How To Make Egg Bhurji In A Frying Pan?
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What Is An Egg Bhurji?

Egg Bhurji is the Indian twist to regular scrambled eggs. This dish requires a minimal amount of ingredients and hence can be easily made. It’s a popular breakfast item in India; however, it can be made for lunch and dinner as well. You can have this with bread during breakfast, with roti at lunch, or with rice during dinner. It is commonly served with ladi pav in the streets of Mumbai. Due to its simplicity yet versatile flavours, egg bhurji satisfies all cravings. 

The following recipe for egg bhurji is sure to fascinate you with its taste. 

How To Make Egg Bhurji In A Frying Pan?

To prepare egg bhurji in a frying pan, you will require eggs (yes, of course!), some vegetables of your choice, spices, and a simple frying pan. Using a frying pan for preparing this dish works well as they allow for quick cooking with less amount of oil over high heat. 

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Following is the list of ingredients and a simple recipe to help you make delicious egg bhurji. 


  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 2-3 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Green chilli
  • ½ to 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • Spices: Kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander for garnishing


Follow these steps to an appetising egg bhurji:

  • Crack 2 to 3 large eggs in a bowl, add a little salt and whisk them. Set it aside. 
  • Dice ½ an onion, 1 small tomato, and 1 green chilli.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add oil.
  • Add cumin and let it splutter till it changes colour. 
  • Add in the diced onion and green chilli. 
  • Sauté the onions till they brown. This will take around 5-7 minutes. 
  • Add in the diced tomatoes, spices, and salt. Mix it all well. 
  • Cover to pan for around 2-3 minutes to soften the tomatoes.
  • After the tomatoes have softened, add the whisked egg mixture. 
  • Stir continuously to scramble the eggs, which will take around 1-2 minutes. 
  • At this stage, you may add more red chilli powder, garam masala, and salt to your taste. 
  • Cook until done, and switch off the heat. 
  • Garnish with Coriander.

Tips For Making Egg Bhurji

Here are some pro tips for making egg bhurji in a frying pan: 

  • Ensure that the tomatoes are mushy and the oil separates before adding the eggs, or the raw smell of the eggs will be retained.
  • After adding the whisked eggs to the frying pan, be sure to scrape the sides whilst stirring the eggs, as that’s where the eggs dry out. 
  • If you want fluffy eggs, you may add a dash of milk while whisking. 
  • For a healthier version of egg bhurji, serve it with multigrain bread or whole-wheat roti instead of ladi pav. 
  • It will be best to cook this on a non-stick frying pan as the non-stick coating prevents the egg from sticking to the pan.


You can utilise these multiple variation ideas to give your egg bhurji a twist per your mood and taste.

  • You may add bell peppers/capsicum and even mushrooms to alleviate the taste. Add these ingredients with the onions.
  • You may substitute garam masala with just cumin powder or pav bhaji masala (aka the Mumbai-style egg bhurji)
  • You may add curry leaves in the tempering with cumin for that extra aroma. 
  • A dash of lemon whilst garnishing gives the flavour an extra punch. 
  • The Akuri version – This Parsi dish includes spices such as ginger, chillies, and black pepper and the eggs are cooked just until they are runny and not dry.

Cooked with basic elements, egg bhurji is easy to make in no time and loaded with flavours. So, try it out using a frying pan and serve your friend and family a yummy and tasty breakfast.