Scrambled eggs are given a flavorful twist in this Masala Egg Bhurji recipe, which incorporates aromatic spices for a mouth-watering Indian-inspired dish. This versatile creation can be enjoyed at any meal and pairs wonderfully with chapatis, flatbreads, or even a simple slice of toast.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 8 eggs
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 green chiles, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, grated
- 1 large tomato, finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or Kashmiri chilli powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 4 chapatis, flatbreads, or slices of toast
- 1 lemon
- In a medium bowl, crack the eggs, season with salt, and beat thoroughly with a fork. Set aside.
- Over medium heat, warm the vegetable oil in a skillet or pan and then add the cumin seeds.
- Once the cumin seeds start sizzling, stir in the onion and green chiles, and sauté until the onions achieve a golden hue, approximately 5 minutes.
- Incorporate the ginger and garlic, sautéing for an additional 30 seconds.
- Add the tomato and continue cooking until it becomes soft, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Mix in the garam masala, choice of chilli (crushed red pepper flakes or Kashmiri chilli powder), and turmeric powder. Cook for a minute, allowing the aromatic spices to bloom.
- Gently pour the beaten eggs into the skillet, stirring continuously. Cook the eggs until they’re nearly done but still slightly runny, around 3–5 minutes. Take the pan off the heat; the residual warmth will finish the cooking process.
- Mix in the fresh cilantro. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
- Serve the Masala Egg Bhurji with chapatis, flatbreads, or toast. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice for a zesty finish.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
- Calories: 1,127
- Total Fat: 44.0 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.4 g
- Trans Fat: 0.1 g
- Cholesterol: 319.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 140.4 g
- Dietary Fiber: 9.0 g
- Total Sugars: 11.1 g
- Sodium: 2,159.4 mg
- Protein: 44.2 g
- Garam masala, a blend of spices commonly used in Indian cuisine, consists of ingredients like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, and bay leaves. It adds depth and warmth to dishes.
- For those who desire additional texture and nutrition, feel free to include vegetables like bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms, carrots, corn, peas, broccoli, or cauliflower.
Enjoy your aromatic and flavorful Masala Egg Bhurji!