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Samosa Tofu Scramble with Herb Chutney

Photo: Sara Tane

2 servings

Extra filling and satisfying, this Indian-inspired breakfast will make getting out of bed a little easier. Packed with creamy potato chunks, sweet green peas, and a blend of spices, this tofu scramble is anything but average. Drizzle with spicy herb chutney for a dish that will wake you (and your taste buds) up. 


  • 1 small russet potato
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 pound firm tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/3 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 300
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • protein 21 g
  • carbohydrate 27 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • sugars 4 g
  • cholesterol 00 mg
  • sodium 520 mg

How to Make It

  1. Use a fork or knife to poke several holes into the potato and microwave on high for 3 minutes.

  2. Pour olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent.

  3. Add tofu to the skillet. Stir in garam masala, turmeric, cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.

  4. Roughly chop the par-cooked potato, sprinkling with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Add potato, peas, and lemon juice to the tofu mixture. Gently fold to avoid breaking up the potato and continue cooking for 5-8 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

  5. In a food processor or blender, combine cilantro, mint, garlic clove, serrano chile, and lime juice. Blend until relatively smooth.

  6. Divide the samosa scramble between two plates, pouring the herb chutney atop right before serving.