Recipe for Basic Tofu Scramble – the vegan alternative to Scrambled Eggs. Due to a special ingredient it smells and tastes super eggy!
Tofu Scramble is THE perfect vegan alternative to Scrambled Eggs. It’s delicious for breakfasts, brunches as well as a lovely mix-in for a stir-fry or a taco or burrito filling like in the breakfast burrito with chickpea crepes.
The Key Ingredient: Kala Namak
I highly recommend getting Kala Namak, which is the Himalayan Black Salt. Due to its high sulfur content, it’s perfect for all dishes that profit from an “eggy” taste and smell. And what would be a more perfect use for the salt than Tofu Scramble? I still remember the first time I made Tofu Scramble with Kala Namak years ago, I was so blown away by how delicious and egg-like it was, I’ve been making it ever since!
Serve the Tofu Scramble with …
Tofu Scramble FAQ
Can I reheat Tofu Scramble?
Yupp! Just put it back in the pan and heat until warm. If you want to add moisture, you can add a splash of non-dairy (and unsweetened!) milk.
What to do with leftover Tofu Scramble?
I don’t have Kala Namak. Do I really need it?
I’m a HUGE fan of Kala Namak. You can totally make Tofu Scramble without Kala Namak, but it really doesn’t taste the same! You will be missing out on the typical eggy taste and smell. Kala Namak is not only amazing for tofu scramble, but also for vegan omelets made with chickpea flour. In my opinion, it’s worth buying it!
I want to make soft scrambled ‘eggs’. Any advice?
I prefer having crispy bits in the Tofu Scramble, but my boyfriend is a sucker for soft ‘tofu scramble’. You can achieve this by adding unsweetened plant-based milk or cream such as oat cream while cooking it. Or you can whisk together oil, flour, and nutritional yeast over low heat and make a cheesy roux. Add that to the tofu scramble to make it soft and delicious.
- Heat the canola oil in large pan and scramble the tofu with your hands or use a fork to do it before adding it to the pan.
- Add the curry powder, turmeric and kala namak. Mix well, so the tofu gets an even yellow color.
Keep it on medium high heat while stirring for about 10 minutes. Add more kala namak or spices to taste. Add in the chopped chives. And serve!
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