Boiled Egg Bhurji

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Boiled Egg Bhurji is a take on the classic egg bhurji recipe. Instead of adding raw eggs to the masala, boiled eggs are used. Make it for a delicious breakfast or evening snack.

Here are some more Indian egg recipes that you may like: Akuri, Egg Idli, Egg Butter Masala, Kolhapuri Egg Curry, and Masala Omelette.

Boiled egg bhurji served in a bowl.
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About Boiled Egg Bhurji

Boiled Egg Bhurji is a delicious variation of the classic Indian egg bhurji recipe. Instead of adding raw eggs to the masala, boiled eggs are added.

It is a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner dish. Serve it with pav, paratha, or roti.

Ingredients

Eggs are the hero ingredient of this dish. Use free-range organic eggs for the best result.

Butter and Oil – Combining these two adds a nice taste to the Bhurji. You can replace butter with oil to make this dish dairy-free.

Veggies – I have added the basic veggies such as tomatoes, onions, green chilies, and cilantro (fresh coriander leaves). You can also add finely chopped bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, green beans, etc. 

Adjust the green chilies as per your taste.

Spice Powders – You will need basic spice powders, such as Kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and salt. 

You can also a little garam masala and black pepper powder to enhance the taste of the boiled anda bhurji recipe.

Pav Bhaji Masala – This is my secret ingredient to make the best-ever egg bhurji. It makes the bhurji super flavorful.

Others – You will also need fresh ginger, garlic, and freshly squeezed lime juice. 

How To Make Egg Bhurji with Boiled Eggs

Chop 4 hard-boiled eggs into small pieces. Set them aside.

Chopped eggs.

Heat 2 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a pan over medium-high heat.

Oil and butter heating in a pan.

Once the oil is hot, add the following ingredients and cook until the onions are light brown, stirring frequently.

  • ½ cup of chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
Onions, green chilies, ginger and garlic added to the pan.

Now, add ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes and 1 teaspoon salt and cook for another minute. Mash the tomatoes with the back of the ladle while cooking.

Tomatoes and salt added to the pan.

Next, stir the following spice powders and cook for 30-40 seconds.

  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon pav bhaji masala
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
Spice powders added to the pan.

Add the chopped hard-boiled eggs to the pan and mix well with the masala.

Check for salt and add more if needed.

Boiled eggs added to the pan.

Add 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice and 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro and mix well. Serve hot.

Lime juice and cilantro added to the pan.
Ready boiled egg bhurji.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I boil eggs in an air fryer?

Place the eggs in the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 250 F (120 C) and cook for 30 minutes. When cooking is up, carefully remove the eggs from the air fryer and place them in a bowl of ice water for 1 minute to stop the cooking process. Peel and enjoy! Check out my detailed post on how to Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs.

How do I boil eggs in an instant pot?

Place the eggs in the bottom of the instant pot. Add 1 cup of water. Press PRESSURE COOK and set the timer to 5 minutes at high pressure. When the cooking time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then use the quick release to release any remaining pressure. Carefully remove the eggs from the pot and place them in a bowl of ice water for 1 minute to stop the cooking process. Peel and enjoy!

How do I boil eggs in a pot over the stovetop?

Place the eggs in a pot. Cover the eggs with cold water, ensuring an inch of water above the eggs. Turn the heat to medium-high and wait for the water to boil. Once boiling, turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 12 minutes. Carefully remove the eggs from the pot and place them in a bowl of ice water for 1 minute to stop the cooking process. Peel and enjoy!

Tips For Boiling Eggs

Start with cold water: This will help the eggs cook evenly.

Use a large pot. This will prevent the eggs from cracking as they cook. Adding a teaspoon of salt to the water also prevents the eggs from cracking while cooking. Try it, and thank me later.

Don’t overcook: The longer you cook the eggs, the tougher the whites will become, and the yolks will start to turn green.

Use ice water: This will stop cooking and make the eggs easier to peel.

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Boiled Egg Bhurji is a take on the classic egg bhurji recipe where instead of adding raw eggs to the masala, boiled eggs are used. Make it for a delicious breakfast or evening snacks.
5 from 1 vote

Boiled Egg Bhurji Recipe

Boiled Egg Bhurji is a take on the classic egg bhurji recipe where instead of adding raw eggs to the masala, boiled eggs are used. Make it for a delicious breakfast or evening snacks.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespons oil
  • 1 tablespon butter (salted or unsalted)
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon pav bhaji masala
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
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Instructions 

  • Chop the eggs into small pieces. Set them aside.
  • Heat oil and butter in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add onions, green chilies, ginger, and garlic, and fry until the onions are light brown in color. Stir frequently while frying.
  • Now, add tomatoes and salt and cook for another minute. Mash the tomatoes with the back of the ladle while cooking.
  • Next, add coriander powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala, and Kashmiri red chili powder, and cook for 30-40 seconds, stirring continuously.
  • Add the chopped hard-boiled eggs to the pan and mix well with the masala.
  • Check for salt and add more if needed.
  • Add lime juice and cilantro and mix well. Serve hot.

Video

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Notes

Adjust the chilies as per your taste. 

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 328mg, Sodium: 1303mg, Potassium: 298mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 951IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 2mg
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