Introduction: Egg Curry With a Difference
Egg curry is Normally prepared by cooking hard-boiled eggs along with other spices and served. Here is a recipe for Spicy egg curry prepared in a different method and tastes lot better than the normal one.
This instructable will guide you all egg lovers with step-by-step instructions on how to make the different looking tasteful egg curry from start to finish. The quantities of ingredients and spices used here are for cooking about eight eggs.
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Step 1: Prepare the Onions
- Take three medium sized onions
- Peel and cut the onions into small pieces
- Using a blender make a fine paste.
- Remove from blender and keep aside.
No need to clean the blender as we will use it more.
Step 2: Shuck Handful of Garlic
- You need about 8 to 10 garlic cloves.
- Chuck the garlic cloves, remove skin and keep aside. Here I have used a wooden-made lemon squeezer to shuck garlic. You can use any tool available with you or any method you prefer.
Step 3: Ginger
- Take about an inch long piece of ginger and remove skin.
- Cut into small pieces and keep aside.
Step 4: Make Ginger-Garlic-Chili Paste
- Add the garlic cloves and ginger pieces to the blender
- Add about 2 green chilies. You can add more if you like it spicy.
- Make paste, remove from blender and set aside.
Step 5: Make Tomato Paste
- Clean three medium sized tomatoes
- Cut them into pieces and grind using the blender.
Do not remove from blender.
Step 6: Add Spices
- Add a teaspoon of Cumin seed powder to the tomato paste
- Add a pinch of Asafoetida powder
- Add a teaspoon of Fennel seed powder
- Add a teaspoon of Turmeric powder
- Add one to two teaspoons of red chili powder. Use as per your own taste.
- Add two teaspoons of coriander powder
- Add a teaspoon of all spice powder. This is optional and used for the flavor only.
- Add salt to taste
Step 7: Make a Paste of All Ingredients
- Blend all ingredients together with tomato paste to make the masala.
- Remove the masala paste from blender and keep separately.
- You may find lots of these masala still sticking to the blender and its lid.
- Add clean water to the blender and shake well with the lid on.
- Now all the left-over paste is mixed with water. Drain and keep this water in a bowl. We can use it in our cooking latter.
Step 8: Preparation Step-1
- Heat a frying pan over medium flame and add a tablespoon of cooking oil
- When the oil is hot enough, add a handful of curry leaves
- Add the onion paste and mix well.
- Add the Ginger - Garlic - Chili paste.
- Cook over medium heat till the raw smell disappears from the mix.
Step 9: Preparation Step-2
- Add the masala paste to ingredients in the frying pan
- Add the masala-water (Which we used to clean the blender) to the pan and mix well
- You can add more clean water so that the gravy can accommodate about eight eggs.
Step 10: Keep the Eggs Ready
- In the mean time, take eight eggs and clean them
- Break open the eggs at one end, preferably the large end as shown in the picture.
- Keep these eggs ready in an egg holder or in such a container so that they do not spill out.
Step 11: Bring the Masala Mix to a Boil
- Now increase the flame. The masala mix in the frying pan should reach a high temperature and should boil before we add the eggs.
Step 12: Add Eggs
- Once the gravy reaches a high temperature and starts boiling, bring the flame to a very low.
- Add the eggs one by one to the hot gravy so that the contents off the egg is deposited at one place.
- You can add all eggs to the pan so that they all are separate and not touching each other.
- Keep the flame at the lowest possible. If you increase the flame at this point, the eggs will disintegrate.
Use the egg shells to fertilize your rose plants.
Step 13: Slow Cook the Eggs
- Keep cooking on low flame till the eggs harden. Check with a ladle without breaking the eggs
- Add handful of mint and coriander leaves on top
Step 14: Egg Curry Is Ready
- After about 10 minutes over low flame, the eggs are properly cooked.
- Remove the pan from the stove and transfer the Egg Curry to a serving dish.
Step 15: How Does It Taste ?
Take an egg from the gravy, split open with a spoon and taste it...
It is different...
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