Sunday, January 3, 2010

Poor man's egg-curry

Hello foodies,

This is a very simple and minimalistic recipe.

Eggs - 4 [preferably hen eggs, duck, emu or other birds will do - adjust the number according to the size]
Onion - 1/2
Green chilly - 1
Ginger-garlic paste
Your cousin's wife's secret masala [Everest or MDH egg curry masala will do too]
Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds,
Amul butter [oil will do too]
salt and pepper,
turmeric powder, red chilly powder

[wait, did i just write protocol ??]

Boil 4 eggs in water with 2 tsp of salt. Keep for exactly 4 min after the water starts boiling.
After it cools down, decant water, peel the eggs and cut each in half. [or a power of 2.. jus kidding]
Put a tsp of salt, a tsp of pepper and a tsp of masala. Incubate [sorry, keep] for 10 min.

Add 4 tsp of amul butter in a kadhai and let it melt.
Add cumin, mustard seeds, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp red chilly
Cut the half onion into fine pieces.
Fry the onion in the butter till light brown.
Cut the green chilly and add it to the onion.
Add 2 cups of water. Let it boil.
Add salt, red chilly powder and masala according to taste - i added about 1 tsp of salt and masala and a pinch of red chilly.
Add the eggs. Stir with a wooden ladle - do not use metal - it cuts the eggs.
Let the curry thicken a bit.
Now for the secret ingredient - sprinkle a tsp of 'besan' to give curry a good consistency.
Boil till the curry is thick enough for taste [assuming we start with size zero :P]

Aha! It is now ready. Serve hot with bread.

1 comment:

Ioana-Carmen said...

beautiful work!
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