Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Masala Bhurji

It was the fourth day of the new year, freezing outside and it was time to cook dinner. I had a few veggies lying in the fridge, but was in that laze-around-kinda-mood. Aha! Masala Bhurji! You know, scrambled eggs, all jazzed up with onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and spices---YUM!


Eggs, finely chopped onion (you could just slice it too), smashed up garlic+ginger, green chillies, tomatoes, fresh coriander/cilantro, a couple different spices that you like--- I usually like to add mustard seeds, turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder and sometimes even garam masala-- totally upto you, little bit of oil to cook and of course, salt to taste.

My Method: 

1. I take a couple teaspoons of oil in a pan and get the heat going. I splutter some mustard seeds and then throw in some chopped onion, garlic, ginger, green chillies, fresh coriander/cilantro as well as tomatoes*. Quickly sautee it all, adding turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.

2. I then break eggs directly into the above mixture in the pan and start stirring it all up (just like scrambled eggs).

3. Within a couple to max 5 minutes, Masala Bhurji is ready! I sprinkle a tad bit of garam masala right at the end or maybe some cilantro+cumin powder for that final oomph.

*I was out of tomatoes and so I substituted that with tomato ketchup. OK, some of you might smirk at the idea of adding ketchup......but hey, it totally works, I tell ya!

Masala Bhurji all ready to go

With chapati/tortilla/bread

Hot chapatis with hot Masala Bhurji on a cold Tuesday night worked out great!

P.S.: If I was in that laze-around-kinda-mood, how on earth did I suddenly get the energy to make chapatis? Well, those were pre-made chapatis.......


priya said...

ooooooooooooohhhhhhhh i feel eggy right now!

Dreamer said...

go right ahead and break those eggs! ;)