Monday, December 5, 2011

Egg Malai Masala






I am seriously pissed off with the on and off load shedding in Bangalore. Just the moment you set your heart on watching an episode of your favourite serial, light would go out and come back exactly after the serial ends. Upon shifting to Bangalore, initially when we didn’t have the inverter installed, many a sleepless nights were spent due to such unexpected power cuts. Once during monsoon, there was a power cut for two days at a stretch. Unable to sleep at night we booked a room in a nearby hotel to sleep peacefully so that we could gear up for the next day's tight schedule. Inverter seems to be a sacrosanct need in Bangalore.
Now coming to the recipe, Egg Malai Masala is a mouth-watering egg curry to have with roti or rice. This one was written down on my precious diary way back during my growing years when taking my mother's words with all seriousness, I started believing that a time would come one day after my marriage when not knowing how to cook, I would starve and live on egg omelettes. In order to save myself from such predicament I started taking down recipes whatever came on newspapers or journals thinking that I would remain prepared to face the D-Day if ever such thing came up :D
Ingredients:                                      Cooking time: 15 minutes
ü  4 eggs (boiled and peeled)
ü  1 onion
ü  1 tsp turmeric powder
ü  5-6 green chillies
ü  2 cups of milk
ü  Few strands of celery or coriander leaves
ü  Salt to taste
ü  Black pepper powder to taste
ü  8-9 curry leaves (chopped)
ü  1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
ü  White oil for cooking
Method:
1) Cut the boiled eggs into two halves. Rub salt and turmeric powder on them.
2) In a blender, make a paste from onion, green chillies and celery.
3) Heat oil in a wok. Brown the eggs and keep them aside. Into the same oil, add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
4) Add the paste made out of onion, green chillies and celery. Sauté the mixture for 2 minutes till it turns translucent.
5) Add milk, salt and pepper powder. Simmer the gravy to a boiling a point. Add water if required.
6) Slide in the browned eggs. Sprinkle the chopped curry leaves on top. Stir in.
7) Simmer on medium heat for 1 minute. Serve hot.

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