Tomato Papeta Par Eeda / Parsi Style Potato and Eggs

A lip-smacking combination of tomatoes, potatoes and eggs. Makes for a great balanced meal and is ready in a jiffy – what’s not to love!

One visit to Papa’s Deli years ago in Indiranagar, Bangalore, is all it took me to understand how seriously Parsis take their eggs! That visit warranted another, and then one more, and soon I was a regular at restaurants specializing in serving Parsi cuisine, like Soda Bottle Opener Wala at Hyderabad – my travel to-do lists would remain incomplete without a visit to these.

While I have several favorite picks like Dhansak and Farcha, the Eedu dishes have traveled into my kitchen as well, since I could grasp their technicalities quickly and they’re easy to make. Also, they have their protein, carbs and fat content balanced, which is another huge part of the appeal.

I love my Tomato Papeta Par Eeda as breakfast, though you could make this a part of any meal. I prefer a low-carb hence a sans-potato meal for dinner, but I’ve eaten this for lunch very often.


Serves 2

Preparation Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, medium, thinly sliced in strips
  • 5-6 garlic pods, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • ½ cup spring onions (optional)
  • 2-3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1-2 green chillies, chopped
  • 4-5 sprigs of coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt, to taste
  • 5 tbsp sunflower oil


Heat oil in a non-stick, add potatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add chopped onions, green chillies, minced garlic, grated ginger. Sauté until onions are golden and raw smell of garlic and ginger disappears.

Add salt, spring onions and tomatoes. Cover with a lid and let it cook until tomatoes are cooked. Add turmeric, paprika and coriander leaves. Stir, spread the masala evenly and turn the flame low.

Now crack the eggs over this masala and allow to cook until whites are opaque and yellows are runny.

Serve sunny side up, and devour!

I’d love to hear how this recipe turned out for you, if you tried it. Do post a pic on Instagram and tag #fitfoodiediary in the picture!


Energy 387 calories
Protein 16.3 g
Fat 13.6 g
Carbohydrates 39 g
Of which, Fiber 5.5 g

*Recipe is for 2 servings; all values in grams.

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