We love eggs and there's no two ways about it. Be it a lazy day or a super busy one - an egg or two is enough to whip up a quick meal with utmost ease. It is, in fact, one of the most uncomplicated food ingredients, loaded with goodness and nutrients. And what fascinates us the most is its versatility. No food ingredient is as versatile as an egg. You can boil it, fry it, scramble it, cook it into a curry and the list goes on. You can also add egg to different types of mixes and batters to make them taste yet more delicious. One such popular egg recipe is bhurji. Egg bhurji is desi-style scrambled eggs with various masalas added to it.
If you explore, you will find the hearty egg bhurji getting unique makeovers in different regions across India. Some add tomatoes to it, some use whole garam masala. Then there are some egg bhurji variations with creamier and runny texture. Here, we bring you two most popular egg bhurji recipes that tug at heartstrings every single time. Both the recipes are from Mumbai and make for a wholesome meal, when paired with the quintessential ladi pav. Let's take a look at the recipes.
How To Make Mumbai-Style Masala Egg Bhurji:
If you have explored the Mumbai food scene, then you surely know how popular bhurji-pav is! Scrambled eggs, tossed with red chilli powder, turmeric powder, hing etc, masala egg bhurji defines indulgence.
Start with whisking eggs in a bowl. Then heat a pan, pour ghee/oil to it and add jeera, hing, green chillies, onion, curry leaves, capsicum and ginger to it. Saute for some time and add tomatoes and coriander leaves. Mix and add butter, pav bhaji masala, red chilli powder, haldi and salt to taste.
Now, add the whisked egg to it and cook it well. Further top it with a dollop of butter, garnish with remaining coriander leaves and serve with butter-toasted pav. Click here for the detailed recipe.
How To Make Parsi-Style Egg Bhurji (Akuri):
Another popular recipe from Mumbai is akuri. A Parsi-style egg bhurji from the Irani cafes of Mumbai, this dish makes for a perfect meal when paired with pav, paratha and even roti. Traditionally, akuri is mildly spiced and has a runnier texture when compared to regular egg bhurjis.
To make this dish, first cook potatoes with jeera, garlic, onion, green chilli, coriander, salt and pepper. When the potatoes turn soft, break the eggs in a pan and cook until the eggs set properly. And in no time, akuri is ready to be relished. Click here for the detailed recipe.
Try these two delicious egg bhurji recipes in your kitchen and enjoy a Mumbai-style meal at home. Do let us know which one you liked the most.
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