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Indian-Style Scrambled Tofu 'Egg' on Toast

Scrambled silken tofu makes a great plant-based alternative to scrambled egg. In this recipe, I have used a sprinkling of ground turmeric and garam masala to give it a delicious Indian-inspired flavour.
While you can make scrambled tofu simply by pan frying the tofu with some spices, I also love to add some veggies for extra flavour and texture dimensions, as well as extra nutrients! I've included my favourite veggies in the recipe below, but feel free to add your own.
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • ½ TBSP olive oil
  • 1 small brown onion finely diced
  • 4 medium chestnut mushrooms diced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper* diced
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 package of silken tofu (about 300g) drained
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp black salt (for an 'eggy' taste)**
  • 2 TBSP finely chopped coriander leaves (or use parsley or baby spinach leaves)
  • drizzle of sriracha or sweet chilli sauce (optional)


  • Carefully place the silken tofu in a fine mesh sieve lined with kitchen paper or a clean tea towel. Leave over the sink or a bowl to drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a frying pan (skillet), saute the onion in a little olive oil until it starts to soften. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until they start to brown, stirring regularly. Stir in the the red pepper and ground turmeric and continue cooking for a minute or so.
  • Add the drained tofu to the pan and mash with the a wooden spoon to scramble it. Sprinkle in the garam masala and black salt and stir through.
  • Continue cooking for a couple of minutes until the liquid has cooked off, stirring regularly. Taste test and add a touch more garam masala or salt, if desired.
  • Serve on warm toast. Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days.


* or you could use some fresh chilli pepper if you would like to add some heat!
** I buy my black salt (aka kala namak) from Amazon. It's really cheap and lasts a long time!
Keyword Easy Vegan Meals, Plant-Based, Scrambled Tofu