How to Make Tofu Bhurji: An Indian-Inspired Dish

Updated on August 1, 2019
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I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

how to make tofu bhurji an Indian-insipred dish
how to make tofu bhurji an Indian-insipred dish | Source

Tofu bhurji, also known as tofu scramble, is a tofu dish from India that is flavored with various local spices. In some parts of India, paneer (a curd-like cheese) is used as an alternative to tofu. The only difference between the two versions is that the former has a higher calorie and fat content than the latter.

I was inspired to create this recipe after spending a couple of months touring India, the Middle East, and the surrounding regions.

I ran out of eggs, so I decided to used tofu to replace it. I added corn kernels for a sweeter taste and peas for additional texture. Then I flavored the dish with various spices. Let me teach you how to make my version of tofu bhurji.

tofu bhurji ingredients
tofu bhurji ingredients | Source


  • 200 grams tofu, broken into pieces
  • 1/8 cup corn
  • 1/8 cup peas
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • tomato, for side dish (optional)
  • spring onion, for garnish
  • cooking oil


For Preparation:

  • 1 medium bowl
  • 4 small bowls
  • 1 medium plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • spatula

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 2 servings


  1. Heat oil and butter in a frying pan.
  2. Add tofu pieces. Continue breaking the tofu into pieces until a scrambled-egg texture is achieved. Cook until a bit brown.
  3. Mix in the peas, corn kernels, and all spices.
  4. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  5. Garnish with spring onions and/or serve with tomato.
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tofu recipes Indian | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Increase the amount of chili powder for a spicier version of this recipe.
  2. Replace corn and peas with other vegetables if preferred.
  3. Feel free to add other spices.
  4. Omit the butter to make the recipe vegan friendly.

Questions & Answers

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        Ship's kitchen life that we can also use at our home. Flexibility in our kitchen is really important.

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        Liz Westwood 

        11 months ago from UK

        You give an interesting insight into life in a ship's kitchen.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        Hello Louise,

        It's simple, affordable, and nutritious so I do recommend this recipe to everybody. I hope you try it yourself. Cheers!

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        As a chef, I think it's important to follow the basic requirements or instructions of a particular recipe. However, cooking also requires flexibility. I started learning that concept the first time I worked 5 days at sea. These days were tough days for the whole kitchen brigade because our food stocks started to deplete day after day. These situations required us to create dishes based on what is available in our store room. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Have a great weekend!

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        Hello Peggy,

        I hope you try this recipe. Let me know then how it goes. Have a great weekend, enjoy!

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        Hi Carolyn,

        If you are a tofu fan, you will surely enjoy this recipe. Just mix and match whatever ingredients and spices you have at home.

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        Louise Powles 

        11 months ago from Norfolk, England

        That sounds lovely. Thankyou for the recipe.

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        Liz Westwood 

        11 months ago from UK

        I like the versatility of your recipes, how you can swap ingredients around.

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        Peggy Woods 

        11 months ago from Houston, Texas

        This sounds flavorful and good. Thanks for your recipe.

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        11 months ago from USA

        This looks delicious. I'll have to try it.


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