Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Khagina (Scrambled Egg Curry)

Egg Khagina is a common and favorite breakfast dish in Hyderabad. It is served with Paratha /Bread/Bun. A typical egg khagina contains eggs, scrambled with fried onions, tomatoes and spices; but variations can occur according to the taste and method of cooking.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup tomato chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp cooking oil

  • Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat and add chopped onions.
  • Fry them until they become light brown.
  • Stir in chopped ginger garlic, tomato, green chilies, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and cook until the tomatoes become soft.
  • Crack the eggs into the frying pan and cook them on top of the onion tomato masala. Keep stirring to avoid the onions sticking to the pan.
  • When eggs seem to cook through, break them with a wooden spatula, not to cut them into too small pieces.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with Paratha ( Pan-fried Indian flat bread) / Bread Slice/ Bun.

Do You Know?

A boiled egg can be distinguished from a raw egg without breaking the shell by spinning it. A hard-boiled egg's contents are solid due to the denaturation of the protein, allowing it to spin freely, while viscous dissipation in the liquid contents of a raw egg causes it to stop spinning within approximately three rotations.


Meagan said...

This looks delicious, I will try it! Thank you for the recipe.

Nidhi Raizada said...


sara rodriguez said...

Its really nice. i haven't tried anymore recipes from you but i intend to.

sara rodriguez said...

It was really nice. I intend to try many other recipes.