Saturday, August 28, 2010

Egg Bhurji: Breaking Kids into Indian Food

Hmm. Hello. 

Today. Today, I have nothing to say. 
Today is a day like any other day... 
but I have, to offer, nothing gourmet. 
Today we practiced, over and over, 
rhymes and rhymes, 
like food and mood and dude and rude 
and it was okay, 
sitting on the parquet, 
dreaming of soufflé or a fun flambé.
But nothing to offer gourmet.

Egg Bhurji is something I remember from my childhood. I remember it from my grandmother's kitchen and my mother's kitchen. Funny how that grandmother is not my mother's mother. Anyway, I'm passing it on today. Because you're worth it, like L'Oréal. 

You'll need:
(Adapted from my mommy.)
1 medium onion
2 small tomatoes or 1 large tomato
2 tablespoons of ghee or butter (You could use vegetable oil, just not olive oil please.)
1 handful of frozen peas
2 green chillies (I didn't include it this time because of the kids but I urge you to do it if you can handle it. You could also use some chili powder for some extra heat.)
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
1/4 cup of milk
4 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh coriander, to garnish (I didn't have any at home. You can choose to eliminate it.)
Chop your onions, chillies and tomatoes up. Yes, I know you can't see the tomatoes on top but use your imagination until I show you.
There we go. Tomatoes and onions. Let them sweat then add your peas, turmeric and coriander powder (as well as the chili and garam masala if you're using them. No fresh chili for me this time. Cry.) 
But I was sneaky enough to add in some red pepper flakes. Muahahaha!

Pour the egg mix in, scramble and let it set according to your preference and garnish with fresh coriander. Serve, preferably with a flat bread. Happy kids every time. Happy adults every time. Who says no to Happy? (Btw, this is a great idea for Sohour, in case any of you are fasting during Ramadan.)


  1. Bhutji is the best! Bhurji is the best! Bhurji is the best!

  2. Paula: It is! The turmeric really is the star here.

  3. Did you mention when the eggs come in, or did you? Well I guess before fresh coriander?
    Wonderful recipe, thank you!

  4. Mihael: Hahaha! Thank you! And thanks for stopping by. :)

  5. Super gorgeous....Bhurji are best and easy for any days! :)

  6. Ananda: Thank you. It really is a great thing to make.

  7. When there's no other hope you can always rely on egg bhurji. So simple yet sooo pleasing n YUM!
    I always like your opening para Sarah!
    n BTW hows it going? :-)

  8. Hey Prerna: Thanks. xx. I hope you had a good time on your trip. I'll be stopping by ur spot soon. :)

  9. S - great looking recipe. Must try this one for my kiddos (and for me too:))

  10. Yummy supper: it works really well for the whole family. :)

  11. What a beautiful egg dish! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Ellie: Thank you. It's nice of you to stop by. :)

  13. I LOVE Indian food...I could eat it everyday. I will have to try this recipe...I have never had Egg Bhurji but it looks amazing. :)

  14. Just stumbled onto Buttered Up. You make me laugh and you make me hungry. I appreciate your candid 'about' - we all just want a little thumbs up on the stuff we do. thx.

  15. Sherri: I'm glad I amused you. That is why I am here! :D

  16. This sounds like a great egg dish, with all the spices! Loving the rich colour too :) Belated Eid Mubarak to you!

  17. It is absolutely amazing. Can't wait till the weekend to make it again. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


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