Tofu Scramble, Indian Style!

So Tofu Scramble is not a new or unique idea… but first time I tasted Tofu Scramble was at Brother Juniper’s in Memphis Tennesse. It was also featured on Rachel Ray’s 40$ a day show. Its open only for breakfast and Lunch… but its crowded… a small place with yummy food. They had some good vegetarian options for non egg eaters. The Tofu Scramble my friend ate had pesto and veggies in it and tasted delish.

Tofu Vegi at Brother Juniper's

Tofu Vegi at Brother Juniper’s

At that time we remember talking how we could make it to our taste, add ingredients etc and had decided to try it once we got home… but that never happened. But 2 days ago, I was talking to my sister who mentioned she made some tofu scramble…indian style and it was yum. My sister doesn’t cook often, but when she does… its a lot of experimental, which turns out yum always…. she can cook and is good at it…..she just doesn’t accept it 🙂 So I decided to make some today for myself.

 

Masala Tofu Scramble

Masala Tofu Scramble

MASALA TOFU SCRAMBLE (Serves 1)

1/4 of a pack of Tofu (I used extra firm) – pat dry

1/4 onion, chopped

1/4 tomato (small) chopped

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/4 tsp each of coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric

salt to taste

chopped green chillis/jalapena (optional)

cilantro finely chopped

1 tsp olive oil.

Method:

1. Heat oil, add the onions and saute till they start getting pink. Add the tomatoes and saute for 1-2 mins.

2. Add the garam masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric, chopped green chillis and saute for 1-2 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, crumble the tofu (or you could grate it). Add the cilantro and crumbled tofu to the pan and add salt as per taste. Mix well and saute for another minute or 2.

4. Serve hot with some toast 🙂

NOTE: you can totally adjust the seasonings as per your taste or try some other seasonings.

I love my eggs… but lets face it with all the researches saying not to eat too many yolks (egg whites everyday is not fun for me :P)…. this tofu scramble is perfect in place of eggs. Similar amount of protein, keeps you full and a healthy start to the day or could be filling lunch too.

Until next time,

Cheers =)

 

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