Fusion food is always a fun way to spice up dinner! Get a little bit of Mexican and Indian flavor in every bite of these curried tofu scramble tacos.
I’ve really had to rethink my cooking strategy post pinky laceration, now that I’m unable to do the dishes myself.
Because whereas my life goals often seem to involve making as big a mess as I can, reveling in the food that results from it, and then happily cleaning up the earthquake I’ve left in my wake.
The.Boy, who is now in charge of the aforementioned cleaning duties, lives according to the ideal that “being lazy is the best part of everything”.
And that is a direct quote.
To say that we take very very different approaches to life is an understatement.
And while I’m not usually one to compromise where food is involved, I figured it would be better for everyone’s well-being (but mostly his) if I simplified our meals for a while.
Easier meals = fewer dirty dishes = greater likelihood that they will be cleaned before we go to bed = lower likelihood that I will wake up to a cockroach in our bathroom = higher likelihood that the.boy will live to see another day.
I like these odds.
And I love these tacos! Which are a single skillet, 30 minute meal.
Every dishwasher’s dream.
Between the tex-mex feel and tons of spicy curry flavor in every bite, these tacos will not fail to please even the pickiest of palates.
And while I know some of you are on the fence about tofu, I promise it takes on tons of flavor from the curry powder in these and is anything but bland or boring.
If you REALLY can’t handle it, you can substitute in scrambled eggs, beans, or your favorite meat of choice.
Just make sure you don’t skimp on the spice or the veggies, and take your sweet time to revel in the fact that you’ve successfully made dinner while only dirtying one dish. It’s a beautiful thing.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 zucchini, trimmed and chopped
- 1 lb extra firm tofu, cut into ½-inch cubes
- 1 tbsp hot curry powder
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- 8 corn tortillas, heated according to package directions
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the onion and garlic to the pan and saute until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add in the bell peppers and zucchini. Cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Add in the tofu, curry powder, and ½ tsp salt. Cook, stirring, until tofu is heated through, 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and curry powder.
- Distribute among tortillas and serve.
Taco night is always a good time. For more taco ideas, check out these:
Vegan Puffy Tacos with Cumin-Spiced Hummus
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Swiss Chard Pesto
Black Bean and Feta Tacos with Strawberry Mango Salsa
From around the web:
Mini Fruit Tacos from Sugar Dish Me
Butternut Squash, Quinoa and Jalapeno Chimichurri Tacos from Naturally Ella
Fried Avocado Tacos from Foodiecrush
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Kimchi from A Thought For Food
Mole Tofu Tacos from Cara’s Cravings
I like to try to simplify meals as the weather warms, so I love the idea of quick, one dish tacos. My husband is the dish washer (since I am the cook), but sometimes I do feel bad when I leave a giant mess after making a complicated meal….
I enjoy being lazy, but rarely am since there’s so much stuff I always want to get done! Also, I absolutely cannot go to bed without doing the dishes 🙂
This dish looks perfect!! I’ve been on a major curry kick lately!
Oooh that looks amazing! I love tofu scramble, but putting curry in it AND making it into a taco sounds like a culinary dream come true! I must try this ASAP. 🙂
Once I had kids and my dishes increased by threefold, that’s when I noticed the need for easy dishes that = easy dishes 🙂 Love these!
We’re having fish tacos tonight! This more summer-like weather makes me think more about easy, quick meals like tacos. Fewer time in the kitchen and fewer dishes, as you said, means more time for other summer fun 🙂 Looks like a yummy recipe with great flavors!
Mmm, tacos… Somehow, I wouldn’t put curry, tofu and tacos together, but you make them sound and look so delicious. Hope your pinky is getting better.
Hope your pinky feels better soon – I do love the less-fuss cleanup of easy meals too!
Good for you! Do what works. Plus it’s so awesome that you want to save him from the ‘wrath’ of Joanne. 🙂
Hoping it’s all better in a jiffy.
I hope your finger gets better soon, but I’m also all for these simple, easy to throw together meals! Such a plus that the boy has to do all the dishes. 😉
Limited dishes?! Count me in! Pinned 🙂
My dishwasher would LOVE this meal. And so would my face. Love these flavorful breakfast tacos!!
Um yessss please! These tacos are just what my Monday needed 🙂
Simple recipes are always. ALWAYS welcomed, esp come Wednesday when all I want to do is curl up in my couch with my dog. Tex-Mex and Asian flavors were meant to go together! Hope you have a great Monday, Joanne!
I love this, Joanne! I have been thinking I need to be more creative with my tofu, instead of using it for beef & tofu all the time! I love adding curry to everything.
This is right up my street, but then you probably know that. I shared a recipe for tofu taco recently too, clearly it’s an agreed tasty choice x
Monday just got so much better with these tacos!!!
You can never have too many tacos – I love curried tofu, so it would be perfect in tacos! Definitely trying this one.
So, tofu and I are trying to be friends. I need not to judge. I think if I told him to dress up with some curry, we could definitely make our friendship blossom! 🙂
they look fantastic and seeing all your taco photos reminds me how much I love all your tacos – I could live on them quite happily – and I admire that you do most of your dishes – that is quite some effort if your cooking is anything like mine!
Curry is my current obsession and tacos are pretty much my favorite things in the world! I love this dish because it gives me an excuse to eat curry and tacos for breakfast, but I’m guessing I would also love these tacos for lunch and dinner too! I hope your pinky heals quickly, because in my experience, men aren’t the best dish washers. Sometimes I catch my husband just running warm water over dishes and putting them in the clean rack!
Yum! Curried tofu in tacos sound incredible!
We are big taco fans but never really go the tofu route… but now that’s all going to change! This looks great!
If it weren’t for my dishwasher I would always cook one pot wonders 😉
Tofu + tacos = awesome and easy dish! Hope your pinky is healing well 🙂
I’m definitely with you on the ‘keeping things simple’ idea. I’m always in search of the tastiest simple recipes and this seems like it fits the bill. I have to admit I’m one of those a bit on the fence when it comes to tofu, but I’d be willing to give these a go as you’ve flavoured the tofu so nicely. Although using scrambled eggs sounds interesting, too!
I like that you mixed curry with Mexican flavors… what a great combination!
Hope your finger is healing quickly for you. Yay to The.Boy for doing dishes.
Curry + tofu = YUM!
I’m with you girl – single skillet meals are the best. Tofu scramble used to be my go-to. I need to start making it again, this looks great!
My daughter has just discovered that she likes tofu. Now that I am not the only one in the house that eats it -I have been making it more. This sounds great!
I’m all for one pot, fuss free dinners which means more time to sit and sip wine afterwards 😉
You scared me with that cockroach comment! I would love to move to NYC one day but there are a few hold-ups- one includes cockroaches!
Every day should be taco day! These look crazy delicious and bonus points for easy clean up, just how tacos should be.
Perhaps I can finally get my guy to eat and enjoy tofu with these!!
Tofu is a favourite. This is a simple and delicious meal.
So sorry your pinky is still healing you must of really hurt it, anyway, your always so quick to improvise, signs of a great cook, love this dish!
Scrambled tofu always makes me think of breakfast. So breakfast tacos!
Or maybe you’re thinking about this all wrong – losing a little pinky skin gives you a free pass from doing dishes. FTW. One pan skillet meals are the. best.
ohmygosh so many tacos in one place! one of each, please 🙂 Thankfully we have no issues with tofu in this house! (well, the little one is still on the fence but I’m working on it!)
Any dish that requires the least amount of cleanup is always at the top of my list. Curried tofu sounds so good!
I’m always down to simplify meals!! And I totally have a functioning pinky! Love these!
You’re right, when you only dirty one dish – it’s a beautiful thing! Your tacos sound so yummy, love all the ingredients in this one, can’t wait to try it.
I think definitely you’re taking the right approach. For now, eat simply – and I see a lot of one-pot meals coming up in your menu plan! Great looking tacos and hey – you don’t even need to use cutlery! xx
I made this for dinner tonight! I ended up adding another tablespoon of curry powder and some Cholula chile garlic hot sauce. The Mexican and Indian flavors worked so well together! It was super fast too, as promised. I’ll definitely be making again.
Very well-thought-out strategy! Everyone is fed, everyone lives.
I’d go to town on these. Indian and Mexican are two of my biggest food <3s.
These look delicious, Joanne. I remember having a very similar thought process when I broke my elbow in Austin!
Seriously fangirled when you commented on my blog haha! And these tacos look amazing- beautiful photos as always!
I love fusing kitchens! In this way I enjoy all my favorite dishes in one! Just like this one!
I haven’t busted out my curry in a bit. This is a great idea to whip up for breakfast! Thanks Joanne!
You had me at taco! Yum 🙂
Hope your finger is feeling better! I gotta try tofu in tacos sometime.
Haha, i’m totally like you regarding the mess I make when I cook. I once made dinner at my uncle’s house for him and he said he’d clean up (though I told him i was more than happy to) and afterwards he was like “you’re not ever allowed to cook in my kitchen again.” hehe. This looks delicious!
I love curried tofu! And tacos too so this is basically a match made in heaven for me! Bonus for only dirtying up one pan.
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HAHAH. I thank you logic for coming up with this awesome and simple meal. I love all the flavors going on here. I love all types of curries!
I like those flavors that you presented, esp. the curried tofu. The taco fillings are very generous and I am sure I will create a mess while eating them.
I’m a huge tofu fan! And also a huge taco fan. And definitely a huge fan of avoiding cockroach confrontations. Hope your finger heals up quick!
I have to admit I have never eaten tofu. But I do have to admit your tacos look yummy!
Definitely going to try these soon. Thank you!