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Egg Bhurji {Indian scrambled eggs}

Indian scrambled eggs or egg bhurji is a spicy, mouth watering spin on the scrambled eggs cooked with onions, scallions, hot chili peppers, tomatoes and warming spices.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 163kcal


  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk or water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 large yellow onion finely diced
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons Indian green chilies minced **
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ cup cilantro finely chopped

Serving (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 4 bread slices


  • Chop the scallions and keep the whites and greens seperate.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add chopped onions along with half of the salt. Sauté the onions on medium heat until they are translucent and golden brown.
  • Add ginger, garlic, chili and the white scallions to the onions. Cook for 2 minutes, mixing well.
  • Add tomatoes and turmeric to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk the eggs with milk and remaining salt.
  • Slowly pour the whisked eggs to the pan and keep mixing with a spatula for 5-6 minutes or until the eggs are cooked. Add the garam masala and garnish with chopped cilantro and remaining scallions. Mix well.

To serve

  • Heat a griddle on medium heat. Apply homemade ghee on both sides of sliced bread. Cook the bread slices until both sides turn golden-brown
  • Enjoy egg bhurji with the ghee toasted bread!



  • You can substitute Indian green chilies with minced serrano or jalapenos. 
  • To serve as a gluten-free breakfast, use either gluten-free bread or roll in gluten-free tortilla wraps. Siete Foods makes great GF wraps. 


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 247mg | Sodium: 978mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 812IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
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