Egg Bhurji is also known as Egg Khagini. This Indian or Pakistani dish is similar to scrambled eggs, but with a spicy kick. A classic Indian breakfast, it is also great for a snack or dinner. A quick dish, it can be cooked in about ten minutes.
Ingredients and supplies:
- 2 eggs
- 1 medium onion
- 2 green chilies
- Spices, to taste, including red chili powder, salt, garam masala, ginger, turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon oil or ghee (clarified butter)
- Fresh coriander leaves, for garnish
- Large non-stick frying pan
Beat the eggs. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl using a whisk. Set the eggs aside while cooking the onions and chilies.
Fry the onions and chilies. First, finely chop the onion and chilies. Heat the frying pan over medium heat, and add a tablespoon of oil or ghee, which is the traditional Indian way of frying. Heat the onions and chilies over medium heat until the onions turn golden brown. Stir constantly so that they do not burn.
Cook the eggs. Add the eggs to the frying pan with the onions and chilies. Cook over medium heat, tossing the mixture and cutting it with a spatula to break the eggs up, as if you were cooking regular scrambled eggs. The eggs should be cut into small pieces, not stuck together in large clumps.
Add spices. As the eggs are finishing in the pan, add salt, red chili powder, and garam masala, and any other desired spices, to taste. This delicious egg dish can be made spicier or milder by changing the amount or type of seasonings. As the eggs finish cooking, chop a few fresh coriander leaves for a colorful garnish.
Serve. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with a side of buttered bread or rotis, an Indian flat bread made with wheat flour.
Some variations of Egg Bhurji include chopped tomatoes, which are stirred into the eggs before they are cooked, adding a tangy flavor. Other vegetables, such as peas or carrots can also be added. Just make sure that they are finely chopped before adding them to the dish, or they will drastically alter the flavor. Small cubes of boiled potatoes can also be added, making the bhurji a more substantial meal. This spicy dish is a delicious alternative to plain scrambled eggs.