Mutta Thoran (Keralan Coconut Scramble)

Mutta Thoran (Keralan Coconut Scramble)

This is a veganized version of a traditional Keralan dish and a delicious alternative to your standard tofu scramble!

Easy recipeEasy Gluten free Wheat free Quick meal Low fat, low sugar, diabetic friendly Kid recipe
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Indian and Indian Subcontinent


  • breakfasts
  • lunches




  • 400g firm tofu (approx.), drained and pressed (or pat dry with kitchen roll or clean tea towel)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • ½ tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 dried red chilli (ideal), roughly chopped or a pinch chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 5 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 fresh curry leaves (optional)
  • Fresh coriander (optional)

Serve in a wrap or chapati with mango chutney, lime pickle or even vegan mayo… get creative!


  1. Using a little oil in a medium sized saucepan, lightly fry the mustard seeds until they start to pop.
  2. Add the garlic and fry for a further 30 seconds.
  3. Add the rest of the spices, stir through and fry for a further 30 seconds.
  4. Add all other ingredients (apart from fresh coriander), gently stir and then heat through for five minutes.
  5. Serve in a wrap or chapati.

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