The perfect Egg Scramble Assemble

For all those who have spent their time watching those hilarious sitcoms like F.R.I.E.N.D.S, How I met your mother, Two and a half men etc, we have all seen them eating scrambled eggs.

Now in India, we make ande ki bhurjee( indian style egg scramble), so what is it that they eat in those sitcoms and how is it different then our own pyari ande ki bhurjee, and can we add our own little tadkas and twists to it??? YES!! and here's how

Ingredients (For Basic recipe): 2 Servings

1. Four fresh raw eggs in the shell

2. 8-10 tbsp milk
3. Salt to taste
4. A very small pinch of turmeric (if you like the color and flavor this wonder herb imparts to our food, bus ek chutki bhar hi kafi hai(a pinch is enough))
5. 1-2 tbsp oil (preferably olive{ for a delicate exotic flavor}, coconut{ trust me for all those coconut biscuit cookies and chocolates & candies lovers, give it a try, you will love the delicate flavor}, mustard oil{ for that must tadka jhakkas chatpata east Indian flavor, use red/green chillies too with this oil}, even our simple normal cooking oil will do :)  )


1. Break the egg shells and pour the eggs into a bowl.
2. Add the 8-10 tbsp of milk (preferably warm).
3. Add in the salt and turmeric, and now my dear friends, we have seen those spring like egg beaters, well if you are in love with egg dishes then I suggest you buy one of these coz its totally worth it!! Use it to beat the eggs and they get frothy so easily with the spring action pumping all that air in the eggs and the warm milk helps to :)

4. Heat the oil in pan till it begins to smoke, yes my dear smoke ( don't burn it hehe, but you know you will get those vapors) , I know many of us don't do it these days even though we have seen our grand moms do it, there is a reason why they did that, cooking is in art you see, there are steps for art.

Heating oils to that point helps utilize their flavors to best.

5. Lower the flame & Pour in the beaten egg mixture and immediately start stirring the mixture with a spatula. Stir and circle in such a way so that little lumps of egg are formed. Take out any egg mixture sticking to the sides and lightly toss around in the pan. 

6. To ensure that the eggs are cooked properly, cover with a lid and let it stay for 1-2 mins, that's enough. Toss the eggs a little more and turn off the flame. Tadaa! :D 

We have our basic egg scramble :)

Now here are some add on garnishing, flavoring, veggies etc you can add.

Variant 1: Add lots of  finely chopped raw tomatoes(1 large), onions(1 small), coriander(to taste), ginger garlic Julienne(to taste) to the recipe. Do preparation like normal egg scramble and heat the oil, instead of adding the egg mixture to oil, add mustard/cumin seeds(optional), ginger garlic julienne(cook till garlic just starts getting brown flecks), followed by finely chopped onions( cook them till they turn a little brown at edges), add in the tomatoes n cook for about 40-50 secs and pour in the egg mixture, the idea is to maintain tomatoes raw tangy flavor. Rest as normal. At the end add fresh chopped coriander. This is a variant of famous Parsi dish Akuri. 

Variant 2: Add pepper powder, masala to the original egg mixture along with salt & turmeric ( any masala, garam, meat, fish anything you like!) throw in ginger garlic onion tomatoes  into the pan and cook as instructed in variant  1 above. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander. This is a variant of our popular Indian ande ki bhurji.

Varient 3: In the normal egg cooking recipe, add some cheese to the eggs before covering with lid, after you open the lid, mix well and toss and serve for that soft warm cheesy flavor.

Varient 4: Jhut put simple masala eggs ( My Favorite in student life)

To the original mixture add meat/garam masala, cumin powder, black pepper powder, black salt and cook as normal, great to eat just like that and also with chapati :)

Actually with eggs the thing is you can experiment with anything! the more you try, the more you will learn and the more you will enjoy! 

If you have any comments pls feel free to post them. Good or bad I would love to hear them all :)
So have fun and happy cooking everyone :)

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