Saturday, November 29, 2008

Traditional Egg Curry

A few days ago, I had posted a non-traditional way we make egg curry at home. And then I realized that I'd never actually written about how to make a traditional egg curry. Usually, eggs are hard boiled and then mixed in with a spicy curry. The non-traditional way is great in terms of flavor, as the eggs soak up the curry. But the traditional egg curry is a quick-fix curry and great when you're short on time.

Traditional Egg Curry

5 Shallots
1 tsp Ginger, ground
1 tsp Garlic, ground
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander, ground
1 Cardamom
1 Clove

1 Tomato, chopped
1 Bay Leaf
2 small Onions, chopped
2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Salt

1 cup Potatoes, cooked, skinned and chopped (optional)
1 cup Peas, cooked (optional)
1/4 cup Coconut Milk

6 Eggs, hard boiled, sliced halfway lengthwise

Grind the shallots, ginger, garlic, chilli powder, coriander powder, cardamom, clove and tomatoes. Keep aside.

Heat a little oil in a pan, add the bay leaf and fry till brown. Add the chopped onions, sugar and stir fry until the onions start to turn brown. Add the ground paste, turmeric and salt. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes a very dark brown. Now add the cooked vegetables. Add one cup of water and let it come to a boil. Cook for a few minutes.

Add the coconut milk and eggs, stir once and remove from heat.

Serve warm with rice and/or rotis.

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anudivya said...

THis looks perfect. I have been searching for a good egg curry recipe for a long time, like the ones they serve in restaurants.

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow...yummy yummy

Arundathi said...

anudivya - well, i hope this works for you!

shama nagarajan - thank you!

Sig said...

I love the color of this egg curry....

Arundathi said...

Thanks Sig

homecooked said...

This looks so wonderful! A huge serving of comfort :)

Arundathi said...

Homecooked - :-) thank you!

Scrumptious said...

This is Scrumptious from In My Box, your December T&C partner. This egg curry looks amazing, I am drooling! Your blog is a treasure-trove!

I can't eat wheat so all your tempting baking adventures are off-limits but basically every single non-wheat recipe on your blog has gotten bookmarked as a possible T&C choice because they all look SO tasty. I just hope I can reign myself in long enough to choose one to try!

Arundathi said...

Scrumptious - I love your blog too - so happy to have discovered your blog. I can't seem to decide what to make!

Bhavani said...

Great recipe.Tried it for dinner tonight and the verdict is 2 thumbs up.My camera conked out.So can't take a snap to post it.But will be definitely making it again.Will post then.:)

Arundathi said...

So glad you guys enjoyed it, Bhavani. Its my fail safe recipe! :-)

Bhavani said...

hey whaddaya know. the battery came to life this morn.. and I got to snap the egg curry. hurray ! check out my blog for the snap.

Saru said...

Nice recipe,and i like makingof Amazing Bread for a Great Cause looks really good.

Arundathi said...

Bhavani - Thanks babe for the photo and the link!

Saru - Thank you! :)