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Breakfast Recipe: Shonu's Egg Fajitas

July 20, 2022 12:54 IST

The hospitality at the home of my cousin Vinay and his wife Shonu in Greenwich, Connecticut, is unmatched in the family.

Both of them will shower you with gifts, love and lots of food and make sure you have a whale of a time.

Shonu, a Columbia University-educated nutritionist and educator, who hails from Raipur, Chhattisgarh, but has lived for many years in London, Washington, DC and Connecticut, is a practical and very organised cook, who has all her menus and groceries in order way ahead of time and turns out beautiful meals, usually low in fat, that are accompanied with lots of refreshing salads and a range of fresh vegetables grilled or lightly sauteed.

For breakfast one day during my recent visit, Shonu cooked appetising Breakfast Egg and Peppers Fajitas.

Shonu's Breakfast Egg and Peppers Fajitas

Photograph: Zelda Pande

Shonu's Breakfast Egg and Peppers Fajitas

Serves: 3-4


For the egg stuffing

For the peppers

For serving


For the peppers

For the egg stuffing


Note: These breakfast fajitas can be made with chicken too instead of egg. Cut ½ kg chicken, thigh pieces, into thin strips and place in a plastic container with a lid.
Add 2 tbsp fajita seasoning, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp roasted jeera powder, salt to taste, 1 tsp dhania powder and marinate overnight in the fridge.
Fry in a frying pan over medium heat in 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil till cooked about 10-15 minutes.

For a vegan or Jain version use 250 gm tofu crumbled instead of egg and season with the same spices overnight and fry up in the same way as the eggs. For a Jain version, additionally omit the onions while frying the peppers.

For a healthier versions or a gluten-free version, instead of a white flour tortilla, make the tortillas yourself with whole wheat flour and/or other healthier grains mixed. Adapt the following recipe: MasterChef recipe: Soft Mexican Tacos.

You can make salsa at home. Follow the salsa recipe in Raya's Jackfruit Tacos recipe to make a nice piquant salsa for the fajitas.