When I first started my cookin’ a curry journey I didn’t know what I as doing. My husband will attest to that. He was my guinea pig throughout my early experiments. My mom would often complain that we didn’t know how to cook but then wouldn’t let us in the kitchen because of the mess that would inevitably ensue. So over the past couple of years, through youtube, google and practice I’ve gotten pretty good. The curry base stays pretty much the same so once you get that down it gets a lot easier.
Here’s an easy recipe even a beginner (like my early-self) can master. If you love eggs, you’ll love this curry. It goes great with some roti, paratha or rice. My personal recommendation is some yummy Veechu Roti (coming soon on the blog) to sop up all that drool worthy gravy.
- 2 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 tsp fennel seeds
- few curry leaves (omit if you don’t have)
- 2-3 tbsp oil of choice
- 4-5 hard boiled eggs (peeled)
- 1 onion chopped
- 1-3 green chilies chopped (depending on your spice level)
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 2-4 cloves garlic peeled/chopped
- 1 inch ginger peeled/grated or chopped
- 1-3 tbsp red curry powder (depending on your spice level)
- 1 tsp tumeric
- 1 tbsp garam masala powder
- salt to taste
- 1-1 1/2 cup water
- few sprigs cilantro chopped
- Hard boil and peel eggs.
2. Chop all your vegetables ( onion, tomato, green chilies, garlic, ginger, cilantro)
3. In a pot, heat oil until warm and add fennel, mustard and curry leaves. Let saute until aromatic and slight sputtering sound occurs.
4. Add onions and green chilies, saute until onions are slightly transparent.
5. Add tomatoes and cook until softened and a gravy starts to form.
6. Add chili powder, tumeric and garam masala. Cook until raw smell disappears about 1-2 minutes.
7.. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Then add water and salt as needed.
8. Cover with lid and let cook until sauce thickens and oil begins to separate. Check periodically and add salt if needed.
9. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with rice or flat bread of choice.
Hope you enjoyed this recipe! Let me know your thoughts if you try it 🙂