Weekend brunch doesn’t get any better than this. Enjoy a delicious plate of this low carb egg bhurji recipe (Indian Eggs). Pairs perfectly with toast, roti, bread, paratha or potatoes. Serve with a rainbow salad for a low carb option. Easy to pull off and packed with flavour, this is a show-stopping egg recipe.

plate of colorful salad with egg bhurji

What is Bhurji?

Egg Bhurji originates from India and is often confused with scrambled eggs. The difference is in the preparation; the eggs are not mixed with milk or cream and added to the pan last minute – alongside sautéed onion, vegetables and spices. This egg bhurji recipe is one of our favourite ways to enjoy eggs.

The great thing about this dish is that it’s all made in one pan, making it super simple in terms of clean up.

How To Make Egg Bhurji – Step By Step

step by step shots of how to make egg bhurji
  • In a large pan, heat oil and fry cumin seeds (Image 1).

  • Add onions, garlic and pepper and cook until peppers are soft (Image 2).

  • Stir in the tomato and cook until the tomatoes are mushy (Image 3).

  • Add the spices, salt and pepper (Image 4).

  • Add the spinach, and cook for a minute (Image 5). Crack eggs in the pan (Image 6) and constantly stir to mix  (Image 7) and cook until all the eggs are cooked through, and the mixture is no longer wet. Serve and enjoy (Image 8).

plate of colorful salad with egg bhurji

Top Tips for Making Egg Bhurji

  • Adjust the chilli to your preference
  • Serve the egg bhurji with wholewheat roti, naan bread or potatoes. Or if you love rye toast – like me – that’s a winner too!
  • Leftovers will store well in the fridge for two days and can be eaten cold
  • I don’t recommend reheating this dish as the egg will overcook

Top Tip for Washing Scrambled Eggs from Pans

If you’ve made scrambled eggs in a pot or pan, then you’ll know that it can be tricky to wash off without scraping and scratching your pan.

The trick is to use cold water to wash the cooked egg from the pan. It sounds strange, but if you add hot water to the egg, it will continue to cook and stick, but by using cold water, you can easily wipe it off. Then, wash with hot soapy water and rinse. Voila!

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Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 5 people
Weekend brunch doesn’t get any better than this. Enjoy a delicious plate of hot Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs). Pairs perfectly with toast, roti, bread, paratha or potatoes. Easy to pull off and packed with flavour, this is a show-stopping egg recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, white, large, diced in small pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, fresh, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, orange, diced in small pieces
  • 1 tomato, extra large, cut in small cubes
  • 2 cup spinach, chopped. You could use bok choy or other greens
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp curry powder, mild
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp paprika, smoked
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
  • 10 egg, medium
  • 1 chilli, green
  • 1/2 cup coriander, fresh, chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Fry until lightly brown until the cumin begins to release its aroma
  • Add onions, garlic and pepper and stir to mix well. Cook on medium heat until peppers are soft
  • Stir in the tomato and cook on medium/high heat for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are mushy. Stir regularly to prevent mixture from burning and sticking to the pan
  • Add the spices, chilli, salt and pepper and stir well to combine. Add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes
  • Crack eggs in the pan and stir constantly to mix and cook until all the eggs are cooked through and the mixture is no longer wet
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and chilli

Notes

  • Adjust the chili to your preference
  • Use good quality free-range eggs
  • Serve the egg bhurji with rotis or naan bread
  • Leftovers will store well in the fridge and can be eaten cold
  • I don’t recommend reheating this dish as the egg will overcook

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 277kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 20g (7%)Protein: 17g (34%)Fat: 15g (23%)Saturated Fat: 3g (15%)Cholesterol: 327mg (109%)Sodium: 887mg (37%)Potassium: 1444mg (41%)Fiber: 4g (16%)Sugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin A: 4475IU (90%)Vitamin C: 186.1mg (226%)Calcium: 373mg (37%)Iron: 12.8mg (71%)

Keep in mind that the nutritional values provided are approximations and suggestions. This nutrition facts table cannot account for your individual needs. Your body — including your hunger and satiety cues — change daily. It’s perfectly fine to eat more or less on different days. Instead of letting food guilt take over, consider mindful eating.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cuisine: Desi, ethnic, Indian, pakistani, South Asian
Course: Breakfast, Main
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