Parna's Special Egg Curry
Egg curry with toast used to be a staple back home, especially during winters. It brings back many fond memories of childhood. Mom used to make one with loads of peas and onions. Till date i have not been able to make one tasting as wholesome as hers. Over time, having tried many combinations, i finally have one which can remotely taste like that. My husband being an ardent egg-lover made it quite necessary for me to have a handy egg-curry recipe. Here goes then.....
Eggs - 4
Onions - 2 medium sized, chopped
Potatoes - 4 medium sized (peeled and halved)
Green peas - 1 cup
Tomatoe puree - 3 tblsp
Ginger paste - 2 tsp
Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cloves - 2
Green chilliles - slit lengthwise
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Fresh coriander - 1/4 cup, chopped
Water - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tblsp
Pressure cook the eggs and potatoes together through one whistle. Cool and shell the eggs. Sprinkle them with salt and turmeric powder, heat oil and shallow fry them for a minute This helps to seal the the salt and the turmeric, as well as adds a very rich colour. Keep aside.
Now in the same oil add the bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon stick. Fry for a minute. Add cumin seeds and when it starts to change colour add chillies. Fry for a minute. Add the onions and fry till they become translucent.
Add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry till the oil starts to leave. Add the tomatoe puree and cook for half a minute. Now add the coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala and stir fry for about a minute. Add 1 cup of water, mix well and then add the potatoes. Moderate the water as per your gravy needs.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Prick the potatoes with a fork to check if they are cooked. Make sure the extra water evaporates. Add the coriander leaves and cook for a minute. Add the peas and eggs. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes.
Your egg curry is ready to be devoured. You can have it with steaming rice or roti.