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Basil Tofu Scramble-min
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Thai Style Basil Tofu Scramble

This is a delicious Thai style vegan recipe of Basil Tofu Scramble! It is a super easy recipe that requires minimum level preparation. With tofu as the main ingredient, this recipe is very filling and fits to the course of a sumptuous meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Hindu, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: basil, tofu, vegan thai recipes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nidhi Bansal
Cost: $5


  • Pan or Pot


  • 600 g Tofu Extra Firm
  • ½ Cup Sweet Basil Leaves About 15 g
  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds Roasted, Black or White
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 Red Chili Dried or Fresh (optional ingredient)
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar Can be replaced with fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Molasses Or Brown Sugar (optional ingredient)
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 3 tbsp Virgin Oil Peanut oil, sunflower oil, or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder


Preparing Tofu

  • Drain the water from tofu. Press further using a strainer to remove any extra water on it.
  • Cut the tofu into small pieces or Scramble it.
  • Put the tofu in a bowl.
  • Add turmeric powder to it. Mix well and keep aside for 5 mins.

Preparing the Sauce

  • Pound the ginger and garlic together in a mortal and pestle. Alternatively, finely grate the ginger and finely chop the garlic.
  • Finely chop the onions.
  • Roast the sesame seeds.
  • Heat the wok and add 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Add the turmeric tofu mix and stir-fry till the tofu is dry and firmer.
  • Keep the heat at high. This should take around 7 – 10 mins.
  • Take the tofu off the heat. Keep aside in a bowl.
  • Heat the wok again on high and add remaining oil.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and roast till golden brown.
  • Add the onions and basil leaves. Roast till onions turn golden brown.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame seeds.
  • Mix well for few seconds while keeping the heat on.
  • Add tofu. Mix well. Take off the heat.
  • Serve with steamed rice.


To make this recipe friendly for cancer patients, do not add molasses or sugar to the recipe.