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Anda Bhurji - Spicy brunch eggs

Anda Bhurji - Spicy Brunch Eggs

Course Breakfast
Keyword Cayenne Pepper
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 476kcal


For the bhurji mix

  • 2 cayenne peppers chopped into ¼ inch slices, seeds and all
  • 2 red onions halved, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled and finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground sea salt heaped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper heaped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice approximately the juice of one lime

For the eggs

  • 10 fresh eggs large
  • 1 cup coconut milk

For the flatbreads

  • 4 buttery flatbreads one per person
  • Extra butter to your taste I like to spread maybe a level teaspoon of soft butter all over one side of the breads before warming them

For the garnish

  • 2 spring onions thinly sliced on the diagonal – all the white stems and all the crisp, green stalks
  • ½ ounce fresh cilantro finely chopped, stems and all


Cooking the bhurji mix

  • Set a broad skillet onto a low-medium heat and add 2 level tablespoons of butter. As soon as it starts to foam, add the thinly sliced onions and stir well so they get coated in the hot butter. Drop the heat to low and cook the onions for 5 minutes with a few stirs. You want to soften them but not brown them.
  • Now add all the other bhurji ingredients except the lime juice. Stir and continue to cook gently on a low heat for another 5 minutes. Done – remove from the heat.

Warming the flat breads

  • Really easy. Set the buttery breads on a serving plate in the microwave. Two minutes heating on a medium setting will be fine. Leave them in the microwave to keep warm. Time now for eggs.

Cooking the eggs

  • Break the eggs into a mixing bowl and add the coconut milk. Beat the mix so that the egg yolks, whites, and coconut milk are thoroughly combined.
  • Set the skillet with the softened bhurji mix onto a low heat. Stir the mix and let it heat up for 90 seconds.
  • Now add the beaten eggs to the skillet – heat still on low. Stir the eggs so that they combine completely with the bhurji mixture.
  • Continue gently stirring until the eggs almost reach the consistency that you like your scrambled eggs to have. I say almost because even after you remove the skillet from the heat, the eggs will continue to cook – get thicker – in the heat retained by the skillet.
  • Add the lime juice and give your completed Anda Bhurji a final stir. Serve at once with a sprinkle of cilantro and scallions over the top of the eggs and the warm flatbreads alongside them.


Drinks? No question – after all, this is brunch. So, Bloody Marys all round. The colder the better.


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 427mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1112IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 6mg