Egg Bhurji Recipe

Recipes.net Team
Recipes.net Team Published July 13, 2020

Spice up your morning routine with this egg bhurji recipe – quite literally. In fact, eggs are a great source of protein and are especially good if you’ve been working out. Also, there are so many ways to cook eggs, you will never get bored. For instance, poached eggs lovers should give our Poached Eggs with Sauteed Spinach and Yogurt Sauce a try. It’s perfect for brunch in the backyard.                        

Firstly, when choosing the right ingredients to accompany eggs, you want to choose vegetables that don’t produce too much liquid when you add salt. If not, you will end up cooking scrambled eggs that are too soggy. So use vegetables that have a low water content such as grated and drained zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and fried potatoes. Moreover, not only do these vegetables add a pop of color to your egg bhurji recipe but it’s a great way to get your daily vitamins and nutrients to start a great morning!

In addition, the caramelized onions, bell peppers, and juicy tomatoes give this egg bhurji a rich interplay of flavors and textures. Not your traditional scrambled eggs, why not try out this colorful recipe and spice things up for breakfast tomorrow?

Tip: These colorful scrambled eggs with veggies go perfectly well with sausages, toasted bagels or English muffins, and fresh fruit.

How to Make Egg Bhurji Recipe

Fall in love with this Indian-style scrambled eggs with sauteed chopped onions, chilies, and fragrant spices!

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 ½ oz red onion (diced )
  • 3 ½ oz tomato (diced)
  • 9 oz yellow, green, red bell peppers (diced)
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder (or curry powder)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  1. Firstly, whisk the eggs and set aside for later. Whisk until air bubbles form, this will add a lightness to the eggs.

  2. In a pan, add vegetable oil and butter.

  3. Once the pan is heated, add the diced onions and tomatoes. After a quick stir, add the bell pepper mix.

  4. Add minced garlic to the pan and cook until ingredients are translucent. Stir the mixture until the tomatoes turn slightly mushy.

  5. Next, add a tablespoon each of coriander, paprika, cumin, and chili powder to the mixture and stir well. Mix in salt and pepper to taste, and stir gently.

  6. Now, stir in the beaten eggs, making sure to whisk them one last time before pouring the mix into the pan.

  7. Consistently stir in your ingredients to create silky scrambled eggs.

  8. Garnish finished dish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve egg bhurji dish with wedges of pita bread and enjoy your meal!

  1. Adding the tablespoon of butter will give an element of richness to your Indian-styled scrambled eggs.
  2. If you are running late and need to prepare a quick sandwich for work, mix egg, vegetables, and spices in a bowl before cooking in a hot pan as needed. 
  3. Always add coriander to a dish lastly to ensure the freshness of the leaves. Cooking coriander with the rest of the ingredients can change the flavor of your egg bhurji. 

How to Make Egg Bhurji Recipe

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Fall in love with this Indian-style scrambled eggs with sauteed chopped onions, chilies, and fragrant spices!

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 ½ oz red onion, diced
  • 3 ½ oz tomato, diced
  • 9 oz yellow, green, red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves , chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder, or curry powder
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Firstly, whisk the eggs and set aside for later. Whisk until air bubbles form, this will add a lightness to the eggs.

  2. In a pan, add vegetable oil and butter.

  3. Once the pan is heated, add the diced onions and tomatoes. After a quick stir, add the bell pepper mix.

  4. Add minced garlic to the pan and cook until ingredients are translucent. Stir the mixture until the tomatoes turn slightly mushy.

  5. Next, add a tablespoon each of coriander, paprika, cumin, and chili powder to the mixture and stir well. Mix in salt and pepper to taste, and stir gently.

  6. Now, stir in the beaten eggs, making sure to whisk them one last time before pouring the mix into the pan.

  7. Consistently stir in your ingredients to create silky scrambled eggs.

  8. Garnish finished dish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve egg bhurji dish with wedges of pita bread and enjoy your meal!

Recipe Notes

  1. Adding the tablespoon of butter will give an element of richness to your Indian-styled scrambled eggs.
  2. If you are running late and need to prepare a quick sandwich for work, mix egg, vegetables, and spices in a bowl before cooking in a hot pan as needed. 
  3. Always add coriander to a dish lastly to ensure the freshness of the leaves. Cooking coriander with the rest of the ingredients can change the flavor of your egg bhurji. 

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 91mg
  • Calories: 292kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 273mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 544mg
  • Protein: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 202mg
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 5408IU
  • Vitamin C: 117mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What can I do if the egg bhurji is too spicy?

Reduce the spice level according to your taste. Remove or reduce paprika from the dish and serve with toast and fruits for a kid’s lunch box. You can still retain the flavors from the original recipe without killing yourself from the spice! Play around with the amounts and figure out what works best for you.

What can we eat with egg bhurji?

The dish is easy to prepare and goes well with a toasted bread or even chapati. To reduce the calories in your egg bhurji, you can cook it in coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and add any vegetables you prefer to make it more filling.

What other vegetables can I add to my egg bhurji?

Pretty much any vegetable would work just fine with eggs. So if you don’t have bell peppers at home, go ahead and substitute them for anything you have laying in your fridge, from chopped mushrooms to spinach, or even carrot slices.

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Conclusion

You can also enjoy it Indian street food-style! Serve these unique scrambled eggs with bread, naan, chapati, puri, paratha or any Indian flat bread for that matter.

If you're busy at work and want a quick and healthy lunch, it also tastes scrumptious sandwiched between slices of fresh onion and tomato.

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