Try This Tofu Scramble With Chili Sambal on Sourdough For a Plant-Based Twist on Brekkie

Plant-based breakfast is served.

By Sacha Strebe
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Who doesn’t love eggs? Not only are they packed with protein but they’re also incredibly versatile—you can bake, scramble, fry, and so much more! But sometimes we want a plant-based breakfast, and tofu is a perfect way to nix the eggs but keep the protein. We love tofu at Camille Styles HQ–from adding crispy tofu as a salad topper to scrambling it for breakfast burritos or vegetarian spaghetti bolognese, it’s one of our favorite ways to add texture and nutrients to a plant-based meal. And it seems that one of our favorite Aussie chefs does too.

It goes without saying that Bill Granger loves scrambled eggs—he’s known as the “egg man” after all—but these days he says he seems to be eating scrambled tofu more often. “It can be very basic—just scrambled with a little tamari—or a bit more involved, like this dish,” he writes in his new book, Australian Food. “I spent so many years cooking scrambled eggs at 6 am that I have a recurring nightmare: customers are waiting outside, I’ve overslept, and am now in the kitchen cooking eggs in the nude. I fear this has made me prefer tofu.”

If you’re looking for an egg alternative, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on for Granger’s delicious Tofu Scramble With Shredded Cabbage & Chili Sambal on Sourdough Toast. YUM!

Bill Granger
Bill Granger

Bill Granger is an Australian restaurateur and food writer, loved by family cooks and sophisticated foodies alike. Bill’s sunny, relaxed approach to food is an essential element in his enduring popularity. Bill has written 11 cookbooks, selling in excess of 1 million copies, and has made 5 cookery series seen in over 30 countries. He continues to write recipe columns for magazines and newspapers worldwide.

Tofu Scramble with Shredded Cabbage & Chili Sambal on Sourdough Toast

Serves 4 people

By Bill Granger

15 minutes



Chili Sambal

  • 5 red chilies, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2.5cm piece galangal, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2.5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 large French shallot, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons light-flvoured oil
  • 1 tablespoon chlli flakes
  • 60g palm sugar, crumbled or grated
  • 2 teaspoons tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

Tofu Scramble

  • 2 tablespoons light-flavoured oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2.5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 11/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 560g silken tofu

To Serve

  • 1/4 sweet heart cabbage (or firm white cabbage), shredded
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled into ribbons
  • 1 large handful mint leaves
  • 1 large handful coriander leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Olive oil
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 tablespoons crispy shallots


  • For the chilli sambal, mix the chillies, garlic, galangal,
    ginger and shallot to a paste in a small food processor or
    mortar and pestle.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the
    paste for 5–8 minutes until dark red and fragrant. Add the
    chilli flakes and palm sugar and stir to dissolve the sugar.
    Add the tamarind paste and tamari and cook for a further
    2–5 minutes until the sauce is thick. Remove from the heat,
    add the lime juice and leave to cool. This can be stored in the
    fridge for up to a month.
  • To make the tofu scramble, heat the oil in a large non-stick
    frying pan over medium–high heat. Fry the garlic and ginger
    for 1 minute, then add the spring onions, curry powder,
    turmeric and coriander and fry, stirring, for a further
    minute. Crumble in the silken tofu and stir to coat in the
    spice mixture – the tofu will look like scrambled eggs.
    Toss together the cabbage, cucumber and herbs with the
    lime juice and a good splash of olive oil. Season well.
    Toast the bread under a hot grill until golden. Top each slice
    of toast with tofu and add a handful of cabbage, cucumber
    and herbs. Sprinkle with crispy shallots and serve with a
    generous spoonful of chilli sambal.

Comments (1)

  1. Audrey Jones says:

    Great recipes

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