Monday, June 25, 2007

Spiced Egg Bhurji with Masala Spinach Bread

When Trupti asked us to spice things up at breakfast for the WBB # 12 event, many different possibilities ran through my mind. After all Indian food is rife with great spicy breakfast food ranging from Parathas, Upma, Idlis and Dosas to Indianized versions of Western dishes like Spicy French toast and Scrambled egg or Egg bhurji!

I absolutely love egg bhurji which is really a spicy, masala version of the traditional scrambled egg. R loves bhurji even more, where he has these nostalgic memories of eating bhurji at their local adda (hangout) at 2 am after a late night of partying, movie watching or ahem studying!!

Given that this is our favorite breakfast which indeed has a lot of great spices in it, I decided to make this along with some masala spinach bread for the ever popular Weekend Breakfast Blogging event started by Nandita of Saffron Trail. This week's WBB event is hosted by Trupti of The Spice Who Loved Me, and is aptly titled Spice It Up. Now who can resist that!

Spicy Egg Bhurji(Scrambled Egg)
1. 4 eggs
2. 1/2 tbsp olive oil
3. 1/2 cup chopped onion
4. 1/4 cup chopped tomato
5. 2-3 green chillies chopped
6. 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
7. 1/2 tsp jeera (cumin) powder
8. 3/4 powder dhania (coriander) powder
9. 1/2 tsp red chili powder
10. 1 pinch of garam masala
11. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
12. Salt to taste
13. Fresh coriander

1. Beat the eggs in a bowl and keep aside
2. In a heated skillet, add the chopped onion. Cook till translucent
3. Add the turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste and roast till the paste is golden brown
4. Add the jeera, dhania and chili powder and roast for a minute
5. Add the tomato and roast well till the oil leaves the sides
6. Add the beaten egg, and mix it in well till the egg is scrambled and crumbly
7. Add the garam masala, salt, corriander and mix well
8. Let this cook for 1-2 more minutes and its ready to eat!

Masala Spinach Bread
1. 1 loaf of sesame or plain baguette
2. 2 tsp olive oil
3. 2 cups chopped spinach
4. 1 tsp cajun creole spice. You can replace this with red chili powder
5. Salt as needed
6. 1/4 cup grated cheese

1. Slit the bread into 2 halves still leaving one side of the bread connected to the other
2. Toast the bread in the oven for about 7-8 minutes
3. In a heated pan, saute the spinach. Add the creole spice and salt. Mix well. Let the spinach cook till it starts changing color ever so slightly (do not overcook)
4. Top with some grated cheese
5. Spoon this on the heated baguette. Cut into chunks and serve warm

I served this with some fresh strawberries and cream & a glass of OJ. Could not have asked for a better breakfast!

Enjoy :)


trupti said...

This is husband's weekend favorite...and I liked that you used Olive oil! Spinach bread is a so easy to make, a perfect accompaniment to the eggs. Thanks so much for your entry!


Dhana said...

Thats great Trupti. Yah, I love olive oil as its healthier and has a neutral taste when cooking with it. Do let me know if you try the spinach bread!