Egg Bhurji: A High Protein Breakfast to Kick Start The Day
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It is a very much stated fact that eggs are a rich source of protein which can be added to anyone’s diet and is considered to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They are called nature's multivitamin due to its unique antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients that many people deficit in. Eggs are filled with great quality protein, vitamins, minerals, good fats and many other nutrients and are a powerhouse of energy to kick start the day.

Origin And Facts Related To This High Protein Recipe

It has been documented that Ancient Romans used to make scrambled eggs decades ago. In the Indian Subcontinent, this dish known as egg bhurji comes from this scrambled eggs recipe which is a plain version of Roman scrambled eggs. Indians modified the dish putting all the Indian flavours, spices and Indian tadka and made their own desi version which tasted delicious and since then this recipe has been shared countrywide and has become one of the essential dishes to be served on the morning breakfast tables. 

This food is a common diet for the people living in the parts of Northern and Western India. The recipe may vary from region to region but the scrambled eggs. Indian spices, onions and tomatoes remain constant almost everywhere. This dish is sometimes also compared with the Parsi dish ‘Akuri’, but is different from it. Akuri is another kind of scrambled egg recipe made with mild spices, potatoes and ginger. The texture of Akuri makes it different from Bhurji. The eggs in Akuri are not overcooked and have a poury consistency. 


    4 Eggs

    4 Tbsp Oil

    3 Medium-size Chopped Onions

    2 Chopped Tomatoes

    1/2 Tbsp Cumin Seeds

    1 Chopped Green Chilly

    1 tsp Coriander Powder

    1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

    1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder

    1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder

    1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

    1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

    Salt as per taste

    A Fistful of Coriander Leaves

Method Of Preparation:

    Heat oil in a pan

    Add cumin seeds and let it get tempered

    Add onions, cook it for a minute and add green chilli, cook for another 1 minute

    Now add tomatoes to the pan and let it get mushy and soft

    After it, add all the spices and let them set along with the onion and tomatoes by cooking for a minute

    Now add the eggs and keep stirring it till the eggs ooze out all the moisture and get dried

    After continuous stirring for 3-4 minutes, the easy and delicious bhurji is ready to be served with pav or chapatis. 

Though being called a breakfast dish, this one recipe fits on the dining table at any time of the meal. If one gets bored of regular vegetable curry, this dish definitely acts as a substitute and pairs well with any pav, chapati, paratha or fulka.