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Masala Tofu Scramble

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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 3 people
Tofu scramble on a serving spoon


  • 260 g tofu extra firm
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic large, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion large, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper cut in small cubes
  • 2 green chili finely chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 12 g coriander fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 lemon fresh, juice


  • Pat dry the tofu using kitchen towels. With the tofu on a plate, place a heavy pot on top of the tofu for 15 mins. This will help to drain the excess water from the tofu. In the meantime, prepare the other ingredients
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil
  • Add garlic, onion and lightly brown
  • Add red pepper. If you like the peppers crunchy, sauté for a few minutes. You can cook for a further few minutes, if you prefer them softer
  • In the meantime, crumble the tofu with a fork and set aside
  • Sprinkle the spices and salt over the red pepper mixture and stir well
  • Stir in chillies
  • Add the crumbled tofu to the pan and mix well
  • Cook for another 5-7 minutes until tofu is slightly browned
  • Garnish with coriander and lemon juice
  • Best served whilst hot, with wholegrain toast, roti, or hash potatoes


  • Make sure to use extra firm tofu for this recipe
  • The bell peppers have a little crunch so if you prefer them softer then cook them for a few minutes longer
  • You can adjust the heat by adding more or less green chili
  • The lemon juice adds freshness at the end, you could also use lime juice
  • You can add other veggies to this such as zucchini, corn or eggplant
  • The scramble is best served hot
  • Will store well in the fridge or freezer
Nutrition Facts
Masala Tofu Scramble
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 681mg28%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 2700IU54%
Vitamin C 124.6mg151%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.