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I believe that salt is to food, what food is to life. In right proportions, it can heighten the taste of what you eat..and in the wrong - destroy! Even the most delicious sweets come added with some salt...to taste!

As for me, I've never enjoyed cooking. And as contrary to my owning a food-blog as it may sound, I always think about daily, routine cooking as a chore. But my tryst with the pots and pans began when I got a kitchen all to myself...I began experimenting and exploring new worlds in my own home. Some outcomes were excellent and some plain disasters. Then sprouted the need to keep track of all those good ones...and hence this blog!

Here, I share those experiments that pleased more than one palate!

July 19, 2010

Green Beans and Egg Burji

It's the beginning of the week (yet again!) and you're oh-so-bored already. The last thing on your mind would be to slave in the kitchen to fix yourself a meal. Yet, you don't (and cannot if you have kids, especially!) want to sacrifice on healthy food. Green Beans and Egg Burji should be the answer to all these questions. Healthy, hearthy and filling it is! I am sure you thought I was talking about two different dishes. Well well.. this is just a new take on the plain old scrambled egg. And what's more, this little side dish provides you with your daily dose of protein and fiber. With a few chapathis or phulkas to accompany this burji you have a great dinner, ready in less time than you think!
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1.5 cups Chopped green beans
2 Eggs, beaten lightly
3 Green Chillies, slit  (Add more if you desire!)
1/2 Cup Onion, chopped
1 tsp Jeera
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tbsp Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Ground pepper
And, of course, some salt to taste!

- Boil/Microwave green beans until cooked and set aside
- In a non-stick saucepan, heat oil  and add the mustard seeds
- Once, they splutter add jeera and urad dal and fry for a few seconds
- Throw in the green chillies and fry them for a couple
- Add onions and stir until translucent
- Toss in the beans, add salt and stir for about 30 seconds
- Now, lower the flame, add some salt and the ground pepper to the beaten egg and stir it into the beans mixture in the saucepan
- Increase the flame to medium and continuously stir as the egg begins to cook, so as to scramble it along with the beans
- Continue doing so until all of the egg is completely cooked
- Adjust salt and pepper as desired and serve hot with chapathis/phulkas



  1. Great looking and very inviting burji..

  2. hi deepti

    I am new to ur blog u have a nice space here ... ur beans bhurji looks inviting : )very interesting combination and healthy too

    u have a wonderfull collection of recipes ... if u get time do visit my blog


  3. New combo, looks grt!! am sure its tastes fab too..

  4. Oww.. nice !! and now on my to do list !! I guess I could try out combos with other veggies too !

  5. Thank you everyone!

    @ Satya - Welcome to SSTT. Will drop by ur space soon.

    @ Tj - Yup experiment and let me know the ones that come out great :P ...So I can try 'em too!

  6. Wow, this is a nice twist to an all-time fave of mine. Swell idea babe! Cant wait to try it :)

  7. Yup Madhuri. Make this for dinner the next time you find fresh green beans on the vegetable vendors cart!

  8. something different..never tried combing egg with some veggie..nice creation..