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Comfort food: How to make egg fried rice

This one is for all the egg lovers out there

1y ago

If you like eggs and you want to make something other than the regular hard boiled eggs or omelette or scrambled eggs, I have something for you.

It's of course, a rice dish. It is egg fried rice and personally I prefer this over the usual veg fried rice. Both are tasty, but this just feels good. While this may look easy, the process of making the egg bhurji is a delicate one. Take your eyes off while cooking even for a minute, and you have a chance of deep frying your egg yolks, which then become like coal.

There are a few tips that I will share in the recipe box. Try that and you can make the best egg fried rice and show off to your parents. You have to cook rice separately and mix with the fried-egg-veggies mixture later. Here is the recipe for the same:

Egg fried rice

A wholesome rice dish with fried veggies and of course, egg yolk added in the mix

Prep time20min
Cook time1h
Total time1h 30min


  • Onions (2)
  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Cabbage (half)
  • Bush beans (a few)
  • Green chilli (a few)
  • Ginger garlic paste (one tablespoon)
  • Channa dal and Urad dal (one tablespoon each)
  • Eggs (8)
  • Oil (three tablespoons)
  • Salt (one tablespoon)
  • Turmeric powder (one teaspoon)
  • Garam masala (2 teaspoons)
  • Red chilli powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Biryani masala (2 teaspoons)
  • Green chilli sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • Dark soy sauce (1 table spoon)
  • Coriander powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Pepper (a few)
  • Mustard seeds (1 teaspoon)
  • Cumin (2 teaspoons)
  • Curry leaves (a few)
  • Red chilli (3)


  1. In a big pan, add oil and heat it for a minute
  2. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, pepper, green chilli, red chilli, cumin and heat. Stir it well
  3. Add the chopped onions in the mixture and stir it well, until the onions change colour
  4. Now add the other chopped vegetables - bush beans, cabbage, tomatoes and stir the mixture well
  5. Add salt, turmeric powder, the masalas, red chilli powder, coriander powder and let it heat and stir the mixture occasionally for 5 minutes
  6. Add curry leaves, chilli sauce and dark soy sauce and stir it
  7. Add the egg yolks of the 8 eggs without much gap and stir well. The mixture at this stage will be like a gravy
  8. Add a little more oil if needed, else the egg yolk (at this stage they will become a bit spongy) will be easily burnt black
  9. Keep stirring and change the mode in induction stove to keep warm or reduce to the lowest temperature possible so that the mixture doesn't burn black
  10. Keep stirring the mixture until it turns from gravy state to a solid state. This is the toughest part because as you keep stirring again and again, you might experience pain in your palms
  11. Once the mixture has turned solid and if you can pick out the bush beans easily from the mixture, you have mixed it well
  12. Now mix the cooked rice and your newly prepared egg dish together. Add coriander leaves to enhance the taste and to make it Instagram worthy. It is now ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

P.S: Cook the rice before you cook the main egg dish. Mix both of them when they are hot. This ensures uniformity. As always, add salt and other masalas as per your spice requirement. You might have to add salt after step 10, if required. Addition of black pepper powder is also optional, after step 10.

Recipe by

Ganesh Murthy

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Comments (8)

  • Sounds good! Did you empty the whole cabinet to make it? Lol

      1 year ago
    • hahaha...all these were already available except cabbage and carrots...since they taste well with the above-mentioned veggies I added them in the recipe

        1 year ago
    • Very nice!

        1 year ago
  • Ganesh... this is a proper engineers students dorm room recipe. After some old monk

      1 year ago
  • I thought it was mandatory to put egg and then extra egg in fried rice. Lol

      1 year ago