Egg Bhurji (Mumbai Street Style)

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Make Mumbai Street-Style Egg Bhurji (Anda Bhurji, Indian Spiced Scrambled Eggs) in under 20 minutes using my easy recipe. Serve it with pav, bread, or buns for breakfast or a main course.

Here are some more egg recipes that you may like: Egg Idli, Egg White Muffins, Egg Foo Young, Egg Butter Masala, and Muttai Kulambu.

Egg bhurji served in a bowl.
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About Egg Bhurji (Anda Bhurji)

Egg bhurji (Anda bhurji) is Indian-spiced scrambled eggs. A spicy onion-tomato-based masala paste is made, and the eggs are scrambled along with the masala.

This dish is popularly sold on the streets of Mumbai. The street vendors add a secret ingredient to their recipe that takes it to another level: Pav Bhaji Masala.

In this post, I am sharing a recipe that will take you to the streets of Mumbai in the comfort of your own home.

This gluten-free anda bhurji recipe comes together in under 20 minutes using minimal ingredients and can be served any time of the day with roti, paratha, bread, or pav.

The Parsi version of egg bhurji is called Akuri. Although it uses similar ingredients, the two vary in taste and texture.

If you are a vegetarian, do check out my Paneer Bhurji recipe. You will love it too.

Ingredients

Eggs are the hero ingredient of this dish. For the best result, use free-range organic eggs, but feel free to use any eggs you have.

Butter and Oil – The combination of these two adds a nice taste to the anda bhurji. Use any cooking oil that you prefer. You can replace butter with oil to make this dish dairy-free.

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

Adjust the green chilies as per your taste.

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

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

Pav Bhaji Masala is my secret ingredient for the best-ever egg bhurji. It makes the bhurji super flavorful.

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

How To Make Egg Bhurji

Whisk 4 eggs and ½ teaspoon salt in a medium mixing bowl using a wire whisk. Set aside.

Eggs and salt added to a bowl.
Whisked well.

Heat 2 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted) in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat.

Oil and butter added to a pan.

Once the oil is hot, add ½ cup of chopped onions and saute until the onions turn translucent, stirring frequently.

Onions added to the pan.

Add the following ingredients and saute until the onions are light brown. Stir frequently.

  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
Chilies, ginger and garlic added to the pan.

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

Tomatoes added to the pan.

Next, add the following ingredients and cook for 30-40 seconds, stirring continuously.

  • 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.

Reduce the heat to medium-low.

Add the whisked eggs to the pan.

Whisked eggs added to the pan.

Stir the eggs using the ladle until they get mixed with the masala and get scrambled.

NoteIf you like soft bhurji, cook the eggs until just set. Remember that they will keep cooking from the residual heat in the pan for some time. If you like perfectly cooked bhurji, cook until the eggs are nicely cooked.

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

Cilantro and lime juice added to the scrambled eggs.
Ready egg bhurji.

Pro Tips By Neha

Always break the egg in a small bowl and add it to the bigger one. If you break all the eggs in one big bowl and, by any chance, one of them turns out to be bad, then your entire bowl of eggs will get spoiled.

Whisking the eggs separately in a bowl before adding them to the pan makes sure the eggs scramble perfectly.

Variations

If you run short of time and want to make this egg bhurji recipe even more quickly, add the eggs to a bowl and whisk them nicely. Add everything else to the same bowl and mix well. Heat oil in a pan, add the egg mixture to the pan and scramble the eggs.

For a heartier dish, add green peas or other vegetables like mushrooms, red bell peppers, green onions, etc.

Top the egg burji with fried onions or toppings like chopped onions, bhujia sev, or crushed chips for extra flavor and crunch.

Add a little milk while whisking the eggs for more fluffy eggs.

To make a creamy version, add fresh cream, mayonnaise, and grated cheese once the anda bhurji is cooked and mix everything well.

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Make Mumbai Street-Style Egg Bhurji (Anda Bhurji, Indian Spiced Scrambled Eggs) in under 20 minutes using my easy recipe. Serve it for breakfast or a main course with pav, bread, or buns (gluten-free).
4.67 from 9 votes

Egg Bhurji Recipe (Anda Bhurji)

Make Mumbai Street-Style Egg Bhurji (Anda Bhurji, Indian Spiced Scrambled Eggs) in under 20 minutes using my easy recipe. Serve it for breakfast or a main course with pav, bread, or buns.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted, replace with oil for dairy-free recipe)
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons pav bhaji masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
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Instructions 

  • Whisk eggs and salt in a medium mixing bowl using a wire whisk. Set aside.
  • Heat oil and butter in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add onions and saute until the onions turn translucent, stirring frequently.
  • Add green chilies, ginger, and garlic, and saute until the onions are light brown in color. Stir frequently.
  • Now, add tomatoes 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.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Add the whisked eggs to the pan.
  • Stir the eggs using the ladle until they get mixed with the masala and gets scrambled.
  • Note – If you like soft bhurji, cook the eggs just until set. Remember that they will keep cooking for some time from the resudual heat in the pan. If you like perfectly cooked bhurji, then cook until the eggs are nicely cooked.
  • Add lime juice and cilantro and mix well. Serve hot.

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Notes

You can replace butter with oil to make this dish dairy-free.
You can add finely chopped bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, green beans, etc to this anda bhurji recipe. 
Adjust the green chilies as per your taste.
Always break the egg in a small bowl and add it to the bigger one. If you break all the eggs in one big bowl and, by any chance, one of them turns out to be a bad one, then your entire bowl of eggs will get spoiled.
Whisking the eggs separately in a bowl before adding them to the pan makes sure the eggs scramble perfectly.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 171mg, Sodium: 112mg, Potassium: 134mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 595IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Just made this for my wife on a Saturday morning. Best start to the day. The lemon squeeze at the end made the bhurji delightful. Thank you