Egg Bhurji Pav – Mumbai style

When I was in Bombay (I know it is Mumbai now but I still like to call it Bombay ;)) Egg Bhruji was my favorite street food. Once in a week I would go to my regular eating joint to relish the spicy egg bhurji served with butter coated pav ( Indian buns or bread) with a golden glaze on top!

I tried to recreate the dish in my kitchen many times but I still could not get the same taste, I so relished in Bombay. Nevertheless, whenever I crave for egg bhurji, I make it and remember my good old days.

Sharing the recipe below.

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Ingredients:

  • Eggs 2 nos.
  • Pav or Indian buns 4
  • Green chilies 2
  • Turmeric powder 1 tea spoon
  • Red chili powder 1 tea spoon
  • Garam masala 1 tea spoon
  • Onion 1 medium size
  • Tomato 1 medium size
  • Capsicum 1 table spoon (Chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter 2 table spoon
  • Oil 1 table spoon
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

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Method:

Whisk the eggs in a bowl and keep it aside.

Chop onion, tomato, green chilies. Add the already chopped capsicum to the mix.

In a pan, heat oil and saute all the chopped vegetables.

Add salt (as per the taste), red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and mix all the vegetables till all the spices coat them well.

After the masala separating from the oil, add the whisked eggs into the pan.

Scramble the egg along with the mixture.

Before serving:

In a pan, heat butter and fry the pav on both sides.

Garnish the egg bhurji with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve the egg bhurji with the butter-fried pav and enjoy!

Cheese Carrozza

When it comes to quick cooking, I prefer something like Cheese Carrozza. It is simple but yet very delicious dish. The reason is quite obvious, it has CHEESE! 😉

So without further ado, let’s learn how to make this dish.

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Ingredients:

  • Eggs 2 nos.
  • Bread slices 2
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Butter 2 table spoons
  • Oil 1 table spoon
  • Salt and Pepper one pinch each
  • Multipurpose flour 2 table spoons

Method:

First whisk the eggs and keep them aside.

Spread the flour on a plate and pour the milk in another large bowl.

Take two bread slices and spread mozzarella cheese in between them.

Sprinkle salt and pepper and press both the slices with your palm.

Dip this sandwich in the milk, roll in the flour and then dip in the egg batter.

In a pan, heat the butter and oil.

Shallow fry the sandwich in the butter from both the sides, till it becomes golden.

Cut the sandwich into two triangular pieces. Let the cheese ooze out, serve it hot!

Tip: 

If you do not have mozzarella cheese, you can use any normal processed cheese.

Egg Shakshuka

The best part of being a foodie is that you try different kind of cuisines and dishes from different continents which are popular among various ethnic groups. Middle East is one such region in the world where dishes combine the flavors from countries like Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Egypt. This region also gave the world the best ingredient and that is Olive. Believe me dishes made in the olive oil are considered the most nutritious and delicious as well.

I know one such recipe which I make quite usually when I am bored of eating the normal Indian food. Egg Shakshuka! This dish stole my heart when I tried it in one of the restaurants which serves food from Middle East region. I did little research on the internet and found the perfect recipe to make Egg Shakshuka. Sharing the same below.

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Ingredients:

  • Eggs 2
  • Onion 1
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Tomato puree ½ cup
  • Red bell peppers ½ half cup
  • Olive oil 2 table spoons
  • Red chili powder ½ tea spoon
  • Sugar 1 tea spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped spring onion leaves for garnishing

Method:

First in a thick bottom skillet heat olive oil.

Now add chopped onion and garlic and let them turn translucent.

Now add chopped tomatoes and add salt, sugar and red chili powder. Stir everything and cover the skillet with a lid.

After five minutes, remove the lid and add tomato puree. Stir well and after 2 minutes add finely chopped bell peppers. Cover the skillet with lid again for 2 mins.

Now make two wells in the gravy and crack two eggs in each. Without disturbing the curry let the eggs cook. You can cover the skillet with lid to let the cook bit faster.

After 5 minutes remove the lid and Shakshuka is ready to be served.

Before serving the dish garnish it with spring onion leaves.

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Egg starter

Today I am going to feature a recipe sent by a very good friend of mine, Rohan from Mumbai. He graciously accepted my suggestion and shared his recipe which is a starter. This starter can be served in any of the parties or potluck lunches and it is very easy to prepare.

See the recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • Boiled eggs 4
  • Tomato 1
  • Onion 1
  • Cheese 100 grams
  • Mayonnaise 2 table spoons
  • Chili flakes 1 tea spoon
  • Italian seasoning 1 tea spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves

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Method:

Halve the boiled eggs  and take out the yolks. Keep the eggs aside.

Chop the onion and tomato into fine pieces.

Now in a bowl, add all the yolks which you removed from the eggs, and add salt, chili flakes, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, chopped onion, chopped tomato, coriander leaves. Mix everything together with the help of fork.

Now fill this mixture in the eggs.

In a plate arrange all the eggs and grate any processed cheese on them.

Egg starter is ready.

It’s so easy that you can ask your kids also to take part in making this dish.