How is everyone doing ? We had a bad weather break this week over the remembrance day. It is unexpected to get a heavy snowfall in November and believe me we had a snow storm this Monday, covering the entire roads and driveway with loads of snow. Seems there was an Artic Burst causing this to happen.
I am personally not a very huge fan of winters, because as the temperature drops by you have to sneak into the blanket, you start observing changes in your body and you feel little lethargic. But, to keep this aside, I know one always longes for a hearty curry during this weather – A nice spicy curry which opens up all the senses 🙂
With this, today I would be sharing the recipe of Egg Drop Curry. You must be thinking why Drop. haha..I would tell you later why ..
As we all know Egg is highly nutritious and a bag of protein. Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than the yolk. Eggs are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Even the egg yolk is considered to be a good fat source.
Recipe is as below:
Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 25 minutes, Calories : 260 calories/serving
- Oil – 2 tablespoons
- Eggs – 4 to 5 or as per requirement
- Cumin seeds – 1/2 tablespoon
- Black pepper seeds – 4 to 5
- Bay leaves – 2 to 3
- Finely chopped onions – 3
- Finely chopped tomatoes – 1 big tomato
- Ginger-Garlic paste – 1/2 tablespoon
- Salt – As per taste
- Turmeric Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Cumin Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Coriander Powder – 2 tablespoons.
- Garam Masala Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Chicken Masala Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
- Black Pepper Powder – pinch of it.
- Coriander leaves – to Garnish.
- In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, black pepper seeds and bay leaves.
- Once the cumin starts to splutter, add in the finely chopped onions.
- Fry the onions for 1 minute and add ginger garlic paste.
- Fry further until the smell of the ginger garlic paste goes away. Add little salt and turmeric at this point.
- You will see that the onions will turn golden brown and evenly fried all over.
- Now, add tomatoes and close the lid of the pan. Open the lid after 2-3 minutes.
- Now add all the dry spices like Cumin Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala Powder and Chicken Masala Powder. Add little water and allow it to cook for 10-12 minutes.
- You will observe that the tomatoes have fully cooked and oil starts getting released from the side of the mixture. This indicates that the spices are nicely done.
- Now once the spice mixture is ready, crack in eggs directly ( along with the yolk) in the pan.
- Do not disturb the yolk with a spoon as it may distort its shape.
- Now, cover the lid of the pan for 5-6 minutes.
- Open the lid, and you will see that the egg yolk has turned white at the top and is fully cooked from the bottom.
- Cook for another minute in an open lid.
- Garnish it with Black Pepper Powder and coriander leaves.
The dish is ready to be served. It goes really great with Chapatis and white Rice.
This is of course one of my favorite to go and to eat dish. See how simple it is!! We call it a drop because you simply drop in the eggs to the pan. There is no extra effort to boil or fry them.
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