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Spicy Turmeric Scrambled Eggs

January 15, 2022

My entire life I grew up eating what I thought was the ONLY way to make scrambled eggs. Onion, Tomato, Chilis and Eggs. It always felt more like an anytime meal versus just a breakfast choice. It’s actually my favorite way to eat eggs, and if it comes wrapped in a warm roti, ugh that’s the key to my heart. This would be my breakfast of choice over and over, more of a nostalgic choice than anything else.

In all honesty I hate breakfast. Not hate with a passion but if I had to eliminate breakfast all together from my life I would. I love my coffee but I could go without almost every breakfast item in existence. If I go out to brunch with my friends, I’m usually ordering the chicken and waffles which seems the closest to a non-breakfast item. Now don’t get me wrong, I will always have a bite of my kid’s chocolate chip pancakes, but still not a breakfast fan.

With that said, my dad always made Sunday morning breakfast a big deal. He made eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, Italian bread pan seared with butter and laal chai. Every single weekend. To this day my father insists on sitting around the kitchen table for Sunday breakfast. I sip my coffee while everyone complains that I haven’t eaten enough. (they refuse to believe I hate breakfast).

While trying to name this recipe I found that these Indian style eggs are called Anda Bhurji sometimes. Anda = Eggs, Bhurji is a new word from me. I’ve see it before, I know what it is, I’ve just never personally called it that.

My dad introduced my husband to these spicy eggs  and my husband who warms bread in the microwave, can even make these easy eggs! If he can do it, anyone can! ha! No really. My husband makes similar Colombian-style eggs called Huevos Pericos (or Hogao) with an arepa. So it was easy to convert him over to add some heat and spices. Some weekends we will have our Fiji-Style spicy eggs and some weekends we will have our Colombian-style eggs. Nonetheless we are not the plain scrambled eggs family. It’s either all or nothing! I hope you will enjoy these eggs as much as our family does.

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Spicy Turmeric Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner these spicy Fiji-style eggs combine onions, tomatoes, chili peppers and spices to make a quick and savory meal.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indo-Fijian
Keyword Breakfast
Prep Time 5
Cook Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indo-Fijian
Keyword Breakfast
Prep Time 5
Cook Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a skillet. Once hot, add in onions and stir fry for about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add in hot chilis and cook for 1 more minute before adding in tomatoes.
  3. After the tomatoes have cooked for 1-2 minutes, add in turmeric and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Lower heat and pour in eggs and salt and mix together. Use wooden spoon to mix again after about 1-minute. Once eggs begin to break apart add in butter until melted.
  5. Garnish with cilantro if desired. Serve with your choice of bread/roti.
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