Ugandan Tofu Scramble

If you try this recipe I swear you will start waking up in the morning craving something Ugandan. This is another dish that is inspired by Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian. In the recipe she makes a kind of dry stew with okra, tomatoes, and spices but she said that in Uganda they often topped it with eggs and so I thought it would work well as a tofu scramble. I am pleased to say that it turned out fantastic! I think it was the best scramble we have ever had so if you like okra try it out.

in a bowl Crumble & combine
1 lbs of tofu
juice of one lemon
1/4 tsp black salt
1/2 tsp salt

In a mortar & pestle make a paste of
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 lbs okra, sliced into rounds
after 5 minutes reduce heat & add tofu mix
When Tofu is browned add
2 cups chopped tomatoes (I used one big fat yellow heirloom)
spice paste

Cook until the scramble has reached the desired consistency and serve with mashed yuca, fried plantains, or roasted potatoes and toast or tortillas. Top with chives or scallions.



13 thoughts on “Ugandan Tofu Scramble

  1. twoveganboys

    Wow. This sounds delicious!

    Also, I think I may go volunteer at the Farm one of these weekends. We have a new dog and with two dogs, the dog food bill will go up and then some. Did you get a lot of veggies when you volunteered?

    Hope you have a terrific Monday.

  2. lazysmurf Post author

    Kyrs- I got a ton of veggies, I think I will go next weekend, after halloween weekend, we can go together!

    mihl- Thank You!

  3. lazysmurf Post author

    TRINITY- I saw Bazu’s post when I went on twitter! I say Crumbled forever Cubes never!

  4. Krys

    Smurfette-My husband has to work the Saturday after Halloween. But if you want to go the Saturday after that one, he can watch the boys. Let me know. Nothing beats free veggies. Yum! I live in the South part of town too.

  5. lazysmurf Post author

    Krys- Sounds good, as long as it isn’t freezing/raining I am down for November 12

    Lana- I will make it! We might not be able to find good tomatoes though, I’ll keep my eyes open.

  6. Krys

    Awesome. I will email you my phone number. I look forward to it. Plus I need to save some $$$ now that we have our newest member in our home. And you are right, doggie cuddles are the best. I wonder if I can convince my hubby that I need to be a stay at home mom to the dogs once our boys start school. Hee hee.

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