Thursday, September 27, 2012

Poached Egg Curry

Have been sick for a while. Hubby kept everything ready and left for work. There was ‘Kancha Lonka Murgi’ (he made) sitting in the Refrigerator which I had for Lunch. But the Cook-Freak in me started nipping as soon as it was evening. I had to make something. Checked my stockpile and found that I only had Eggs, no Meat, no Fish. I was bored of Egg-Curry and did not want to make it. My Father makes this nice curry with Omelettes in it, but I am not very fond of it. So I decided to make the same Curry with Poached Eggs.

Here is what you will need:

This will serve 2 people.

1.   Eggs – 4
2.   Onions – 2 medium – chopped
3.   Ginger Paste – 1tsp
4.   Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
5.   Green Chilli Paste – 1 tsp
6.   Tomato – 1 medium – chopped – (I used Tomato Puree)
7.   Baby Potatoes – 7-8 peeled (Regular Potatoes can also be cubed and used)
8.   Bay Leaves -2
9.   Green Cardamom – 2
10.                 Cloves - 2
11.                Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
12.                Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
13.                 Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
14.                 Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp + 4 times ½ tsp for 4 Poached Eggs
15.                 Black Pepper Powder – 4 times ½ tsp for 4 Poached Eggs
16.                 Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
17.                 Salt to taste
18.                 Sugar to balance
19.                 Mustard Oil – 3 tbsp (Any other Oil of your choice can also be used)
20.                 Cooking Oil – 4 tsp - to make the Poached Eggs


·         Heat 1 tsp of Oil in a Pan and break the Eggs into it one at a time and make the Poached Eggs – sprinkle some Salt, ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder & ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder on it. Once one side is done, flip it and fry the side (with the yolk) lightly as well. Keep.

·         Smear a little Turmeric Powder and Salt on the baby Potatoes and fry in hot oil for sometime till they turn golden.

·         In a Pan, heat 3 tbsp of Mustard Oil, add the Bay Leaves, Green Cardamoms and Cloves – let them sizzle.

·         Add a pinch of Turmeric Powder and 1 tsp of Sugar.

·         Add the chopped Onions and let them caramelize.

·         Once a little towards translucent, add the Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli Paste – stir for a few minutes.

·         Add the chopped Tomatoes or Tomato Puree – cook till the Tomatoes are almost done.

·         Add Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Turmeric Powder and cook till the dry spices are cooked.

·         Add the fried baby Potatoes.

·         Add desired amount of Water for the gravy, cover and cook till the Potatoes are done.

·         Once done and the gravy is as per desired, drop the Poached Eggs into the gravy.

·         Garnish with broken Green Chillies and server with Plain White Rice.

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