Scrambled Eggs, Indian-Style

Scrambled Eggs, Indian-Style
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Excerpted from The Fresh Egg Cookbook © by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, used with permission from Storey Publishing.


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 yellow onion, chopped (about 14 c)
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chile, seeded and slivered (or substitute 1 tsp chili powder)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 14 tsp minced garlic
  • 14 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 tsp toasted cumin seed
  • Pinch of ground turmeric


  1. Beat eggs and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, 2 or 3 minutes. Add tomato, chile, cilantro, garlic, and ginger and cook until tomato is soft (so you can mash it). Season with salt and pepper, cumin seed, and turmeric.
  3. Pour in eggs and scramble until they reach desired consistency. Serve immediately.