tofu bhurji recipe, how to make tofu bhurji | scrambled tofu recipe

tofu bhurji recipe or indian style scrambled tofu is what i make for a quick brunch or as a side dish.

tofu bhurji

the word bhurji means scrambled in english. here i have used regular tofu, but extra firm silken tofu would also work well.

in india egg bhurji and paneer bhurji are two famous recipes. they are often served in many restaurants almost all over india. they go very well with parathas or roti or the indian pav/rolls or even bread.

bhurji can be had a side dish accompanying the main course or even had as a breakfast, tiffin box lunch or brunch. i have a lot of memories of having both egg and paneer bhurji as my tiffin box meal with chapatis or breads. tofu was not heard in those days and not even available.

if you like tofu, then you will like this dish too. basically, this tofu bhurji is a veganized recipe of paneer bhurji. the cottage cheese is replaced with regular tofu and rest all of the ingredients are same. as a variation, you can also add boiled peas in this recipe. the recipe is good for vegans or people who have lactose intolerance.

tofu bhurji recipe

a quick and easy recipe in which you have to fry the onions, green chili and saute the tomatoes and tofu. if you are quick enough, your dish is ready in 15 minutes.

serve tofu bhurji with brown bread or chapati or rotis and you have a nutritious breakfast or brunch.

few more indian breakfast recipes for you!

tofu bhurji recipe

4.5 from 4 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:20 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
tofu bhurji recipe
tofu bhurji recipe - indian spiced scrambled tofu

INGREDIENTS FOR tofu bhurji recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 200 grams regular tofu or extra firm silken tofu
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped (hari mirch)
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped (adrak)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 pinch red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder (optional)
  • 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped (dhania patta)
  • salt as required

HOW TO MAKE tofu bhurji recipe

  • scramble the tofu and keep aside.
  • heat oil in a frying pan.
  • first add the cumin and brown them.
  • now add the onions and fry till they soften.
  • add the ginger and green chilies and fry for some seconds.
  • add the tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes become soft.
  • sprinkle the turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala and stir.
  • add the scrambled tofu and stir well.
  • saute for 3-4 minutes. season with salt.
  • lastly add coriander leaves and stir them.
  • serve tofu bhurji hot with some bread or rotis or as a side dish with dal-rice or veg curry-rice combo.
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23 comments/reviews

  1. I was underwhelmed when I first made it – but I took it to lunch the next day and it was really good – the tofu had absorbed the flavours much better. Recommended for lunch dabba!

  2. I knew that tofu bhurji would not be tasty as paneer bhurji. Please add some ghee or butter so that taste comes near to paneer. The off smell of tofu was difficult to rid off. Other wise a healthy alternative. Calorie / cholesterol restriction comes at a cost4 stars

    • the quality of tofu should be good for making any dish with it. if the tofu is good, then any dish made with it tastes good. telling this from my own cooking experience with tofu. unfortunately in most indian cities, we do not get good quality tofu. so the aroma and peculiar taste is felt. since this was a healthy dish, i have not used ghee or butter and left it at the discretion of the reader to do so.

  3. I love your recipies. They are so simple to make and are so so yummy. My go to website for cooking delicious food.5 stars

  4. Just made it. My first time cooking with tofu. Added some extra chilli powder and coriander so it’s adjusted to my taste and it has turned out yummy. Thanks 🙂

  5. Great recipe. What’s the other gravy in the picture? Do you have a name or recipe for that? Thanks4 stars

  6. Thank you for providing a website with lots of yummy recipes for a transitioning vegetarian. I tried this for breakfast and almost ate the whole pan! Very tasty- especially the roasted cumin seeds. Great way to prepare tofu.5 stars