Are you one of those crazy people that hate eggs? Don’t worry I still love you. And today, I’m here for you!
This is a fantastic egg free scramble option that looks and feels exactly like scrambled eggs, but without any eggs.
Paneer is a cow’s milk cheese, similar to ricotta that is very common in south asian cooking. It holds up well to high heat so can be fried or cooked so makes a great vegetarian protein substitute. Try just pan frying a few slices of paneer and sprinkle with salt & pepper. They turn crispy golden brown and are just yum!
But I digress. Paneer is pretty mild in flavour so will soak up anything you mix with it. Like all the flavours in this scramble.
Don’t like/can’t eat cheese, no worries, use soft tofu instead. It acts exactly the same as paneer in this and you won’t notice the difference.
This is also a great make ahead food. Just make a whole bunch of scramble and turn them into wraps for a quick easy meal on the go. They will freeze up well too! Soooo good!
See my egg fearing friends – I am here for you. I don’t get you. But I am here for you. 😉
- 1 medium onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 medium tomato
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 1 red pepper
- 1 jalapeño
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 package Paneer or soft tofu (about 425g or just shy of 2 cups)
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp corriander powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp salt
- pinch black pepper
- pinch chilli powder
- Prep your veggies – dice the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and red peppers. Mince the garlic and ginger. Grate the paneer (or if using tofu – give it a rough dice)
- Heat a large non-stick frying pan or wok with a few tbsp of oil. Add the onions and salt and cook till onions have softened, about 5 mins.
- Add the ginger, garlic, and jalapenos. Cook a few more mins till it becomes fragrant. Add all the spices and stir fry for 1-2 mins till fragrant.
- Add the tomatoes and cook stirring often till the tomatoes start to disintegrate (3-4 mins). If it is looking a bit dry, you can add a few tablespoons of water to help it along.
- Add the red peppers, and paneer. Stir to combine and heat up. About 5 mins.
- Serve warm on some toast or with parathas.