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Indian Scrambled Eggs

1 Mar


I don’t mind spending a little extra time on the weekends to prepare breakfast. For me it’s a welcome change from my typically hurried weekday breakfast cereal. Indian scrambled eggs, also called ‘anda bhurji’, was one of my favorite weekend breakfasts growing up. My mom, an excellent cook in her own right, would always leave preparing this meal to my dad. His not-so-secret to really good scrambled eggs was letting the onions saute in the oil until browned and pouring a little extra oil once the peppers and tomatoes were added to the mix. This compensates for some of the oil absorbed by all of the veggies.

Anda bhurji is a great substitute to standard scrambled eggs. The veggies (leftover from this recipe) lend a flavor to the meal that plain eggs simply don’t have. After all this talk of eggs, I think I will prepare this breakfast tomorrow ;)


A Christmas-colored spread of veggies


Crack the eggs directly into the vegetable mixture (being careful not to include eggshells)


Finished! Good for any meal of the day.

Let me know in the comments how yours turns out.


3 tbsp + 1 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced tomato

1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

1/2 tsp diced green chilli peppers

1/4 tsp ginger, diced

1/4  teaspoon red chilli powder

5 eggs

Salt to taste

Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish


In a heavy-bottomed skillet, fry the onions, green chillis, and ginger in 3 tablespoons of oil. Let soften and brown, stirring frequently. Add the bell pepper and cook until soft. Add tomatoes. Stir all of the veggies together and add remaining oil. Add salt and red chilli powder. Crack the eggs directly into skillet, stirring frequently to create a scramble. Continue to stir until eggs are thoroughly cooked.

Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with warm buttered bread.