Sunday, March 01, 2015

Breakfast Scrambled Eggs & Potatoes

Alu Deem Bhaja
We were late getting up this morning so we had breakfast for lunch. This was really quick and easy to put together because I used frozen hash brown potatoes from the freezer. But it's just as easy to peel a large russet potato and dice it instead.

Beat Eggs Until Frothy
First, I beat 2 eggs with salt & pepper to taste & a pinch of turmeric powder until frothy. The turmeric gives the eggs a lovely flavour and is what makes it Bengali scrambled eggs.

Stir-Fried Potatoes
Then, 2 cups of diced potatoes were stir-fried with salt & pepper, 1/4 cup each diced tomatoes, green onions and 1 green chili.

Setting Eggs
When the potatoes were cooked, a well was made in the center of the potatoes and a little more butter was melted, the beaten eggs poured in the well and allowed to set around the edges.

Scrambled Eggs & Potatoes
The eggs were then scrambled and stirred with the potatoes...

and mounded on a toasted and split English muffin. Add to that a mug of steaming hot coffee for a deeply satisfying meal. 

Ingredients: (serves 2)
2 eggs, beaten until frothy with
   salt & pepper to taste
   a pinch of turmeric
1 onion, minced
1 tomato, diced
1 green chilli, diced (or to taste)
2 stalks green onions, sliced
handful cilantro, chopped
2 cups potatoes, peeled & diced
2 Tbsp. (1/4 stick) butter
2 English muffins, split and toasted
salt & pepper to taste


  1. Melt half the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir-fry onions, tomatoes, chilli, green onions & cilantro until oil resurfaces.
  3. Add potatoes along with salt & pepper and stir well.
  4. Sprinkle some water over potatoes and cover.
  5. Simmer potatoes, stirring occasionally until potatoes are cooked.
  6. Make a well in the center of the potatoes and melt remaining butter.
  7. Pour beaten egg over melted butter and allow edges to set.
  8. Stir and scramble egg into potatoes; turn heat off.
  9. Toast 2 split English muffins, mound scrambled eggs & potatoes over muffin halves and serve with beverage of choice.