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August 15, 2007

Egg Roast




I used to make only one type of egg curry all through, but I almost never tried making the different ones. Stuck to curry for a long time. (I haven't yet posted that here.) As with most of my recipes, I learnt that one from Amma. But over the years, I've enjoyed eating the various types of egg curries from the Kerala style to the Punjabi style to even an Oriya egg curry, but when it came to cooking, I stuck my tried and tested recipe. I first modified that to make this yellow Egg Curry a few months ago.

My friend and former colleague, Anandhi, also known as B to all of us, used to bring a dry egg roast in her lunch box a couple of times a week and I almost always polished it off. I never tried recreating that dish until earlier this week.

I am, however, not quite sure if that was the dish I recreated. My office has temporarily shifted to NOIDA which means that I now travel across 3 states to get to work. And retrace my steps when I return. That also means that I am, most of the time, too tired to cook anything elaborate at night. The first day that I undertook this journey, I came back exhausted. I quickly boiled 4 eggs and made this. I remembered that Cinnamon's Egg Curry had been posted only recently and that seemed quite similar to Anandhi's. But too tired also means too tired to browse the net. But my memory seemed to have remembered the ingredients to a large extent.

I boiled and peeled the 4 eggs and then put them in the freezer to cool down.

Ingredients:

4 Eggs, boiled, peeled and cut in half
1 large Onion, sliced
1 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1 tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tsp Chilli Ginger-Garlic paste
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish

Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Add the cumin seeds and the asafoetida. When the seds crackle, add the onion slices and fry for a minute or two. Add the chilli-ginger-garlic paste and fry for another minute. Add the cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder and fry for a few minutes.

Add the salt and garam masala and fry again for a minute. Add about 1/3 cup of water and cook the onions till most of the water disappears. Add the eggs and cover and cook for a couple of minutes. Turn the egg pieces around so that both sides are covered with the spices and get cooked evenly.


Remove from the fire and garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy this with rotis or rice, or even with toasted bread as we did that evening. I was really too tired to even make rice.

Cumin is the most dominant spice in this dish. I absolutely love cumin and can use it in just about anything. So, I am extra glad that Sunita chose Cumin as the spice of the month for her event Think Spice... Think Cumin.


I am rushing this off to her as my entry to this event. I will not be blogging for the next few days and will not be able to reply to any comments. But I will do that as soon as I am back on Monday. Have a good weekend, keep blogging and see you when I get back from the Himalayas.

29 comments:

sunita said...

That's a lovely egg recipe...thanks for the entry.

Nikita said...

After so much travelling and work, you had the energy to take pictures of the dish and make it! You do have a lot of energy :)

Raaga said...

@Sunita: The pleasure's all mine :-) Thanks for hosting the event.

Raaga said...

@Nikita: I travel around 85 km a day. And I have forgotten to take pictures of my food and on occasion have asked my husband to take them before eating.

But most of the time if I'm not too tired to cook, then I definitely am not too tired to take a picture :-)

Asha said...

Phew! Took quite a long time to connect! I love any kind of Egg curry.Looks yum.I have one too FH.
Going to Himalayas!! Lucky girl.Enjoy and see you next week.We both will be busy!:)

Sandeepa said...

I love eggs in all forms, my motto was "Sunday ho ya Monday...roz khao AAndey...".
Looks great, thanks to you and Anandhi

TBC said...

I am just amazed at your energy, Raaga.
Curry in a hurry! - my kind of food:-)

Cynthia said...

I was just thinking... wait I have commented on this before... it looks just as good and I bet tastes just as fantasic.

Dee said...

this looks col, eggs are a favourite of my husbands, will pass the recipe to him!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav.....YUM!....Love to have this with sambar rice...

Jeena said...

Hi Raaga I love your recipe for egg roast! I have just made an egg curry tonight too :) I have give you the link:)


Click here for jeenas egg curry:-)

SeeC said...

I just love this.
Nice entry

Raaga said...

@Asha: Thanks. I will look yours up. I am just back and every muscle in my body hurts :-)

Raaga said...

@Sandeepa: Me too... its just that I rarely get beyond using them for breakfast.

Raaga said...

@TBC: I am so waiting for Mallugirl's challenge round up. Curry and everything else in a hurry is usually my kind of cooking too :-) Thanks

Raaga said...

@Cynthia: Thanks. I am known for that :-) I see something on the food blogs and I am inspired. I try to make the dish and I always give credit to the person who inspired me. So very often, folks on food blog desam feel they've already commented before :-)

Raaga said...

@Dee: I wish I had some recipes to pass on to my husband too. :-) He's a great cook, but won't use cookbooks/recipes as far as possible. Thanks

Raaga said...

@Sukanya: Have never tried eating eggs with sambar rice... somehow prefer to eat that with usual veggies. I will try it sometime. Thanks.

Raaga said...

@Jeena: Thanks. I just visited your egg curry too. Will try it out sometime.

Raaga said...

@SeeC: Thanks. Do let me know if try the dish out.

Laavanya said...

Raaga, that's one yummy looking egg curry.

Nags said...

this is one of the two egg curries that i know how to make :) though u have suggested a couple more spices. will try it next time..

Raaga said...

@Laavanya: Thanks. It is one of the simplest dishes I have made :-)

Raaga said...

@Nags: Do try it... I am going to make this more often :)

Cinnamon said...

Though u were tired to recheck the recipe... u prepared it almost the same way I do :)
It really looks delicious!!!
BTW how did u like it?
I am glad that my recipe helped :)

Raaga said...

@Cinnamon: I loved it sweetheart. Thanks :-) My memory isn't fading with old age, is it? :-) Thanks a ton.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi raaga!
Egg roast looks delicious!!!!!!lovely dish!

Raaga said...

Thanks Usha :-)

kitchen queen said...

yummmmmmmmmmm and mouth watering egg recipe.