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Adventures in Black Salt

Adventures in Black Salt Posted on 21/04/20134 Comments
Ahoy, hello! My name is Jenny. I am a thirty-something human female from Manchester in the north of England. I enjoy rainy days and sad songs, custard donuts and salt & pepper chips and beer, lentil dhal and fried okra, X-Files and Twin Peaks, fierce fat heroines and mental health advocates, dogs and cats and otters and a very special beirdo. To paraphrase Sylvia Plath: "I blog because there is a voice within me that insists on writing lots of ridiculous chuff".

I first heard about ‘black salt’ a long time ago, but never quite got around to ordering any. Recently I made a bulk order of nutritional yeast so I decided to finally get some of this mysterious ‘eggy’ condiment in, and give it a go.

This was actually very cheap! This bag cost me £2.09 though I’m sure it could probably be found for less. Since only a tiny amount is needed in each recipe, it’s good value for money.

First up, I had to give it a go in my beloved scrambled tofu. I changed my spice mix completely, with no cumin in sight, and instead used a 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast, 1 tsp of black salt, a 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, and some black pepper. I used crumbled firm tofu, and served with garlic mushrooms and avocado, along with some wholewheat toast. It was delicious!

And today being Sunday (which is my ‘nice breakfast’ day) I tried out a new omelette recipe. The lovely Hannah of Hannah Banana Bakery had recently posted about trying this yummy looking recipe from the writers of Betty Goes Vegan. I tweaked it somewhat, and more or less blended the silken tofu with a little soya milk, nutritional yeast and the black salt, along with a little turmeric and pepper. It was a resounding success! I cooked it with a little spring onion, and some vegan cheese (hidden inside the omelette). I let it cook over a very low heat for a long time in a well oiled good quality non stick pan, and the texture was perfect!

The writer of the recipe is not keen on black salt, but I think a little can provide a yummy yolky flavour, and I’m all for delicious new vegan meal ideas 🙂

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  1. I love black salt for adding eggy tastes to dishes.i am sad though because the Indian market that I bought it from is closed so I don't know where to buy more. The dish looks yummy!

  2. I bought mine online this time, because I don't know of anywhere that sells it locally here in Manchester. It's usually worth it to buy some in bulk 🙂

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