Indian Scrambled Eggs

Weekend breakfasts in our home often meant a big dish of Akoori, spiced scrambled eggs with onions and tomatoes, piled high on buttered toast. The dish is of Parsi origin and much loved by Mumbaiites.

NotesAkoori is wonderful as a filling for a wrap or stuffed into pita bread.

Serves4 to 6



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Dietary Considerationgluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, low carb, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Mealbreakfast, brunch, lunch

Moodadventurous, stressed

Taste and Texturecreamy, hot & spicy, savory, spiced


  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin seeds
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped onion
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped green chilies, preferably serranos
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped tomato
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) turmeric
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) cilantro, chopped
  • Tomato wedges, for garnish
  • Cilantro sprigs, for garnish


  1. In a bowl, gently whisk eggs, salt and pepper. Do not beat.

  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and add cumin seeds. Stir in onion and green chilies and sautê until golden, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add tomato and sautê, stirring continuously, for 1 minute. Stir in cayenne, turmeric and cilantro. Cook for 1 minute longer. Reduce heat to medium-low and slowly add egg mixture. Cook, stirring gently, until eggs are soft and creamy, 3 to 4 minutes. Do not overcook.

  4. Serve garnished with tomato wedges and cilantro sprigs.


Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!


I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

i made this this morning! it's easy to make and delicious, with the portions & amount of seasonings simple to adjust to your personal preference. loved it!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook Twitter
Sign In using Email and Password