Its been more than 10 years and I still remember that day, my to be Mother-in-Law was in the hospital and that’s where I was called by In-Laws to first see me. It was nothing serious my Mom-in-law had some stones and those were removed, so a light after-surgery day. It was a short notice, I being myself, I didn’t even once think of going to a salon to get the facial, I instead thought of something else.
My mom has always taught me to take fruits or flowers for someone you go to meet at the hospital. We being punjabis ; Fruits is a big no no. I mean Punjabis do not eat Apples and Oranges when assisting someone at the hospital. I did, however, take fruits and flowers, I just added some aloo parathas and egg curry to it. I knew the Hospital cafeterias are pathetic and they might be bored of eating Dalias and Khichidies.
IT WORKED WONDERS , they absolutely loved it !!! I didnt know my Father-in-law was a big foodie. He still remembers it and asks me to prepare it for him. You too impress your loved ones. See the recipe below :
Oil – 2 tbsp
Onion – 1 Large, finely chopped
Tomato – 1 cup – finely chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Rajmah Masala – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Chili powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala – a pinch (optional)
Eggs – 6, hard boiled and peeled
Cilantro – chopped 1/4 cup
For Making the Dry Curry : I know that’s an oxymoron I used but what else do I call it
- Boil Eggs separately.
- Heat Oil in a skillet or a pan on medium flame.
- Add Cumin Seeds, when the cumin seeds popup, add onions and saute.
- When the onions turn brown, add Ginger-Garlic paste. Saute for another minute or so.
- Then add tomotoes to it.Add salt, Turmeric, Coriander Powder want to and cook well.Add half the cilantro.
- Add some Rajmah Masala now.
- Cut eggs the boiled eggs into halves and slide the gravy on top of them.
- Garnish the dish with the remaining Cilantro leaves.
- It is a dry dish so the onion and tomato dry gravy should be fully cooked before you serve.
- Add eggs only after you are done cooking.
- I used chopped Onions and Tomatoes to make this 11 years ago. For the ones in the picture I used onions and tomato paste blended in the blender. Either way works out good.
- If you don’t want to use Rajmah Masala – add Bhuna Jeera powder -1/4 tsp, a pinch of black pepper powder and a pinch of Garam Masala.
- You can add 2 tsp of yoghurt (optional) after the onion tomato paste is half cooked.