Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tofu Bhurji

Recently at one of our friends meet, the topic of healthy foods was being discussed and one of them was Tofu. I realized that though everyone had heard of Tofu but only a few of them had a clear idea on what exactly is the stuff made of or its various preparation.

So, what is Tofu?
Tofu, also called bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy juice and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. These soft white blocks resemble paneer (cottage cheese). In fact these are sold in the supermarket in packets as soya paneer. Ofcourse, tofu is a much healthier option than paneer. Tofu can be substituted for paneer.

And what is Bhurji? “Bhurji” is another name for scrambled (like in scrambled eggs).  I would like to call “Tofu Bhurji” as vegetarian’s or vegan’s scrambled eggs!

In this preparation of “Bhurji”, I have used very few ingredients. You can spice it up with any masala of your choice and also add a few vegetables if you so desire to increase its nutritive value.

Tofu Bhurji 16


Onion (chopped)
1 medium
Green chilies (thinly sliced)
Ginger (chopped)
1” piece
As per taste
3-4 tsps
Coriander leaves(chopped)
1 tbsp


  1. Firstly, crumble the tofu (using your hands) and keep it aside.
  2. Then heat the oil (on a medium flame) in a pan.
  3. Add to it the chopped onions, thinly sliced green chilies and chopped ginger. Saute them till the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the crumbled tofu and salt. Lower the flame, mix well and cover it with a lid. Keep it covered for about 2 mins and remove from flame.
  5. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Serve hot with buttered and toasted bread.

Tofu slab

Crumbled Tofu

Chopped onion, ginger and sliced green chilies being sauted

Tofu Bhurji - almost done

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time      :  about 5 mins
Serves                  : 2 -3

  • This is a healthy breakfast for the whole family especially if you use whole wheat bread or 7-grain bread instead of the white bread.
  • I generally serve it with sliced tomato, cucumber and capsicum on the side. I did not have cucumber at the time of preparing this dish.

For more info on Tofu:


  1. The tofu burji looks nice. I do not use tofu since my daughter has a soya allergy and though she is no longer at home, the practice continues. I like it though.

  2. Hi Shoba,

    This is a wonderful presentation with step-wise pictorials and awow recipeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Thats a healthy tofu bhurji,inviting.

  4. This looks so good, nice replacement for eggs..

  5. Hi Shobha,

    I am Prathiba from "The indian food court". Your recipe is awesome and healthy. I have also put up grilled paneer sandwitch. Just check it out.(fat free paneer!!!!!!!!!)

  6. Healthy & delicious!!! A nice variation to paneer burji :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Oh this is my kind of food, love this dish!

  8. Nice looking tofu dish.