Thursday, March 05, 2009

pepper egg masala

Long back when i was staying at a hostel, we were served an egg curry every thurdays for dinner. On the whole the food served there was horrible but i would wait for thursdays because the egg curry (only that) was really very tasty. Soon after that i got married and i totally forgot about that curry. But after 5 years , last week when i had been to a friend's place (who is from mangalore) for dinner, she had made the same egg curry which made me nostalgic. i asked her for the recipe and i found out it was really easy to make. and my husband enjoyed eating it as its very very spicy. so thought of sharing it with all of you :)

Time taken: 40 minutes

serves about 3 people

Ingredients used:

6 hard boiled eggs

1/2 a cup grated coconut

1 Tsp coriander seeds

1 Tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

1/2 tsp tamarind concentrate

1 1/2 Tsp pepper powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 medium sized onions chopped

1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

4 Tsp oil

salt to taste

handful of chopped coriander leaves

Method of preparation:

Dry roast the cumin seeds and coriander seeds and grind it with coconut , tamarind and red chilli powder. grind it into a smooth paste and keep aside. Peel the eggs and cut it into halves. In a kadai, add oil and fry the onions for about 4 to 5minutes. now add the turmeric powder and pepper powder fry for about a minute. now add the halved eggs and fry till the eggs are coated with pepper and turmeric. it takes about 2 minutes. now add the ground paste and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes, now add enough water to make a thick gravy. add salt and coriander leaves, bring it a boil and switch off the gas, serve with rice.

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