Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets Recipe

Whole Wheat Pita Pockets stuffed with sizzling, spicy street-style Indian scrambled eggs makes for a delicious snack or mid morning meal or a one dish dinner. Serve them for breakfast along with a smoothie or fresh fruit juice of your choice.

Madhuli Ajay
Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets Recipe
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Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets Recipe is made using a spicy, sizzling street-style Desi scrambled eggs, stuffed in whole wheat pita pockets. It makes for a great snack box option, brunch recipe or even a breakfast for a weekend.

It is a healthier variation of the popular Mumbai street food - Bhurji Pav - where the bhurji is sandwiched between buttery, toasted pav. These Bhurji stuffed Pita Pockets on the other hand are wholesome and are quite handy as a quick ‘on-the-go’ meal when you need to eat a filling breakfast.

These Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets are also convenient for kids lunch or snack boxes. If you have a batch of whole wheat pita bread handy then this is one of the quickest ways to serve a wholesome, scrumptious meal. It also makes a great one dish dinner.

Serve Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets Recipe with Apple, Kiwi, Pineapple Juice Recipe for a wholesome Sunday Brunch.

Some other popular street-food style meal options are

  1. Ragda Patties,
  2. Mashed Potato Toasted Sandwich
  3. Chinese Bhel

Equipment used: Skillet, Pan

NoteTo make an egg-free, vegetarian option, you can use crumbled paneer or crumbled tofu instead of the eggs.

Cuisine: Fusion
Course: Snack
Diet: Eggetarian

Ingredients

    For the Egg Bhurji
  • 5 Whole Eggs
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 1 Green capsicum , finely chopped
  • 4-5 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli paste (or red chilli powder)
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumene seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Pav bhaji masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • 2 teaspoon Cooking oil
  • Salt , Salt to taste
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , A handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • For the Pita Pockets
  • 4 Whole Wheat Pita Bread , 4 whole wheat pita bread (4-5 inch)
  • 2 Onions , sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes , cut lengthwise
  • Lemon , Lime wedges to serve
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder , for sprinkling

How to make Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets Recipe

  1. To begin making the Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets Recipe we will first make the the spicy egg bhurji. For this, first break the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk together thoroughly, along with ½ teaspoon salt.

  2. Then, warm the ghee and oil together in a preheated pan. Add the cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle. To it, add the onions and saute for 2-3 minutes till lightly browned.

  3. At this stage, add the turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, green chilies and the red chilli paste. Sauté for a few seconds until fragrant.

  4. Next, add the tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes till they become slightly soft.

  5. Once the tomatoes are soft add the capsicum, pav bhaji masala and salt taking care only to add just enough salt for the masala as salt is separately added to the eggs too.

  6. Mix and cook for 1-2 minutes more till everything is sizzling. Pour in the whisked eggs and stir continuously, with the heat on low-medium, until the eggs are scrambled and well combined with the masala.

  7. Cook till the scramble is well done, all the time mixing thoroughly. Sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves on the prepared Egg Bhurji, turn off the heat and set the bhurji aside till ready to assemble the pita pockets.

To assemble the Pita Pockets
  1. Warm the Pita breads in an oven/microwave or directly on a skillet. Slice through them to open up the pockets and make room for the stuffing.

  2. In the cavity, place a few slices of the onion, tomato and 1-2 sprigs of fresh coriander. Then, fill the pockets with the Egg Bhurji, sprinkle chaat masala and serve with a wedge of lime/lemon.

  3. Serve Egg Bhurji Stuffed Pita Pockets Recipe with Apple, Kiwi, Pineapple Juice Recipe for a wholesome Sunday Brunch.

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Last Modified On Tuesday, 20 August 2019 15:49
     
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