Spiced sausages and basil tofu, with sweet onion, chilli and coriander

Flavored vegan sausages with basil tofu, which is my favourite and caramelized onions, pretty simple dish to prepare if you’re in the mood to spend a few hours in the kitchen. Can be served with rich creamy potatoes.


2 red onions, diced

1 teaspoon medium -hot chilli power

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 red or yellow pepper, deseeded cored, and finely diced (optional)

2 tablespoons tomato purèe

8 vegan sausages

1 block of basil tofu

a handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped, to garnish


Heat 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a frying pan and cook the onion over a high heat for 3-4 minutes until they start to change colors, then reduce the heat and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until soft.

Tip in 2 teaspoons of ginger -garlic paste and cook for a minute, then add the chilli power and turmeric and cook for a few seconds.

Mix in the red or yellow pepper and fryober a high heat for 4-5 minutes until it begins to soften, then reduce the heat, cover and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Tip in the tomato purèe, season with salt and cook for a minute.

Meanwhile, heat a separate frying pan until hot, then fry the sausages for 10-15 minutes, turning regularly, until cooked all the way through. Drain on kitchen paper, then cut the sausages in1 I’m pieces and add to the onion pan. Mix well.

Garnish with the coriander and serve with rot is or pitta bread.