Egg bhurji recipe
Egg bhurji recipe

A bhurji is the Indian version of a scramble. You could have an egg bhurji, which is eggs scrambled with spices, or a paneer bhurji, for instance. The great thing about a bhurji is that it's really easy to cook up, and it can be eaten with chapattis or on toast or in a sandwich, or even used as a paratha filling. I tweaked the traditional egg bhurji recipe for this healthy and quick brunch idea that's high in protein!

Serves 1

Prep Time - 5 min

Cook Time - 10 min

Total Time - 15 min


  1. Bread - 2 slices (I use multi-seed bread)
  2. Eggs - 2
  3. Onion - 1 small
  4. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  5. Curry leaves - 1 sprig (8-10 leaves)
  6. Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. Chorizo slices - 3 (if you're using a chorizo ring, fine chop a couple of inches)
  8. Salt
  9. Pepper
  10. Olive oil


  1. Peel and finely chop the onion
  2. Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a pan on medium
  3. When hot, add the mustard seeds
  4. When they start to crackle, add the onions and sauté till translucent
  5. Add the curry leaves and sauté for another minute
  6. Tear and add the chorizo slices or chuck in the chopped chorizo, stir through and allow to cook for 5 minutes, stirring often
  7. Crack the eggs in a small bowl and whisk with a fork
  8. Add the eggs to the spice mix
  9. Sprinkle chilli powder, salt, and pepper
  10. Stir continuously until the eggs are cooked through. Use the cut and fold method to scramble your eggs
  11. Toast your bread slices
  12. When ready, serve up, with the egg and chorizo bhurji on top


  1. You could add a couple of cloves of finely chopped garlic to the onions and cook for a minute
  2. You could also add half a chopped tomato before you add the egg and cook through