Tofu Masquerade!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tofu Egg Scramble

Don't like tofu? Here is a trick to mask the taste of tofu from your palette, a flavorful dish, which by taste you cannot tell it has tofu!


Yeah Yeah…I know tofu is healthy!

Tofu Egg Scramble

I have worked hard to get myself to like tofu! At every chance I have substituted tofu for Paneer but it never tasted the same! The farthest I could go with getting myself to eat tofu is pan-frying it in oil! Then talk about healthy?

Tofu Egg Scramble

With many unsuccessful attempts, I realized the only way out is to mask the taste of tofu from my palette! So, here’s the recipe to trick yourself into eating tofu with this great tasting dish. You can eat this healthy, warm and easy tofu egg scramble by the bowlful!

Tofu Egg Scramble

I felt it is easier to infuse flavors into tofu when scrambled than cubed pieces. I camouflage the bland taste of tofu by cooking it with onions and tomatoes flavored with medley of masalas. To enhance the taste and texture, I add egg and scramble it together. This creates a flavorful dish, which by the taste you cannot tell it has tofu!

Tofu Egg Scramble

Makes: 4 Servings

Tofu - 1 blockGinger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Eggs - 4Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Onion - 1 largeCloves - 3
Tomato - 2Curry leaves - 4-5
Chili Powder - 1 tbspCilantro - a handful
Garam Masala - 1 tbspOil - 3 tbsps
Pav Bhaji Masala - 2 tbspsSalt - to taste

Heat oil in a pan; add cloves, cinnamon, and sauté until it flavors the oil

Add onions and sauté until translucent

Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute

Add tomatoes and cook until it is soft and mushy

Add all the spices, masalas, curry leaves and stir till it is all incorporated

You can add spices and masala of your choice.

Now, add crumbled tofu to the pan and mix well. Cook for about 8- 10 minutes or until done

Add salt and taste to adjust the masala and spices.

Now, add the eggs to the pan and mix until it combines. Keep stirring as you would for making scrambled eggs until the eggs are completely cooked.

Stir an additional 5 minutes on high heat after the eggs are cooked.

Turn off the heat, garnish with a bunch of cilantro and serve hot with rice or chapattis.


Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks flavourful and yummy

Anonymous said...

Tofu Masquerade indeed!!! good for those kids?

Kankana said...

How will I ever manage to make the husband eat tofu. I enjoy it a lot but he will not even bite it .. and i doubt if he ever even tasted it. Will make this dish sometime and i am sure he won't even realize :)

Barb @ WishfulChef said...

Sounds delicious with all the spices

Anonymous said...

Even I cant eat tofu..I think its more difficult for indians coz we start comparing it to paneer..I will try your way..looks abs yummy with eggs and spices!

R Karthick said...

I tried this today and I can say that, it had come out really well. thank you for sharing this recipe :)! You should patent it ;)

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