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Mar 082013
 

Egg curry

Dear Eggs,

You have been whipped, cracked, beaten and scrambled in my kitchen. You have been boiled, fried and baked too. And If that was not enough, I dropped you in soups and also poached you.

The reason why I am writing to you today is that I never really ever told you or anyone how Eggceptional you really are. People maligned your name, by calling you the monster at the breakfast table. I never paid any attention to them and kept my love sincere for you. You know that, don’t you? I sang your praises in the perfectly boiled egg story, and the omelets and the persian egg curry . But in all those, I was being very selfish by saying how easy you were. No No !! Not in THAT sense. You are humble, no fuss, and generally very accommodating.

I never told anyone how very good you were for them. I never tried to clear your name when they said you were bad for them. And for that I am making amends now and writing about your virtues, and my friends  Jeanette at jeanetteshealthyliving ; Martha at Simply Nourished Living ; Mireya at Myhealthyeatinghabits ; Alyce at More time at the table ;  Minnie at thelady8home.com ; Casey at  Sweetsav  are joining me in writing about your goodness and sunny disposition.

Egg Curry

As for me personally, I couldn’t do without you. On most days you come to my rescue and save me from boring myself to death at the stove by your simple versatility. I think you have known all along that I am so not a morning person. So thank you Dear Eggs for –

1 ) choline, which reduces chances of breast cancer in women by 24%.

2) lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that will help me check out the eye candy even when I am 70

3) the naturally occurring vitamin D

4) saving my hair and nails due to your sulphur and vitamin content. You know how badly I treat them at the salons.

5) Being low on calories, high on protein – you have started to shrink my waistline too

I will always be indebted to you, dear eggs for all that you have done and are doing for me and I will always love you!

Yours, truly yours

Ansh

Egg Curry

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1

Egg Curry

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs (hard boiled and peeled)
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbs ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbs kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 tbs coriander powder
  • 1 tbs cumin powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbs oil
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups hot water

Instructions

  1. Take a clean toothpick and poke the boiled eggs all over. This is to create some pores so the spices can seep into the eggs.
  2. Heat the oil and lightly fry the eggs in it. There is no deep frying.
  3. Take the eggs out and in the same oil sautee onions until they are pale. Do this on low heat as you will otherwise be burning them too quickly.
  4. Add in the salt and wait for the onions to sweat a bit. Now keep stirring until the onions turn a light shade of brown.
  5. Add in the ginger garlic paste, cook for a minute or two on medium heat.
  6. Now add in the spices ( except the garam masala) and add in the tomatoes.
  7. Mix everything together and cover and cook for about 5 minutes on medium- low heat.
  8. When the spices and tomato onion mixture is thoroughly cooked, ( the oil floats to the top is a good indication that things are cooked), add in the water and bring everything to a rolling boil.
  9. Add in the garam masala and the eggs and cover and cook again for 10 minutes on medium-low heat.
  10. The oil will once again float to the top when the dish is perfectly cooked. You may also let it cook longer to make a thicker curry. But to eat with fluffed up brown rice, you need some fingerlicking good curry.

Notes

This recipe can be halved or doubled with ease. In a pinch, buy preboiled eggs from costco and make the curry. Will save you a lot of time.

http://dev.spiceroots.com/egg-curry/

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Comments (26)
  1. Hey , just wanted to say that my kids loved it when I tried this out yesterday…thanks a lot …And wonderful click too 🙂

     
  2. Ansh,

    This recipe was my first EVER attempt at making curry and I am proud to announce it was a TOTAL success!!!!!!! Thank you for the recipe!!!!

     
  3. Its a shame that some people still feel that eggs are monsters. They are the nature’s best foods.
    Your egg curry looks egg-ceptional!

     
  4. Its a shame that some people still think that eggs are monsters.They are the nature’s best foods, even good for people with high cholesterol. Your egg curry looks egg-ceptional!

     
  5. No wonder eggs too show their love to you in equal measure by turning up so egglicious in that eggcellent looking curry 😀

     
  6. The Eggs look delish, Have to make them for D soon. Love Love the way u write babe 🙂 hugs

     
  7. I might not be able to contain the urge to make some kind of egg dish RIGHT NOW. I have the odd feeling that I will be talking to the dozen eggs in my fridge, thanking them for their existence! I’ve never heard of an egg curry and am not all that friendly with hard boiled eggs but I am going to use your sauce to spice up a meal for sure.

     
    • Ha!! I could visualize you having a conversation with them Dozens, Holly. If you don’t like boiled eggs, you can also make this with fried eggs.

       
  8. Yay for eggs. And like all the good facts. I didn’t know a lot of that. This egg recipe sounds incredible and makes my curried egg salad sandwiches look like child’s play. I’ve seen those boiled eggs at Costco, have you ever bought them?

     
  9. What a cute letter. DId you get a reply?

     
  10. Fantastic post as always!!!!
    Loved all the facts about the benefits of egg
    Love your blog anshie!!!

     
  11. We love this egg curry in our home! Simple to make and awesomely finger-licking delicious!

     
  12. This is one of my favorite curries. I can’t wait to give your version a try. I have been looking for a great recipe for a long time and now I have it.

     
  13. I agree, its one of the most versatile ingredient, I love them too…you hear me eggs…you’ve come to our rescue and we so depend on you every morning, love ya so much!

    V loves a good egg curry, something so simple that I’ve failed miserably at several times, I can’t make it finger licking good. Can you imagine my delight to see your recipe for this curry! Thank you!

     
  14. Never heard such profound love for eggs……i m jealous Ansh…..

    Hats off to u woman for giving such a beautiful ode to “Egg”…….Only a beautiful woman like u can write so beautifully…….Happy Women ‘s Day Ansh! We r so proud to know u n ur love for food.

     

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