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Horizontal image of a bowl of tofu and mushroom curry with fresh garnishes

Spicy Curry Noodles with Tofu and Mushrooms

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


Curry noodles with tofu and mushrooms pack a spicy punch. Enjoy the warming flavors of curry, ginger, coconut, and fresh herbs.


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 23 teaspoons chili garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons roasted curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 9 ounces rice noodles
  • 1/2 block firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 34 green onions, sliced
  • Limes, for serving


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in the garlic, then add chili paste and spices.
  2. Add the coconut milk, vegetable broth, soy sauce, and sugar. Stir well.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then stir in the noodles. Reduce heat to a simmer, and let cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the noodles cook, dice the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. Toss with the cornstarch until evenly coated. Heat the remaining 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, then carefully add the tofu blocks. Toss every few minutes until a couple sides of each block are a golden-brown color.
  5. Add the tofu, cilantro, and green onions to the pot with the curry. Serve with lime on top and eat!


If you’re not a fan of tofu flavor, try draining the tofu and soaking it in salted water for 1 hour, or up to overnight. The soaking pulls the water out of the tofu, and makes it more palatable.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Curry
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, curry, tofu, mushrooms, spicy recipes