Aug 19, 2014

Egg Curry

Egg Curry

Boy, am I glad to be back in my kitchen. Even though we took a 20ºC drop in temperature. It feels like autumn here.

We vacationed in Spain, Mallorca, and the hotel we choose turned out to serve absolutely horrible food. Nothing was fresh or properly cooked, it was a nightmare. Dried out cucumber slices and carrots and overcooked frozen fish is really gross, trust me on that. The rest of the hotel wasn’t all that either, but luckily there were some really great restaurants nearby.

One of them was an Indian & Nepalese restaurant that served the best butter chicken I’ve ever tasted. It made me crave even more Indian food and so, right after I got home, I strutted into the kitchen and whipped up what is now our new favourite lunch: egg curry with rice.

Simple, flavourful, just spicy enough (I use jalapeño instead of green chillies), hearty and hitting all the right spots. You’ll love those darn eggs like this!

 

Ingredients:

6 to 8 hardboiled eggs (2 pp)
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves
1 large jalapeño (or green chili)
1″ fresh ginger
2 ripe tomatoes
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp sunflower oil
salt to taste
cilantro or flat-leaf parsley for garnish

 

Directions:

 
The (cooled off) hardboiled eggs. You can also use soft-boiled eggs, if you like, just add them to the sauce whole.
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Cut an x in the bottom of the tomatoes, drop them in boiling water for a few seconds, peel them, squeeze out the seeds and finely chop them.
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Combine all spices.
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Here’s the main flavour: a bumbu made with onion, garlic, ginger and jalapeño. Remove the seeds from the jalapeño for a mellower flavour.
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You can use a food processor, immersion blender or go old school and use a mortar for mashing everything. We want the flavours to mingle.
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I finely mince everything and use my Tjobek (flat mortar), but I cheat a little by grating the ginger first.
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Then I mash the heck out of it all, until the jalapeño turns everything beautifully green.
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Heat the oil and cook the bumbu over low heat for about 5 minutes. Stir often, don’t let it brown or burn. Add the spices and give it an extra minute.
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Stir in the tomato pieces.
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And pour in all that luscious, creamy white coconut milk.
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Mix well, add salt to taste and bring it to a boil.
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Simmer the sauce for 2 to 3 minutes.
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Cut the eggs in half and gently add them with the yolk-side up.
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Spoon some of the sauce all over the eggs and continue to let it simmer until the eggs are warmed all the way through, 4 minutes or so.
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Check the seasoning and serve with rice or naan and peas. Garnish with finely minced cilantro, or flat-leaf parsley (if you’re a cilantro hater, like me).
 

Simple but so delicious!
Egg Curry

Egg Curry
Ingredients
    6 to 8 hardboiled eggs (2 pp)
    1 large onion
    2 garlic cloves
    1 large jalapeño (or green chili)
    1″ fresh ginger
    2 ripe tomatoes
    1/2 tsp turmeric
    1 tsp garam masala
    1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
    1/2 tsp chili powder
    1 cup coconut milk
    2 tbsp sunflower oil
    salt to taste
    cilantro or flat-leaf parsley for garnish

Directions
    I opted for (cooled off), hard-boiled eggs. You can also use soft-boiled eggs, if you like, just add them to the sauce whole.

    Cut an x in the bottom of the tomatoes, drop them in boiling water for a few seconds, peel them, squeeze out the seeds and finely chop them. Combine the spices in a small bowl.

    We need to turn the onion, ginger, jalapeño, and garlic into a puree. Remove the seeds from the jalapeño for a mellower flavour. You can use a food processor, immersion blender or go old school and use a mortar for mashing everything.

    Heat the oil and cook the bumbu over low heat for about 5 minutes. Stir often, don’t let it brown or burn. Add the spices and give it an extra minute. Stir in the tomato pieces and pour in the coconut milk. Mix well and add salt to taste.

    Simmer the sauce for 2 to 3 minutes. Cut the eggs in half and add them to the sauce yolk-side up. Spoon some of the sauce over the eggs and continue to let it simmer until the eggs are warmed through, about 4 minutes, or so. Check the seasoning and serve with rice or naan and peas. Garnish with finely minced cilantro, or flat-leaf parsley

Meal type: Lunch, Indian, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
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    8 Comments »

    1. 1

      Wow Kay! Glad you’re back ;) What a great recipe. I’ll try this later this week. I Love jalapenos. :)

      Sjaak Lebowski on Aug 19, 2014 @ 1:01 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Hey Kay,

      I am very impressed with you. The moment i saw the mail. I was like …wow ..Being an Indian myself have never cooked Egg Curry this way.. I mean i cook without Coconut milk. I am definitely gonna try this. You know in india also we don’t your Mortar anymore.. we all used mixie to make pastes. Kudos to you!
      Luv, Ashima
      -Rotterdam

      Ashima on Aug 19, 2014 @ 1:03 pm Reply
      1. I use my Tjobek for everything. I cook a lot of Indonesian food… that might explain it :)

        Kay on Aug 19, 2014 @ 1:13 pm Reply
    3. 3

      Oh you poor thing! Just imagine being a FOOD BLOGGER and then being served such junk your whole vacation! Specialy with the standard Dutch reaction to the question “how was your vacation?” being: “Great, the food was fantastic!”

      This recipe looks divine, and I’ll be sure to make it soon! You could probably sub cooked chicken for the eggs too.

      Guinan on Aug 20, 2014 @ 10:20 am Reply
    4. 4

      Eggs and curry are a match made in heaven. This looks great, I’ll even have it for breakfast (I have no problem having rice and pasta breakfast foods:))

      Nevine on Aug 21, 2014 @ 8:10 am Reply
    5. 5

      ontzetten lekker Kay. vanmiddag voor lunch met zijn vieren op een bult aan de voet van de pyreneeen in ons huis met vrienden 16 eieren soldaat gemaakt. ik ga het zeker weer maken

      annette on Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:49 pm Reply
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      You did not happen to stay in Costa Portals at Mallorca? I stayed there last week and the food I ate there was just as horrible as you describe it. Even gave me food poisoning. ;(

      I think my parents will like this dish, I should have bought those jalapenos I saw at the Amazing Oriental this afternoon. I now have a good reason to use my mortar!

      Skaai on Sep 2, 2014 @ 6:56 pm Reply
      1. No, we stayed at Alcudia Garden and it was pretty bad. The hotel was just as bad as the food, though: broken airco, terrible beds. Never again :)

        Kay on Sep 3, 2014 @ 8:59 am Reply

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