Spicy Anda Bhurji – Indian scrambled eggs

2014-12-26
  • Yield : 2
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 20m

Anda Bhurji – Spicy scrambled eggs the indian way. This can be used to eat with pav, toasts, naan, paratha or as a filling for pita or can be used to make a wrap with tortilla.

Ingredients

  • Eggs 4
  • Onions, finely chopped, 2 medium size
  • Tomatoes, chopped, 2
  • Green chilies, 1 or 3 as per taste
  • Capsicum, chopped (optional)
  • Ginger, finely chopped, about 2 inch
  • Coriander leaves, chopped 1/2 cup or a small bunch
  • Curry leaves, 2 or 3
  • Vegetable oil or ghee, 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder 1 tsp or as per taste
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Pav bhaji masala (optional, use if you have it)
  • Salt as per taste

Method

Step 1

Whisk the four eggs gently with a spoon and keep aside.

Step 2

Take a pan, add oil or ghee to it. Now add jeera, onions, hing, green chillies, curry leaves, capsicum and ginger to it. Saute.

Step 3

Add tomatoes and few coriander leaves. Saute for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add 1 Tbsp butter, pav bhaji masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt as per taste.

Step 5

Lastly add slightly beaten eggs and keep whisking them until cooked. Remember, Anda Bhurji is typically cooked till the eggs are well done and it is dry, unlike the American scrambled eggs which are wet and creamy.

Step 6

Top it up with butter. Garnish with the rest of coriander leaves.

Step 7

Serve hot with buttered pav or toast or plain paratha.

Some trivia on Anda Bhurji

Egg bhurji or egg khagina (as it is known in Pakistan) or Anda Bhurji, is a dish popular in north and western India and Pakistan. It is often confused with scrambled eggs and the Parsi dish akuri but Egg Bhurji is a different dish in totality. The difference lies in its preparation and addition of sautéed chopped onions, chilies, and optional spices.

Spicy Anda Bhurji

Spicy Anda Bhurji

By Praveen from Bangalore, India (Spicy egg bhurji @ the eggfactory) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Recipe Comments

Comment (1)

  1. posted by Tanusha on June 21, 2016

    Made this many times now, really delicious, thanks for sharing!

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