Sunday, September 6, 2015


AKURI is a delicious Parsi style spicy scrambled eggs, which gets its distinctive flavor from the spices used. Akuri is cooked till almost runny and enjoyed with bread slices. 


Growing up, Sunday morning breakfast for me was usually a power packed combination of eggs, milk and slices of toasted bread followed by a steaming hot cup of tea.  The bread slices were usually replaced by ‘brun pav’ which was available at the local bakery shop run by the lovable Mr Fernandes.   The ‘brun pav’ is something you have to try in case you are ever in Bandra, Mumbai. It is a pav with a crispy exterior with a soft center…..mouthwatering and extremely addictive ! Slather it with butter and have it with a hot cup of tea. Trust me, no one can eat just one … !

This gave us oodles of energy to play and run around till the next meal time ! Like any typical kid, we used to be outside the house from dawn to dusk, playing badminton, hopscotch, hide n seek and our all-time fav ---- just running like crazy !! LOL

This recipe is modified to suit the vegetarians, since the eggs are replaced by the cottage cheese.
In case, you want to use eggs, everything else remaining the same, add around 6 eggs instead of the cottage cheese.

200 gms crumbled cottage cheese (paneer)
2 onions (finely chopped)
2 tomatoes (finely chopped)
3-4 green chilies (finely chopped)
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 cup milk
3 tbsp ghee / oil
Salt to taste

2 tsp roasted cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1.5 tsp garam masala
1.5 tsp coriander powder

Finely chopped fresh Coriander for Garnish

Prep the ingredients and spices.

In a pan, heat the ghee / oil.  Add the Cumin seeds and mustard seeds and allow to splutter.

Add the onions and green chilies and fry.

Once the onions change colour, add the tomatoes and mix well. Allow to cook till the tomatoes have softened integrated well.

Add the crumbled Cottage Cheese. Mix well. Add milk and bring to a boil. Add salt and mix well.

Cover and allow to cook for 10 minutes on low or till the cottage cheese is cooked.  

**If you want the Akuri to be a little dry, remove lid and allow water to evaporate.**
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.

Serve the Akuri with Slices of Bread or Pav.