Tofu scrambles are a vegan classic, but they usually aren’t exactly the most realistic version of their non-vegan counterpart. That is until you add a sprinkle of black salt, also known as Kala Namak. Kala Namak has a very sulphuric taste, which thereby makes whatever dish you add it to, taste eggier. If you liked eggs before going vegan, keep some of this ingredient in your kitchen. It will help you make delicious and realistic omelets, scrambles, quiches, and more! If you need some inspiration for where to start, check out these 10 Kala Namak recipes!
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1. Deep Dish Chickpea Omelette
Source: Deep Dish Chickpea Omelette
2. The Ultimate Vegan Eggs
Source: The Ultimate Vegan Eggs
3. Balanced Breakfast Bowl
Source: Balanced Breakfast Bowl
A gorgeous breakfast idea for you today… it’s yummy, filling, and has the balance of satisfying grain, gorgeous greens, and heart-healthy beans in the form of a tofu “egg” patty. Delicious meets nutritious in this Balanced Breakfast Bowl by Helyn Dunn! The “egg” patty is the star of this breakfast show and is so easy to make if you have the right kind of tofu. Look for one that is super firm and is in a package that looks like it’s vacuum-packed. Wildwood brand has one that’s great, especially because it’s sprouted which makes the soybeans easier to digest.
4. Eggy Bread With Kala Namak
Source: Eggy Bread With Kala Namak
Serve this veggy bread with baked beans, grilled mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and a vegan sausage to make a perfect vegan English breakfast. This vegan Eggy Bread With Kala Namak by Josephine Watmore is amazing
5. Sunny Side Up Fried ‘Egg’
Source: Sunny Side Up Fried ‘Egg’
This vegan Sunny Side Up Fried ‘Egg’ by Mouthwatering Vegan (Miriam Sorrell) is very simple to make once you see how. Like all genius things, they are simple after they have been conceptualized, made, and served – so often is the case with the benefit of hindsight! So exciting! So, you want vegan sunny side up eggs? Now you can eat your heart out without the cholesterol or the cruelty, but with all the good taste. The white of the vegan egg works perfectly, the yolk, well, taste for yourself, MMMMmmmmmm!!! Now, you can prepare vegan fried eggs in minutes. Once you have made these once, you will only need to look at the recipe for quantities in the future – yes, it’s that easy!
6. Tofu Breakfast Bites
Source: Tofu Breakfast Bites
These little Tofu Breakfast Bites by Kathy Hester are full of eggy flavor from the kala namak, an Indian salt that has a lot of sulfur, also known as black salt. If you are salt-free I’d recommend using some garam masala to spice them up. This recipe uses an egg bite silicone accessory or you can use small ramekins. Reprinted with permission from Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking in Your Instant Pot by Kathy Hester, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Kathy Hester
7. No-Egg Salad Sandwich
Source: No-Egg Salad Sandwich
A modern twist to the classic egg salad sandwich recipe! It’s the perfect no-fuss high protein lunch, super inexpensive, and ultra kid-friendly. This No-Egg Salad Sandwich by Kris Dee | Mostly Domestic is laughably easy, cheap, and protein-dense. This recipe yields a seriously large amount and depending on what other ingredients you may be adding to the sandwich, you should be able to get at least 6 servings out of this bad boy!
8. Chickpea Flour Omelet With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushroom, and Spinach Filling
Getting plant-based protein at breakfast has never been easier or more delicious. The vegan omelet came out just the way it should be: Dense, almost crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. The egg flavor was achieved with a combination of nutritional yeast and Kala Namak salt. You can buy Kala Namak salt (also called black salt) online and it lasts forever, as you only need to use it in small doses. It has a sulphuric taste, just like egg, but don’t overdo it as it would taste too intense otherwise. The natural sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes with the earthiness of the mushrooms and spinach go together really well. This Chickpea Flour Omelet With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushroom, and Spinach Filling by Philipp Ertl is a real breakfast for champions. Or a perfect after workout meal.
9. Runny Fried ‘Egg’
Source: Runny Fried ‘Egg’
This vegan egg yolk is plopped inside of pan-seared delicate slices of tofu that mimic egg whites. There are lots of ways to enjoy this vegan egg yolk. You can make a simple vegan fried egg sandwich on toast or vegan Eggs Benedict. You can also use it as a simple morning dipping sauce with vegan buttered toast. You will love this Runny Fried ‘Egg’ by Nancy Montuori!
10. Hash Brown Omelet
Source: Hash Brown Omelet
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