Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Egg Chettinad

 Ingredients
4 -5 eggs, hard boiled
2 onions, medium sized, chopped
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 cup thick coconut milk or grind 2-3 tablespoons of grated coconut into a fine paste
salt
 To roast and grind
3 dry red chillies
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon fennel/perumjeerakam seeds
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek/methi/uluva seeds
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
2 cloves
1/2" cinnamon
1 green cardamom
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 green chillies
few cashew nuts

 Method

  • Make slits on the boiled eggs and keep aside.
  • Dry roast all the ingredients under 'roast and grind' for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once cooled grind the roasted ingredients with a sprig of curry leaves, by adding little water into a fine paste. Keep this aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the mustard.
  • Add the chopped onion and remaining curry leaves. Saute until translucent.
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Fry for a minute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes. Mix and cover and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Now add the grinded masala. Saute well and simmer on low flame for 10 minutes or until oil layer comes up.
  • Add 2 cups of water and salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the eggs and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the gravy thickens.
  • Pour the coconut milk or coconut paste. Mix well. Once it starts to boil, remove from the flame and serve hot.


18 comments:

  1. Delicious looking curry :-) Lovely pictures too!

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  2. Yummy egg gravy that makes me drool...why you are doing this to me dear :).. It so inviting..

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  3. wow... such a drool worthy curry... i should try this next time i make eggs for dinner...

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    1. Thanx Rafee, sure do try it and let me know.

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  4. Looks and sounds so tasty. Chettinadu cuisine is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Chettinad curries are my favorite this does looks so creamy and delicious.

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  6. priya chechi i love your website...when in dillemma what to eat u just help me out!!! thank u!!!egg curry superr!!!!

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  7. A must try recipe. Looks very inviting.

    On-going event: Dish it out
    Eat seasonal food, fresh

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  8. Wow ! It looks delicious. I wish I got it right now

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