December 6, 2009

Egg Bhurji -- Popular Street Food in India

Egg Bhurji means scrambled eggs. This dish is considered as one of the most popular street foods available in carts on the roadsides of big metropolies like Bombay and Calcutta. At our house, making this dish was one way of utilizing the eggs before they got old. It made for a great breakfast or an afternoon tea snack.

Ingredients:

5 eggs
2 onions diced
2 medium tomatoes diced
6 large garlic cloves diced
1 tbsp ginger diced
3 sprigs curry leaves
4 tbsp tomato ketchup
5-6 Indian green chillies
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp coriander leaves finely diced
salt and pepper to taste.

Method: Heat oil in pan. Saute onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and chillies till onions turn translucent. Add tomatoes and cook till they are mushy. Add the whole eggs to the pan. Mix well and keep stirring so that the eggs do not burn. Cook for 8-10 mins for medium flame till the eggs are cooked. Add salt & ketchup. Mix well and cook for 3 more mins. Garnish with coriander leaves and fresh pepper from the mill. Enjoy it hot with an Indian Tea and pav (Indian bread) on the side. You can also use it as a filling on the bread. We usually ate it with a bread toasted with some butter.

2 comments:

musical said...

Masala tea+pav and bhurji, perfect for any season!

Kelby B said...

I must try this recipe out sounds delicious.