Punjabi Sunday Brunch: Indian-style scrambled eggs

Punjabi Sunday Brunch of Indian scrambled eggs & paratha

This morning we’re having a Punjabi Sunday Brunch! That’s Indian style scrambled eggs and crispy paratha.This is something that my mum would make for us as kids on a Sunday morning that is quick and easy to make, yet filling and satisfying and really delicious.


Punjabi Sunday Brunch of Indian scrambled eggs & paratha
Punjabi Sunday Brunch


The eggs are simply beaten in a bowl and poured onto a basic Punjabi spice mix and scrambled and served with plain paratha, whihc is simply roti (chapatti) that is fried in ghee.

It’s very simple to make:



1 large onion

ginger – 1/2 inch piece finely minced or crushed

garlic -1 clove finely minced or crushed

salt – 1-2 teaspoons to taste

Birds Eye green chilli 1-2 chillis finely minced or crushed

Pure Punjabi Garam Masala  -1 tablespoon of freshly ground only -not supermarket processed.

tomato puree – 1 teaspoon

turmeric -1/4 teaspoon

8 large eggs -lightly beaten in a bowl



  1. Fry the onions on a low to medium heat until translucent. Do not brown.
  2. Add the ginger, garlic and chilli, and gently cook out the raw flavour for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the garam masala, salt and turmeric, and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato puree and stir to through evenly. Add the lightly beaten eggs to the spicy mixture, and over a medium heat, gently scramble the eggs until they have completely cooked through.

Serve the Punjabi scrambled eggs with crispy parathas (which are shallow fried rotis /chapattis). You can also make a simple kachumber of finely chopped red onion and cucumber, to add a crunchy texture.