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How to Make Tofu Bhurji: An Indian-Inspired Dish

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Discover how to make tofu bhurji, an Indian-insipred dish.

Discover how to make tofu bhurji, an Indian-insipred dish.

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 them. 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.

Cook Time

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5 min

15 min

20 min

2 servings

The ingredients for tofu bhurji.

The ingredients for tofu bhurji.


  • 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 a side dish (optional)
  • spring onion, for garnish
  • cooking oil


For Preparation:

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

For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • spatula


  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 they're 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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Tips and Techniques

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

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