Tofu bhurji recipe – How to make tofu bhurji recipe

Tofu bhurji is a delicious scrambled tofu mixed with spices, which goes well as a side dish for rotis, chapathis, bread, pav or variety rice.  Tofu bhurji is very similar to paneer bhurji, but here, paneer is replaced with tofu.  It is a vegan recipe for paneer or egg bhurji.  Tofu is also known as bean curd, which is a food made from soyabeans. It has a low calorie count, low in fat and relatively got large amounts of protein.  It is high in iron, calcium and other micro nutrients and an excellent food from a nutritional and health perspective. Tofu is also known to protect from heart diseases and a good dish for vegans who have lactose intolerance.  Tofu bhurji is very tasty and more flavourful dish, when cooked with spices.

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Prep Time :  10 mins

Cooking Time : 15 mins

Yield : 2-3 persons

North Indian cuisine


Regular tofu – 200 gms

Onion – 1 (medium sized) (chopped finely)

Tomatoes – 2 (medium sized) (chopped finely)

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Green chillies – 2 (chopped finely)

Ginger – half inch sized chopped finely or grated

Cumin powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Red chilli powder – 1/4 teaspoon (optional)

Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon

Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Few curry leaves

Cooking oil – 2 tablespoons

Salt as per taste


Scramble tofu with hand  and keep it aside

Heat oil in a pan on medium flame.  Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.  Add chopped onions, green chillies and ginger and cook till the onions become translucent.

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Add chopped tomatoes and curry leaves and cook on low to medium flame till the tomatoes become soft and cooked.  Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt and garam masala  and  mix well.

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Cook for another 2 minutes on low flame.  Add tofu and mix well.  Cook for another 3-4 minutes on medium flame  till there is no moisture left and the bhurji becomes dry.

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Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  Switch off the flame.  Tofu bhurji is ready to be served.  Transfer the bhurji to a serving bowl.


Serve tofu bhurji hot or warm with rotis, bread, chapathis, pavs or variety rice.



You can also add capsicum, which gives a wonderful flavour to this dish.

You can replace tofu with paneer or egg to make paneer bhurji and egg bhurji with the same recipe.

You can also add pepper powder instead of red chilli powder to give a distinct flavour and taste to the bhurji.


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