Scrambled Egg Curry


This mildly spiced Indian scrambled egg recipe makes a great light lunch or light dinner. Tuck the curried eggs into a warm whole-wheat tortilla or an Indian flatbread, like paratha, which can be found in the freezer case at Indian markets. Serve with a dollop of yogurt.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 4 medium cloves garlic, finely grated or minced

  • 1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated or minced

  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil or grapeseed oil

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder (see Tip)

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 6 tablespoons water

  • 8 large eggs, beaten

  • 4 warm paratha breads or whole-wheat tortillas

  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Combine garlic and ginger in a bowl; press with a spoon to make a paste.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in turmeric; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is light brown, 5 to 7 minutes more. Stir in the garlic-ginger paste, coriander, chili powder and salt. Stir in water, partially cover and cook until the water evaporates, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add eggs and cook, stirring constantly, until almost set, 4 to 6 minutes. Serve rolled in paratha (or tortillas) with cilantro, if desired.


Commonly used in Indian cuisine, Kashmiri chili powder lends a touch of heat and beautiful red color to sauces and curries. Any regular- to medium-heat chili powder can be use in its place. To bump up the heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper too.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
17g Fat
25g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 33%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 372mg 124%
Vitamin A 541IU 11%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 52mcg 13%
Sodium 526mg 23%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 42mg 10%
Potassium 279mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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