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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Vegetarian Samosa

I was surprised when I had seen vegetarian samosa in a Italian salad shop called Le Appétit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Samosa’s are commonly found in any part of India. It’s a cheap snack found in road-side, sea-side food stalls, hotels and restaurants. It’s a tasty snack eaten with tea or coffee in office canteen too.
Samosa’s are eaten when stuffed in pav (Indian bread) teamed with a spicy red chutney or Green chillies. Samosa’s can also be eaten with cholle, which will be called as Samosa chat.
I made Samosa from scratch for Sunday breakfast. I had left-over choole from Saturday night dinner. Today I will describe how to make a basic vegetarian Samosa.

Ingredients
For stuffing
Boiled four medium sized potatoes
Boiled green peas – 1cup
Oil
Jeera
Grated ginger – 1/2inch
Finely chopped Green chillies – 2
Garam masala 1 tbsp
Jeera (cumin) powder 1tbsp
Coriander seeds powder 1 tbsp
Amchoor powder 1/2 tsp
Salt
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds 1tsp
Coriander seeds- 1tsp coarsely crushed

For cover
All purpose white flour 200gm
Water
Ghee (butter)
Salt

I started with preparing the stuffing for samosa. Take some oil in a pan. Add jeera, coriander seeds in it. After the seeds look dark, add green chillies and ginger. This should be followed by smashed boiled potatoes and peas. Cook then for few minutes. Add salt, cumin powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, amchoor powder and red chilli powder successively while constantly stirring the potatoes.
Knead the mixture of flour, salt and ghee with water into soft yet firm dough. Now make small balls of the dough and roll then in to circles. Cut these circles in to semi circles and then join them along the diameter to form a coffee. Fill then with the stuffing. Ensure to leave some space for folding and sealing them at the base. I used water to seal the edges, dough should be thick enough to hold the stuffing.

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Now shallow fry them in oil till they are uniformly golden brown in colour. It can be eaten with any chutney or tomato sauce.
I served them with chhole (chick pea preparation). Garnish them with coriander leaves and onion.

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Appearance
Satisfactory. It looked well cooked and the deals did not open while frying to create a mess.
Taste
It tastes awesome!! Specially with the chhole preparation. I will soon upload the chhole recipe.
Verdict
A really good Sunday breakfast!!