An easy recipe to prepare so that work can be easy. Serve Egg Roast with Appam, pathiri,chappati, iddiyappam , puttu or orotti. This recipe takes less time to prepare so as come under the category of the “Easy to Cook recipe”. The preparation of sauted onion is the time consuming process in the recipe. It takes 5 to 10 minutes and the remaining process will be over in another 5 minutes. This recipe is so tasty that it could find a place in an Indian cook book by a foreigner. Rick Stein had mentioned of Egg Roast in his book, “India cookbook” and this is one of the finest Indian cookbook written by a foreigner. This recipe is a fine blend of non spicy Kashmiri chilli and Indian masala sauteed in a succulent onion mix and also a slight tanginess of tomato gives the best taste to the simmered boiled eggs.
The Boiled eggs are roasted mildly in the gravy and thus matches with the name egg roast for the dish..
Four medium sized onion.
One teaspoon of ginger paste(one small piece of ginger).
Two, less spicy Green chillies copped.
One teaspoon Kashmiri chilli powder (can increase or decrease as per your spice tolerance).
Quarter teaspoon turmeric powder.
Two medium sized tomato chopped.
Half teaspoon of home made garam masala. (If not home made you need to add more, say doube of it)
Coconut oil for sauteing onion ( You can use oil of your choice )
Add salt as per need..
Keep the egg in water for boiling so that boiled egg is ready in around 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the shell and keep the egg aside.
Take a pan so that the oil can be heated
Add onion in to it and saute for 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomato and green chilli in to it and saute. The taste of the dish depends upon the sauteing of the onion and tomato. So saute the onion tomato mix properly so that the onion should be translucent.
Add ginger paste in to it and saute till the raw taste of ginger is gone.
Before adding remaining ingredients, take the one half of the onion tomato mix. Put in a mixer grinder and grind it so that the gravy will get a fine texture.
Add the grinded ingredients back in the pan.
This will give gravy a rich texture. Once the whole set is saute, add chilli powder, turmeric powder and Home made Garam masala in to it.
Add a bit of oil and roast the masala in low flame till the mix is slightly dark in colour from its original colour. Make sure the masala is not burnt.
Slit the hard boiled egg and add in to the gravy.
Add a small cup of water in to it and simmer the egg in a low flame in the gravy for a while.
Remove the pan from the flame when the gravy is of right consistency.
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