18 Delicious Indian Egg Recipes

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These are all egg-celent dishes!


Anda Bhurji

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Anda Bhurji or Egg Bhurji is essentially the Indian cousin of scrambled eggs and is prepared with onions, green chillies, tomatoes, and capsicum, along with spices such as cumin, red chilli powder, and garam masala. It is usually eaten with toast or hot buttered buns and a cup of Chai.

Here’s a great recipe.



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Akuri is practically the same as the aforementioned Anda Bhurji, except that it has a runny, creamy texture and the eggs are never to be overcooked. The dish is an integral part of Parsi cuisine. 

Here’s a great recipe.


Masala Omelette

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Masala Omelette is the spicy Indian version of the good old omelette and is prepared with onions, garlic, tomatoes, green chillies, and a variety of spices such as red chilli powder and garam masala. 

Here’s a great recipe.


Egg Curry

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A popular comfort food in India, Egg Curry has a tomato and onion-based gravy and is flavoured with spices such as turmeric, red chilli powder, cloves, bay leaves, cardamom, and garam masala. A great way to make this dish taste even better is by frying the eggs before tossing them into the sauce.


And if you add cashews and tons of butter to this aforesaid gravy, you get a delicious Egg Makhani.


Egg Biryani

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Biryani is a popular mixed rice dish that is prepared with spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and saffron and is usually served with meat. However, it is often substituted for more vegetarian options such as potatoes and (our best friends in this case) eggs. Just make sure you fry the eggs lightly.

Check out this recipe.


Egg Dosa

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Dosa is an extremely popular dish from Southern India and is basically a crispy flatbread that is prepared with a fermented rice and lentil batter. All you have to do is crack an egg on top of this crêpe, along with your choice of veggies, in order to experience the taste of heaven.

Here’s an interesting recipe.


Nargisi Kofta Curry

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If you love Scotch Eggs, you will definitely like this Mughlai dish which essentially contains hard-boiled eggs that are first encased in a spiced mixture of minced meat, then deep fried, and finally tossed in a rich tomato-based gravy.

Try out this recipe.


Egg Pakora

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Egg Pakora or Egg Bonda is a crispy tea-time snack that is prepared by frying boiled eggs that are coated in a spiced gram flour batter. For extra spice, some people also like to add a ginger, garlic, and green chilli paste to this batter. These Pakoras are usually served with ketchup or a mint-coriander chutney.

Here’s an easy recipe.


Kerala Egg Roast

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A popular food item from the state of Kerala, Egg Roast comprises boiled eggs that are simmered in a spicy gravy of onions and tomatoes. The addition of curry leaves and coconut oil differentiates this dish from North Indian egg curries. Egg Roast is best enjoyed with Appams.

Here’s an excellent recipe.


Egg Halwa

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Also popular in Pakistan, Egg Halwa or Anday Ka Halwa is a soft textured halwa (a South Asian dessert) that is prepared with eggs, milk, ghee, sugar, and saffron. It is then garnished with almonds, raisins, and cashews.

Here’s an easy recipe.

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