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Egg Bhurji Recipe

Written by on January 10, 2024

Egg Bhurji is the Indian style of scrambled eggs. The eggs cook in a savory masala with subtle hints of Indian spices.

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (optional)
  • 1.5 medium onion, diced small
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced small
  • 1 jalapeño or Serrano, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder (see note 1)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 6-7 eggs, lightly beaten
  • big handful of cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil and butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add in cumin seeds and sauté for 30 seconds. Add in onion and sauté till it starts to change colour to light brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add in tomatoes along with jalapeño and salt and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add in all spices like Kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric and sauté for another 6-8 minutes. (The key to BEST egg bhurji is cooking this masala well)
  3. Add in eggs and scramble them. Keep stirring continuously till the eggs are soft, well done and cooked.
  4. Switch off the heat, add in cilantro and stir it through scrambled eggs.
  5. Serve immediately with freshly ground pepper and buttered toast.
Not a fan of eggs? Use the same recipe for Paneer Bhurji, where you add crumbled paneer (Indian cottage cheese), instead of eggs.
How to Serve Egg Bhurji
  • It’s usually served with breads like roti, chapati, naan bread, dinner rolls called Pav, or regular toasted bread.
  • You can make great toasted sandwiches out of your leftover Egg Bhurji. Simply stuff them in between two buttered bread slices and toast like a grilled cheese sandwich.
  • You can eat it on top of a rice bowl, or as lettuce wraps for some innovative ideas.
  • It makes a great egg filling for Indian-style breakfast tacos.
  • This great egg dish doesn’t have to be limited to only breakfast time. It’s a great wholesome dish to cook for dinner.
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