Akuri (Parsi-style scrambled eggs)
Akuri is a variation of scrambled eggs which is a traditional Parsi breakfast. Traditionally cooked with spices such as; turmeric and chilli powder alongside fresh tomatoes and red onion.
This dish is a special one for me, coming from a Persian background, my mum's side of the family, we grew up eating lots of delicious Parsi food which my Gran always lovingly made. I was so excited to ask my Gran for her Akuri recipe when I called her the other day, and I can't wait to call her and let her know how much we really enjoyed eating it!
To add some variety and spice to your breakfasts, Akuri is definitely a good choice.
Ingredients (serves 2):
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1/2 red onion
1 beef tomato
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp very lazy chillies
1 tbsp fresh coriander, dried is fine too and some extra for garnish
Pinch of salt
Chop the onion and tomato and put in a bowl then add the very lazy chillies, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander and salt. Mix it all together and set to one side
Crack four eggs into a mug but don't mix them
Heat the oil to a medium-hot temperature in a large pan, once hot enough, add the onion mixture and continue to stir for one minute to ensure nothing sticks
Then add the eggs and stir to begin to scramble
Count to five, then mix again, repeating this step for about 3-5 times
Once your eggs begin to come together, remove from the heat as they will continue to cook
Now your eggs are ready to serve alongside a freshly made chapati or a thick slice of toast
I truly hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do. Enjoy x