Tuesday

Tofu Scramble



I hate eggs and have never eaten them in anything other than cakes and other such goodies. Then on my last birthday, i felt instead of buying things for myself ( as i keep doing that all the time), i will try to better myself and do things i feel strongly about. So, i decided to quit being a hypocrite and give up on eggs alltogether.

This tofu scramble is really delicious and keeps you full for a long time.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
serves -2

Tofu -1/2 block (i use the extra firm ones)
Olive Oil - 1tbls
Jeera - 1 tsp.
Green Chilli - 1
Garlic- 1 pod
Onions - 1/2 small
Red and Bell Pepper - 1/4 each
Carrots - 6 baby ones
Cilantro - a few sprigs
Salt- to taste
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilly Powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Flax Seeds - 1 tsp.
Nutritional Yeast - 1 tbls (i got this in whole foods, you will get this in any health store)

Method:

1.Squeeze the tofu gently and extract as much water as you can. Now scramble this and keep aside.

2. Thinly dice the green chillies and onions. Chop the carrots and peppers into bite size pcs and keep aside.

3.In a pan, add the oil, then jeera. Now add the green chilly and onions and fry till soft.

4. Add the peppers and carrots and cook on medium heat till done.

5. Now add the flax seeds, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, mix it well and add the scrambled tofu.

6. Cook this for 5 minuted in mnedium heat stirring occasionally. Now chop cilantro and incorporate it in the tofu.

7. In the end, add the nutritional yeast, mix it well, switch off the gas and serve.

The tofu taste best when hot. I served it with some tamarind chutney.

To know more about nutritional yeast, you can look
here

8 comments:

Nags said...

love the pic and the recipe. unfortunately, tofu is not available in India very widely, but i think i can try this with paneer.

thanks for drooping by.. i loved ur pics :)

blogrolling you!

Rajitha said...

thanks nags...the tofu i saw in india was super super pressed and scrambling would be very hard, as you said doing this with paneer will be good.

Laavanya said...

Rajitha, thanks for visiting my blog. It was really good to get to know yours - it's really good with different, healthy recipes!
I love Tofu Scramble too and it's so versatile since we can add any vegetables - i add, mushrooms and broccoli too. Your version looks nice.

Kumudha said...

I do love tofu. It tastes so much like eggs. I often cook with tofu.
I have also tried palak paneer, using tofu instead of paneer.

I especially love trader joe's tofu. I have been cooking only spicy stuff with tofo...

I'm yet to try using tofu in smoothies and other sweet stuff.

Rajitha said...

laavanya - i agree, brocolli will be really nice with the tofu.

kumudha - i tried making tofu chocolate pudding, it was too tofuey.. maybe another recipe next time.

Sreelu said...

Rajitha,

thanks for the recipe , I always run out of recipes for making tofu.
this seems like a keeper, will give it a try

addding you to my blogroll

Rajitha said...
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Rajitha said...

sreelu.. just came from ur site. looks really nice with some great photos.