Vegan cooking: Getting your bacon and eggs groove on

Black salt, also known as kala namak, emits a sulfur-like smell and taste that imparts an egg-like flavor to tofu dishes. I recommend you give it a try. All these dishes are delicious with or without black salt.

Many of these recipes use powdered turmeric. When heated, turmeric “activates” and becomes a bright yellow. Turmeric makes tofu look more like eggs. Curcumin, the pigment in turmeric that gives it that bright yellow color, is valued by some people for its health benefits, too.

Scrambled tofu (Susan Alexander / For the News Tribune)

Scrambled Tofu

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