Besan Bhurji (Indian Spiced Mushroom & Chickpea Flour Scramble)

Who fancies an Indian spiced breakfast?

I’ve been making this mushroom, chickpea flour and Indian spiced omelette/scramble for ages, but I never knew it was an actual dish.

I Googled the ingredients & found a dish called #besanbhurji πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

I love it for a protein packed breakfast or snack. This is how I make mine:


For Chickpea Batter –

πŸ„1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
πŸ„1 tablespoon ground Flax seed
πŸ„2 tablespoons plant yoghurt
πŸ„Water or 🌱 milk as appropriate to make thinnish batter *

* Normally I omit the yoghurt & just use 🌱 milk

Spices –

πŸ„1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
πŸ„1 teaspoon Cumin powder
πŸ„1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
πŸ„1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder or flakes
πŸ„Salt & pepper to taste
πŸ„Fresh Coriander to garnish


πŸ„1/2 Onion , finely chopped
πŸ„1/4 Bell pepper (Capsicum) , finely sliced
πŸ„2 cups mushrooms , sliced finely (I used chestnut)
πŸ„You can add fresh chillies too if you like it

πŸ₯‘ Avocado oil / Sunflower oil for frying 🌻


1. Mix the batter ingredients into the require batter consistency. Set aside whilst you prepare the vegetables.

2. Finely slice the onions & sautΓ© until slightly soft, then

3. Add the sliced mushrooms & peppers until the vegetables are golden or how you desire them.

4. I add the cooked veggies to the batter & stir well.

5. Ensuring your pan has sufficient oil, add the mixture to the pan & fry as an omelette or scramble if you prefer. My pans are old, so I find mine sticks slightly & it end up as a scramble (which is more authentic anyway) πŸ‘πŸ»

Categories: Dairy free, Egg free, Asian food, Comfort Food

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