Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce

Soy Nuggets in Quick Tikka Masala Gravy

Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa

Mock Duck as the name suggests is meatless vegetarian recipe but it is prepared and tastes like roasted duck cooked in butter tomato gravy.

Instead of duck, I have used Soy Protein available in most markets these days like Vons, Whole Foods, Farmers market to name a few.

However, if you have some rotisserie duck meat or chicken meat leftover from yesterday night dinner, go ahead and replace soy protein with meat.

PS: Butter Tomato Gravy is traditionally known as Tikka Masala Gravy. This is a cheat style quick Tikka Masala gravy and I'm sue you will love how easy it is to put together! 

Pairing Ideas:

Couscous with Asparagus and Lemon Basmati Jeera Rice

Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce

Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: Indian () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 2 Servings - Serves: 2


Smart Swap: You can add chicken or Paneer to this Tikka Masala Gravy too


  • Step for Recipe - Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce 1. Cut the Soy Protein Cutlets in 1-2 inch pieces and fry in 1/2 tbsp oil till slight brown from all sides. (frying is optional)
    Step for Recipe - Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce 2. Heat a pan, add butter and let it melt. Add mashed cloves of garlic and heat for 30 seconds. Add garam masala and sliced onions and saute for 2-3 minutes till onions are translucent. Additional Notes: Do not let garlic burn
  • Step for Recipe - Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce 3. Add tomato puree, red pepper flakes, salt and 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes till sauce has thickened. Add vegetarian protein pieces and cook for another 2 minutes.
    Step for Recipe - Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce 4. Switch off heat, add heavy cream and mix well.
  • Step for Recipe - Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce 5. Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves (optional) and serve hot with rice or chapaati.
Savita's Notes:
Mock duck tastes best with steamed rice but you can also use flat bread or slightly toasted artisan bread with this tangy spicy vegetarian recipe.

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4 Responses

  1. I had Mock Duck at an indian bistro in Culver city, it was so mouthwatering, I am gonna try it tonight
  2. @Sameer, you can pan sear tofu in little bit of oil or you can also try this sauce with some pan fried russet potatoes. I usually look for these Soy Protein Cutlets in Tofu Section or Isle Or International or Veggie products isle near the milk or fresh produce section in most of the markets.
  3. I could not find Soy Protein Cutlets in market. Do you have any alternative suggestion? like can I use tofu instead?
  4. I like mock duck so much, got chance to taste it first time in a local eatery. This is so amazing and such a treat for vegetarians.