spinach starts to wilt. Remove the lemongrass and discard.

  4. Add the tofu cubes, tamari, lime juice and coriander, and stir well. Just before serving, check the seasoning, adding more lime juice or tamari if needed. Serve with the rice.?

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