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Plated Turmeric Tofu Oatmeal with a fork on the side

Turmeric Tofu Oatmeal

Turmeric Tofu Oatmeal is a wholesome meal with abundant health benefits. This recipe not only looks vibrant but is exquisitely pleasurable. This savory oatmeal dish satisfies the craving of a pilaf and yet it’s a low carb and high fiber meal.
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, vegan
Keyword savory oatmeal, Turmeric oatmeal, Turmeric tofu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 287kcal
Author Gunjan


  • 2 cups chopped tofu (extra firm)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut quick cooking oats
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp plain vegan yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas carrot mix


  • In a large bowl combine tofu, turmeric powder and ½ tsp salt. Mix and keep it aside.
  • In a saucepan boil water and add oats. Cook oats on a low – medium flame until water is absorbed and chewy. keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, sesame seeds. Let it crackle.
  • Add chili powder and mix the spices. Add yogurt and stir well until blended.
  • Toss in tofu. Mix gently without breaking it. Then cook covered for few minutes sauteing at intervals so that tofu cooks from all sides.
  • Add peas and carrot. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Lastly, fold in the cooked oatmeal and the rest of the salt.
  • Cook for couple of minutes or until the oatmeal is slightly more dry almost like pilaf form.
  • Serve warm.



  • It's a dry but sticky oatmeal pilaf in consistency.
  • Feel free to adjust salt and chili powder as per taste.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 13mg | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg