A quick, easy and healthy vegan dish that can be on the table in 15 minutes. Curry Tofu Scramble tastes amazing, adds a lot of nutrients to your diet, and is also super versatile

We are finally in a new year, which means we must explore lots of delicious new food options! Sometimes these foods may seem foreign to us, but they can become staples once we try them and experience the new flavors.

Curry is one of those foods that people either love or hate. Most people who are unfamiliar with curry think it’s too spicy or intense. Yet after they give it a try, they might find that they actually enjoy it on occasion like myself.

Also, see, Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes, and Crispy Roast Potatoes

Curry Tofu Scramble is an excellent and tasty alternative to scrambled eggs!. If you want to prepare something new for breakfast but have no idea where to start, look no further! This recipe will put you on the right track.

It’s a perfect recipe for those who have been craving south Asian food but, at the same time, don’t want to compromise on healthy eating. By pairing the two together, you’ll get this delicious curry tofu scramble that everyone will love – even the meat lovers.

It’s packed with plant-based protein. Coconut milk gives this dish a creamy, almost cheese-like taste when mixed with curry powder creating a delicious flavor.

I’ve added tofu scramble to my weekly breakfast rotation. This easy recipe is also great for a weeknight dinner or a family get­together. It cooks in less than 15 minutes, so it’s perfect if you’re short on time and ingredients.

 

Scroll down for the detailed recipe, but I suggest reading the full blog for useful information and tips.

Why Will You Try This Recipe?

I would highly suggest trying this curry tofu scramble because it’s

  • Protein-rich and nutrient-dense (See tofu nutrition facts below if you’re not familiar with it yet). As a result, this dish is extremely filling and satisfying.
  • Pack with Asian flavors – Curry powder gives this recipe a nice flavor of Indian spices without being too spicy. It is certain to be a family favorite!
  • Simple and easy to prepare – This recipe is prepared in a single pan with minimal ingredients and preparation and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.
  • Highly versatile – it can easily be customized with whichever ingredients you like or have on hand (see recipe notes for various options).

Tofu Nutrition Facts

Tofu is a good source of plant-based protein and provides your body with all of the essential amino acids. It also provides carbs, fats, calcium, iron, and numerous other vitamins and minerals.

Like most plant foods, tofu includes many antinutrients, including Trypsin inhibitors and Phytates. However, Soaking or cooking soybeans can inactivate or remove most of these antinutrients. Additionally, fermenting or soaking soybeans before preparing tofu increases the nutritional value.

Isoflavones are found in all soy-based products. Tofu’s high isoflavone content is credited with many of its health benefits.

  • Tofu can improve several heart-health markers. Soy isoflavones have been found in a study to reduce inflammation in blood vessels and improve their elasticity.
  • In a number of recent test-tube and animal studies, soy isoflavones have been shown to improve blood sugar control.
  • According to research, soy may protect against breast, stomach, and prostate
  • It contains a high calcium content, making it extremely useful for bone health.
  • Tofu may also help with brain function, menopause symptoms, and skin elasticity because of its high isoflavone content.
  • Additionally, it is minimal in fat and calories, therefore beneficial in weight loss.

ingredients for curry tofu scramble

Curry tofu scramble is quite simple to prepare. You’ll require the following ingredients and steps to follow: 

Ingredients

  • Tofu – drained, pressed, and mashed
  • Avocado oil – you can substitute with your favorite oil
  • Onion –  yellow or white onion is great for this recipe, chopped
  • Garlic – minced
  • Curry powder – use your favorite store-bought curry powder or Homemade Curry Powder.
  • Cumin, Turmeric – added for extra flavor.
  • Tomato – I used cherry tomatoes
  • Bell pepper – added for flavor and color
  • Potato – scrubbed and chopped
  • Coconut milk – I used full fat.
  • Spinach leaves – added at the end for extra nutrients and color.
  • Green onion – finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

How To Make Curry Tofu Scramble?

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high, add onion, garlic, and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in curry powder, cumin, and turmeric and cook until fragrant. 
  3. Add tomatoes and stir for a minute. Stir in the bell pepper, potatoes, coconut milk and cook until potatoes are tender about 5 minutes. 
  4. Add mashed tofu and stir, cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Stir in spinach, green onions, and salt to taste. That is all! Serve your tofu scramble and enjoy.

sauteed veggies for tofu scramble

Serving Options

It’s impossible to get bored of tofu scrambles! It can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

They’re delicious in sandwiches and wraps, tacos and quesadillas, or just served over air fryer toasts.

Alternatively, treat them like scrambled eggs and serve them on a breakfast platter with baked potatoes or hash browns.

Tofu scrambles are truly delicious at any time of day – not just for breakfast!

curry tofu scramble with spinach

Tips about Storage and Reheating

Refrigerate the leftovers of this curry tofu scramble in an airtight container for approximately 3-5 days. Just make sure after you’ve finished cooking, let them cool completely, then store.

Reheat your curry tofu scramble on the stovetop in a pan or the microwave, but make sure to add a splash of non-dairy milk to keep it from drying out too much.

Recipe Notes

  • Try to squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the tofu.
  • To make tofu scrambles, I suggest using extra-firm or firm tofu. This recipe will not work with soft or silky tofu because the shape and texture will not be as desired.
  • Various substitutes are available for this recipe. Make your tofu scramble more colorful and healthy by adding your favorite vegetables. You can add baby spinach, bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini, green peas, cauliflower, carrot, mushrooms, collard greens, swiss chard, etc.
  • Stir in some vegan tofu sausages to make this recipe even more satisfying.
  • If you don’t have fresh garlic or onions, powdered versions can be substituted.
  • Curry powder is one of my favorite ways of flavoring scrambles, but you may experiment with any other spices you like.

Other Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Strawberry Breakfast Cake

Strawberry Oat Bars

Moringa Smoothie

Antioxidant Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Mango Chia Pudding

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Curry Tofu Scramble

A quick, easy and healthy vegan dish that can be on the table in 15 minutes. Curry Tofu Scramble tastes amazing, adds a lot of nutrients to your diet, and is also super versatile
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Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Curry Tofu Scramble
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 125kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package 14-16 ounces drained, pressed, and mashed, set aside
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 1 medium potato scrubbed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • A handful spinach leaves
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high, add onion, garlic, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in curry powder, cumin, and turmeric and cook until fragrant.
  • Add tomatoes and stir for a minute. Stir in the bell pepper, potatoes, coconut milk and cook until potatoes are tender about 5 minutes.
  • Add mashed tofu and stir, cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach, green onions, and salt to taste. That is all! Serve your tofu scramble and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5868IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg