South Asian inspired masala tofu scramble – A twist to the classic scrambled eggs! Perfect for breakfast or brunch, this spicy tofu scramble recipe is high in protein. Super easy to make, bursting with flavour and done in 30 minutes. Vegan and gluten-free.
Breakfast has always been my favourite meal of the day – and not just because of food. When Deepak and I got married, breakfast on Sundays was more than just about eating (that part was pretty awesome, mind). It had become a tradition, as newly-weds, to mark this as serious couple-time. It was more a brunch really; that would last for several hours. We’d be engrossed in philosophical discussions over books we’d been reading. Collectively, with the number of books we owned, I think we could have opened our own library.
Waking up late, we’d enjoy a delicious brunch: eggs, paratha and masala chai. The eggs would either be sunny side up, omelette or scrambled. This recipe is a replica of my scrambled eggs, but uses tofu to replace the eggs.
With our family striving towards a predominantly plant-based diet, this tofu scramble recipe fits right in. The little one couldn’t even tell there were no eggs!
Reluctant to use tofu?
Well, you don’t need to be. People often perceive it as bland, unappetizing and mushy. I think of it as a blank canvas, hungry for creative expression. It’s all about flavour, and in this recipe, the squeeze of lemon was the climax; fusing the flavours splendidly. Tofu absorbs flavour very well – spices, sauce or marinades. I love the fact that you can eat it raw; making it a great addition to salads or smoothies.
If you’re strapped for time in the mornings and only have 15 minutes, press the tofu the night before so it’s drained and ready to use in the morning. I also chop and prep the ingredients the night before which makes it super-fast and super-easy.
Tofu is pretty great!
Tofu is regarded to be a complete protein and an excellent plant-based protein choice. It’s cholesterol-free sodium-free, and low in saturated fat. The soy protein in tofu may be beneficial for heart health, menopause and breast cancer.
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