Ande Ki Bhurji (Indian-Style Scrambled Eggs)

Updated on January 11, 2019
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What Is Ande Ki Bhurji?

Scrambled eggs, or ande ki bhurji, as we call it in India, is a popular vegetarian dish for breakfast, brunch, or a quick meal. Prepared with onions, tomatoes, and fragrant spices, it is eaten with roti, paratha, or bread.

This dish can also be cooked without any vegetables using just basic spices and salt. Either way, it is a delicious and healthy meal that can be prepared in minutes. This particular recipe comes from the northern region of India.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves 2 people


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons hara dhania (cilantro), finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (or less) salt


  1. Set a kadhai (wok) on high heat. Add the desi ghee and let it melt. Break the eggs and whisk them until fluffy. Set aside.
  2. Add the chopped onion and saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add in the ginger paste and chopped green chilli. Saute until the onion turns pink.
  4. Add the tomatoes and stir a few times. Now put in the coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt. Saute until the tomatoes become soft.
  5. Now add the whisked eggs and cilantro. Keep heat around medium and stir the mixture until the eggs are cooked and done.
  6. Garnish with some cilantro and serve with roti, paratha, or bread.

Ande Ki Bhurji (Indian-Style Scrambled Eggs)

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      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        6 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Turmeric does not need black pepper to work but the piperine in it helps make more of the compounds in turmeric bioavailable to the body. In effect, yes it might be more effective but turmeric on its own will work as well.

        I hope you liked the scrambled eggs. Thank you.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        6 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Thanks for this recipe which is right up my ally! Scrambled eggs are my "go-to" breakfast. I'll be trying your recipe and can't wait to taste the results.

        I've a question for you about turmeric. I sprinkle this healthy spice on my eggs strictly for the benefits (reducing inflammation.) It works. But someone told me to always use black pepper along with turmeric or it won't work. Is this true?


      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        8 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Give it a try, Dianna. Thank you.

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        Dianna Mendez 

        8 months ago

        I enjoy scrambled eggs for dinner and this recipe sounds like a good variation to my normal recipe.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        9 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        You should try this recipe Peggy and see how it tastes. I am certain you will like it. Thank you.

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        Peggy Woods 

        9 months ago from Houston, Texas

        I often add vegetables to our scrambled eggs but have never added the spice combination you listed. It sounds good to me! Thanks!

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        9 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        I hope you can give this recipe a try. It is different from the one you are used to having but I think you will like it. Thank you, John.

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        John Hansen 

        9 months ago from Queensland Australia

        Rajan, I love scrambled eggs, in fact, eggs, in general, are one of favourite foods. This offers a new take on regular scrambled eggs with a little extra spice etc so I may give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        9 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Thank you, Bill,

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        Bill Holland 

        9 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Well, I raise chickens, and I love eggs, so thank you for writing this article just for me.:)


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