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Curry Marinade

Hariyali or nutty green marinade

Green, nutty, spicy and full of flavors. This marinade is super easy if you have curry paste and a few herbs handy. Use it on tofu, veggies or any protein of your choice.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup packed cilantro+mint
  • 1/4 cup curry paste
  • 1/4 cup vegan yogurt
  • Juice of half lime
  • 3 green chilies
  • 1/2 tbsp tikka or kabab masala
  • 1/3 cup cup soaked raw cashews
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup soaked raw cashews
  • A dash of oil

For hariyali paneer/tofu and mushrooms:

  • 1 cup cubed paneer
  • 1 cup cubed tofu
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup Hariyali marinade


  • Blend all the ingredients until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Adjust salt, pepper and lime juice as per your taste.
  • In a zip lock bag, add the marinade ingredients. Now add all the veggies and paneer or tofu.
  • Shake well so that the veggies and paneer are coated well.
  • Keep these in the marinade for half an hour to few hours in refrigerator.
  • Broil or grill as mentioned.
  • Serve with chutney and avo-lime ranch.