Egg curry

Egg curry is ideal for a typical Sunday lunch. It’s extremely tasty and healthy gravy which can be eaten with roti or naan. There are various recipes for the same online. I have decided to make it the following way after reading few recipes online and trying to remember how my mother use to make it. We ate it with wheat tortillas and tasted just fine. We usually use these tortillas as Roti. We just heat tortillas in a pan till they get brown and fluff up like rotis or chappati back home.

Ingredients

4 hard boiled eggs

1 cup finely chopped onion or puree

1 finely chopped tomato

1/2 cup tomato puree

Finely grated 4 garlic cloves, 1/2 inch ginger and  green chili

Dry spices : 1/2 inch cinnamon stick, 1 bay leaf,  3 black pepper seeds, 4 coriander seeds

1 cup milk

1 cup water

1 tbsp Red chili powder

1 tbsp Kitchen King masala

1/2 tbsp Shahi Paneer masala  <– This is my favorite commercial masala powder. I end up using it quite regularly 🙂

1 tbsp coriander and cumin powder

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp grated fresh coconut or desiccated coconut

Salt

Oil

Coriander leaves for garnish

Methods

Boil eggs till they are hard boiled. In a pan take 1 tbsp oil, add cumin seeds and all the dry spices. Roast them for  few minutes. Add onions, garlic, ginger, green chili. Fry them for few minutes till onions become golden brown, if it is a puree wait till mixture leaves oil. Now add tomato puree, cut tomato, red chili powder, coriander and cumin powder in the fried mixture. Now add milk and water to form the basis of gravy. Heat the mixture for few more minutes.  Add Kitchen King and Shahi Paneer masala to the gravy. I have used commercially available masala powders along with dry spices. It just elevates the taste.

Peel the boiled eggs. Cut the eggs in half. Add these eggs, grated coconut and salt to the gravy. Cover the pan and let the gravy boil for five minutes. Garnish the gravy with coriander leaves.

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Paneer Mutter

Paneer (cottage cheese) is loved by Indians and used in many dishes with extremely tasty gravy. Eatimg a paneer gravy with naan is perfect for a dinner parties!
Paneer Mutter is one such gravy dish which is loved by my husband. He is the reason why this dish is made so often at our place. It was difficult to get Paneer slab in Sweden where I live, hence had to buy it from Copenhagen. Nevertheless, this dish is all the effort. Though, I should mention at this point.. Its easy to make Paneer at home. There is even a wiki how link http://m.wikihow.com/Make-Paneer-(Indian-Cheese)

Ingredients

150 gms frozen paneer

1 cup frozen peas

1 finely chopped onion

1/2 finely chopped tomato

4 tbsps tomato puree

1/2 cup milk

4 cloves of finely chopped garlic

1/2 inch finely chopped ginger

1 finely chopped green chili

few coriander seeds

1 bay leaf

1tsp kitchen king masala

1tsp Shahi paneer masala

1tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp butter

2 tsp Oil

Salt to taste

Method

First take oil in frying pan. Add garlic,ginger,green chilies,coriander seeds and bay leaf. Saute these contents  for few minutes, at least till garlic and ginger get brown. Add chopped onions and saute it for few more minutes. Wait till onions get soft. Now add tomato sauce and cut tomatoes to it. Fry this mixture till it leaves oil.

Add milk, kitchen king masala powder, shahi paneer masala powder, red chili powder, cumin powder in the mixture.Fry this mixture further for few minutes. Add butter, salt,frozen peas and paneer. Boil the mixture for few minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves before serving.

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Verdict

It tasted awesome! I just don’t blindly praise these dishes.. if anyone wondered. Though I can say, I have good understanding of flavors.  It’s my husband’s judgement I trust ad report in these post. I also suggest use of cream instead of milk. Also, instead of tomato puree, I suggest use of more fresh tomatoes for fresh puree. This will just enhance taste! 🙂