Also known as Anda Bhurji, Egg Bhurji is a spicy and flavourful Indian style scrambled eggs recipe that is quite famous in the streets of Northern and Western India. It is easy to make, healthy, and tastes delicious. My recipe uses a special masala which makes this dish stand apart.
About This Recipe
Egg Bhurji is an Indian Style Spicy Scrambled Eggs. In India, Anda means Egg and Bhurji mean mishmash of two or more ingredients.
It is a satisfying combination of scrambled eggs and spicy onion, tomato gravy which you can have during any time of the day.
This is loved for breakfast in India, as it is not only because of its heavenly taste but also because it is super easy to make. Not only breakfast, but you can also have it for any meal of the day.
It is very similar to Akuri, a Paris Breakfast dish but Akuri is runnier as compared to Bhurji.
This dish is especially loved by the ones who are going out for work on a regular basis or the ones who want to make something quick, healthy, and delicious for their breakfast or for their kid’s lunch box.
This Egg Bhurji is,
- Easy to make
- A 15 minute recipe
- High in Protein
- Apt for weekday breakfast
Egg – A high protein ingredient, that is apt to include in your everyday meals especially breakfast. If you do not eat eggs, you can use crumbled Paneer, Tofu, or Soya instead.
Butter and Oil – The combination of these two adds a nice taste to the Bhurji. You can use one of these also to make the Bhurji.
Veggies – I have added the basic veggies such as tomato, onion, green chilies, and coriander leaves. You can also go ahead and add finely chopped bell peppers, carrots, beans, etc.
Spice Powders – This Egg Bhurji is spicy unlike scrambled eggs and thus, we will use red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and salt.
Pav Bhaji Masala – I have given this Bhurji a Street Style twist and thus I have also added Pav Bhaji Masala to make it extra spicy and yummy. But this is completely optional.
Other Ingredients – Other than these, you will need ginger, garlic, and lemon juice.
Step by Step Recipe
Oil + Butter – Heat vegetable oil and butter in a pan. This combination tastes great, try it!
Once the oil is hot, add onion and saute until onions turn translucent.
Add green chillies, ginger, and garlic and fry until onion is slightly browned.
Now, add tomato and cook for another minute.
Next, add coriander powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala, and red chilli powder and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Whisk the eggs with salt and add them in the pan.
Keep stirring the eggs on low heat until they get mixed with masala and get cooked. You can decide the consistency of bhurji you like. If you like soft bhurji, cook the eggs just until set. Remember that they will keep cooking for some time from the heat in the pan. If you like perfectly cooked bhurji, then cook until eggs are nicely cooked. Add lemon juice and coriander and mix well. Serve hot with Pav or Bread.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is completely safe to eat eggs every day, but you should eat it in limits. Also, they are very beneficial, if you work out on a daily basis because of the high protein content.
You can also make some delicious Egg Bhurji Curry if you do not want to eat something dry and want to indulge in a nice Egg gravy.
Now to make it prepare Bhurji as per the instructions given below.
After that add one cup of water and mix everything well. Cook the curry for 2 to 3 minutes on medium flame and the curry will be ready to serve.
You can add a tbsp or two of tomato puree to the Egg Bhurji, if planning to make a curry.
If you want, you can also make it on an Iron Tawa. Cooking food on a Tawa adds a nice earthy flavor to the dish.
To do the same, just follow the same instructions as given below on a Tawa instead of a pan. But you need to adjust the quantity of the Bhurji as per the size of your Tawa.
The difference between the Street Style and the Homemade Version of Egg Bhurji is of the special spice powder that the street vendors add while preparing this delectable dish which is called the Pav Bhaji Masala.
These two teaspoons of Pav Bhaji Masala add wonders to the dish by taking its taste to the top-notch level.
In South India, it is served with poori, rice, and sambar.
But, if you wish to present it in Street Style, then serve it with either a few slices of bread or with some soft and crispy Laddi Pav.
You can also make a Bhurji Sandwich, by stuffing this spicy Bhurji in between two bread along with a slice of cheese and then toasting it or make a kathi roll along with spicy green chutney and some onion slices.
You can store it in a sealed container for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator, but I will suggest you make it fresh as it tastes the best.
If you store it in the fridge, it might dry out and won’t taste as good as the fresh one.
If you are running short of time and want to make this recipe even more quickly, then add all the eggs in a bowl and whisk them nicely.
Add everything else in the same bowl and mix well. Now add oil in a pan and put the entire mixture on the pan and scramble the eggs appropriately.
Cook it on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes and this how you can make some delicious egg bhurji in just a few minutes.
Pro Tips By Neha
If you want the street style taste, use Pav Bhaji Masala in the Bhurji.
Do not miss the butter, it gives it a delicious taste.
Do not overcook the eggs. Cook till they are just cooked, as they will continue cooking even after you switch off the gas.
For more fluffy eggs, add in a little milk while whisking the eggs.
You can add in veggies such as Mushrooms, Green Onions, Tomatoes, Bell Pepper etc for extra nutrition and to make it wholesome.
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Egg Bhurji Recipe
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tbsp Butter
- ½ cup Onion (Chopped)
- 2 tsp Green Chillies (Chopped)
- 1 tsp Ginger (Grated)
- 1 tsp Garlic (Chopped)
- ½ cup Tomatoes (Chopped)
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
- ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
- Salt to taste
- 4 Eggs
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)
- Heat vegetable oil and butter in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add onion and saute until onions turn translucent.
- Add green chillies, ginger and garlic and fry until onion is slightly browned.
- Now, add tomato and cook for another minute.
- Next, add coriander powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala and red chilli powder and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Whisk the eggs with salt and add them in the pan.
- Keep stirring the eggs on low heat until they get mixed with masala and gets cooked.
- You can decide the consistency of bhurji you like.
- If you like soft bhurji, cook the eggs just until set. Remember that they will keep cooking for sometime from the heat in the pan.
- If you like perfectly cooked bhurji, then cook until eggs are nicely cooked.
- Add lemon juice and coriander and mix well.
- Serve hot with Pav or Bread.
- Add coriander leaves at the end because coriander leaves taste different when added in the middle of the process of cooking versus when it is added at the end. To retain the fresh flavor of the coriander leaves in your meal, prefer adding them at the end.
- Always break the egg in a small bowl first and then add it to the bigger one. This is because if you will break all eggs in one big bowl and by any chance one of your egg turns out to be a bad one, then your entire bowl of eggs will get spoilt.
- Also whisking the eggs separately in the bowl before adding in the pan makes sure the eggs scramble perfectly.
- You can cook the egg bhurji to the consistency you like. I like mine well cooked.
- To make a creamy version of it, add some fresh cream, mayonnaise, and grated cheese once the Bhurji is cooked and mix everything well.