egg bhurji - Indian scrambled eggs

Indian Scrambled Eggs (Egg Bhurji)

  • Author: My Heart Beets
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 4 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Handful cilantro leaves, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ½ serrano pepper, diced
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced


  1. Add the eggs, salt, pepper, paprika and cilantro together in a bowl and mix well. Set aside for now.
  2. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat and once it’s hot, add the oil, onion and serrano pepper. Stir-fry for 5-6 minutes, or until the onions start to brown and caramelize.
  3. Add the ginger and sauté for 1 minute, then add the bell pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the egg mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes, scrambling the eggs until cooked.


  • I like using red bell pepper because it’s sweeter than green and goes well with the bhurji, but any color of bell pepper works.
  • I also highly suggest using fresh ginger (rather than ginger powder or ginger paste) as the flavor of fresh ginger really adds a lot to this dish.