Egg Bhurji/ Anda Bhurji

February 6, 2022mayurisjikoni

EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY
THEME: HOT BREAKFAST

RECIPE: EGG BHURJI/ ANDA BHURJI

Egg Bhurji/ Anda Bhurji is scrambled eggs with spices. Tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and spices transforms  plain scrambled eggs into a hot breakfast treat that can be enjoyed with some bread, roti or paratha. Famous as street food in the Indian Subcontinent, this piping hot breakfast will keep your tummy full till lunch time or beyond. Hubby and I love to have it as brunch. Doesn’t take a long time to prepare and we sometimes have it with leftover roti.

In Hindi anda means eggs and bhurji means scrambled. Very similar to the Parsi Akuri Recipe. The difference is that for Akuri fresh cream is added to the whisked eggs. Towards the end, a dollop of butter is added. Also, the egg mixture is left a bit wet for that creamy texture.

CAN ONE ENJOY EGG BHURJI/ ANDA BHURJI FOR DINNER?

For sure, it makes a quick, easy and yet filling dinner option. I sometimes like to add boiled peas, corn and carrots too.

 

WET OR DRY?

Some like to leave egg bhurji a bit wet, some like it a bit dry. Hubby likes it a bit wet whereas I prefer mine completely cooked. So I remove some from the pan and allow mine to cook well, but not to the point that it becomes dry. As soon as the eggs are done to a soft consistency.

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Ingredients Required For Egg Bhurji/ Anda Bhurji

  • Eggs – use large or medium ones. Whisk lightly in a bowl just enough to break up the yolks and to mix with the whites.
  • Oil – use any of your choice. I have used sunflower oil.
  • Butter – adding butter is optional.
  • Onion – peel and chopped finely. Use red, white or yellow.
  • Tomato –  finely chopped.  I prefer to use Roma for this recipe as they are less watery. But use any you have in your kitchen.
  • Green chilli – I prefer adding paste. You can chop a chilli or two finely. Add according to your taste.
  • Ginger – i prefer to use paste
  • Garlic – peeled and minced or finely chopped
  • Cumin seeds – jeera, jiru
  • Salt – add according to your taste
  • Pepper powder – add according to your taste. Can also use coarsely ground pepper.
  • Fresh Coriander – cilantro, chopped along with the tender stems.
  • Turmeric powder – haldi, hardar
  • Garam Masala – optional. Or use any spice mixture of your choice. Eg. pav bhaji masala, cajun spice mixture, etc
  • Fresh Greens – like spinach, kale or beet leaves. Totally optional as traditionally it is not added. I added beet greens as I had some.
  • To Serve – bread, paratha, roti or naan. I sometimes serve egg bhurji as a wrap.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE EGG BHURJI/ ANDA BHURJI

 

 

EGG BHURJI/ ANDA BHURJI

mayurisjikoni
Egg Bhurji/Anda Bhurji is scrambled eggs with spices. Tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and spices transforms  plain scrambled eggs into a hot breakfast treat that can be enjoyed with some bread, roti or paratha.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, BRUNCH, dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala optional
  • 1 cup spinach/kale/beet leaves chopped, optional
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped

Instructions
 

  • Whisk eggs lightly in a bowl.
  • Heat oil and butter in a wide pan over medium heat.
  • Add cumin seeds.
  • As soon as the seeds begin to sizzle, add chopped onion.
  • Stir fry till it becomes a bit soft.
  • Add garlic, ginger and chilli pastes. Stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped tomato. Stir fry till it becomes a bit soft.
  • Add salt, garam masala (if using any), pepper and turmeric powders. Mix well.
  • Add the whisked eggs.
  • Lower the heat and keep mixing till the eggs begin to cook.
  • Keep mixing with a spatula or spoon till the eggs get scrambled.
  • If you prefer wet mixture, then don't cook further.
  • Add the chopped leaves and coriander.
  • Mix till the leaves wilt. Adding green leaves is optional.
  • Serve Egg Bhurji with some toast, naan, paratha or roti.

Notes

  • Some prefer egg bhurji a bit wet. So stop cooking the mixture as soon as you see that the eggs are cooked but soft.
  • For a dry version, cook till you see no moisture.
  • Adding spinach, kale or beet green is my version. In the traditional one, no green leaves are added except coriander leaves.
  • Can add chopped bell pepper if you wish. Cook it with the tomato.
  • Adding garam masala is optional. Can add any spice mixture of your choice or omit it altogether.
Keyword anda bhurji, egg bhurji, spicy scrambled eggs

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12 Comments

  • Stacy

    February 6, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    So many lovely flavors in your eggs, Mayuri! I can’t wait to try them!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 7, 2022 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much Stacy, am sure you’ll love it. Makes a lovely savoury brunch dish.

  • Sneha Datar

    February 7, 2022 at 5:11 am

    This is so easy to make and makes a filling meal.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 7, 2022 at 9:59 pm

      It sure does Sneha, thank you.

  • Wendy Klik

    February 7, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    This sounds amazingly flavorful and delicious.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 7, 2022 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you Wendy

  • Natalie

    February 10, 2022 at 5:29 am

    5 stars
    Wow, this sounds so delicious. Very exotic and quite different from usual eggs. I can’t wait to try this out.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you so much Natalie. Enjoy egg bhurji.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    February 10, 2022 at 6:36 am

    5 stars
    Such a wonderful protein rich dish mayuri ji! Love the vibrant color on the bhurji! A complete meal !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you so much Priya and yes, it is a complete meal.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    February 10, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    5 stars
    We have slowly started adding egg into our diet and I am in the process of learning simple recipes. I used to love this bhurji back in India. Our house help would make it for me and bring it after my dad left for work as I loved it. I am making it this weekend for our brunch. My husband still does not eat it but me and boys would enjoy it for sure.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 12, 2022 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya, I find making egg bhurji offers the Indian spiciness we need sometimes for breakfast and it makes a filling protein rich meal.As I mentioned, I sometimes serve it with leftover roti or paratha.

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