Eggs, depending on what you want to do with them, can be easy or complex. From poaching, frying and omelettes to Eggs Benedict and the Scotch Egg, there’s a plethora of ways to enjoy eggs.
In India, the most commonly made egg item is “Egg Bhurji”. In Japan, it’s Omurice.
Eggs are also a brilliant source of protein, with the yolks containing a lot of Vitamin D.
Most eggs recipes can be remade by omitting the yolks, if that’s your preference. Removing the cholesterol-heavy yolk does have some health benefits. However, the whites will give you a different texture when they are cooked, and will stiffen up if you whisk them for too long
Here are two eggcelent Indian egg recipes that are easy to prepare and delicious:
Egg Bhurji – For 4 People
1 large onion
1 medium green chili pepper
½ tsp each: turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp milk
Finely chop the onion and slice the green pepper.
Heat the butter and the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
Once the butter is fully melted, add the onions to the skillet.
Stir the onions as they cook, until they are almost translucent.
Add the green chili and cook for about 30 seconds.
Turn the heat down to medium and crack the eggs into a separate bowl.
Whip the eggs with the milk for 30 seconds and add the chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, and salt to the eggs.
Add the eggs to the pan, and cook, constantly stirring and scraping the bottom until the eggs are fully cooked.
Break up the eggs into smaller chunks.
Serve warm with naan, roti, or bread rolls.
Indian Style Omelette - For 1 Person
2-3 Large Eggs
1-2 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala (you can buy this pre-ground or make it at home)
2-3 tbsp butter
1 tbsp milk
Heat a skillet or large frying pan over medium-high heat and add the butter to the pan.
Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl, and whip for up to 2 minutes with a fork. (tip: if there is any shell in the eggs, use the eggshell to get the small pieces out)
Add all the spices to the whipped eggs and whip for no longer than 20 seconds.
Add the milk and stir.
Pour the eggs onto the pan once the butter begins to sizzle.
Allow the eggs to set, and fold into a half moon shape once they have set. (If you would like to add cheese or any other filling, add it before folding)
Flip the half moon shaped omelette and serve with any optional sauces.
Harshul is a Mississauga resident who’s passions include cooking, learning about food. spending time with his family, as well as playing the guitar and trumpet.
He first began baking at the age of 8, and hasn’t stopped since!