tofu bhurji | scrambled tofu recipe

Tofu bhurji is Indian style scrambled tofu that I make for a quick brunch or as a side dish. Gluten-free and vegan dish.

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

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tofu bhurji

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.

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tofu bhurji

4.5 from 4 votes
Tofu bhurji recipe is Indian style scrambled tofu that you can make for a quick brunch or as a side dish.
tofu bhurji recipe
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
(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
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder (optional)
  • 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt as required


  • 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.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
tofu bhurji
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 669mg29%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 512IU10%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Vitamin E 5mg33%
Vitamin K 6µg6%
Calcium 50mg5%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 20µg5%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 41mg10%
Phosphorus 93mg9%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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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!

    • thanks sush for the feedback. happy cooking.

  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

    • Thanks Dhruv for your positive feedback.

  4. The Tofu bhurji was great 🙂 could u share some other tofu recipes? Thanks

    • thanks ankita. i will try to add some more tofu recipes.

  5. 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 🙂

    • thanks anisha for positive views 🙂 glad you liked the tofu bhurji recipe. you are welcome.

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

    • thanks. the other gravy is palak curry with peanuts. i have no yet added this recipe on website.

  7. Thanks a lot for such tasty and healthy veg recipes.My daughter loves eating tofu now:-)

    • pleased to know this swati 🙂 and you are welcome.

  8. 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

    • thanks amanda for the feedback. wish you all the best transition. its not difficult 🙂

  9. Thank u so much i love this recepie. Wl try it today lets c

    • welcome saurabh

  10. just to say thank you!

    • welcome claire

  11. Healthy burji…great alternate to paneer

  12. nicely done very healthy dish

    • thanks veena