Monday, March 3, 2008

Chettinad Egg Curry

Note: The Arusuvai (friendship chain) surprise packet arrived this weekend. I enjoy the secret ingredient sent by Dhiv & will post my recipe this week. If you like to participate & interested in the friendship link. Please drop a message or just a leave a comment

The Chettinad cuisine is well known for the spicy, fresh masala. I guess, everyone would have tasted the Chettinad Chicken once, which is very popular dish! If you google it , you will definitely come across many recipes on the net. The Karaikudi (Chettinad) cuisine is very famous for the non - vegetarian dishes. If you have already visited any Chettinad restaurant, they serve some amazing Chettinad thali (Veg & non-veg). All the dishes are fiery which we love it :)
Bored of same egg curry, kurma, and i tried to experiment this egg curry, which turns into an amazing treat for spicy palate.
Important Note: If ur spice level is low, better not to try this dish!
Chettinadu egg curry

Egg: 4 num hard-boiled
Onion: 1/2 diced
Tomato: 1
Oil: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Coriander leaves: 1 tsp minced (to garnish)
Salt: per ur taste

Masala: Roast with ½ tsp oil & grind into paste

Pear onion: 6 num
Chili: 4 num
Coriander seeds: 1 tsp
Poppy seeds: 1 ½ tsp
Cumin: 1/2 tsp
Fennel: 1/2 tsp
Peppercorn: ½ tsp
Cinnamon stick: 1/2
Clove: 1
Ginger: small piece
Garlic: 3 pods

Ground the masala.
Using fork or knife makes some holes to the egg.
Heat a pan with oil; sauté the onions followed by the tomato. When the tomato is done add the gound masala and fry until the raw smell disappear. Add ½ cup of water and drop the egg, curry leaves, salt and simmer the gravy until the desire consistency.
The spicy egg is ready to serve with plain rice or rotis.

For the Chettinadu chicken recipe , just add 1/4 coconut to the masala to be grind and double the amount of spices or check my other post.


Asha said...

Surprise pd, huh? Did yu use it in this dish. Looks delicious, we love egg curry here. We can always adjust the spices, right? Good one Cham!
I am expecting my Arusuvai too this week!:)

Cham said...

No surpise ingredient in the egg curry Asha :) I am just looking to pass the baton to foodie friends. I will post the surprise ingredient this week.

Dhivya said...

Cham dear spicy egg curry aaaaaa????my husband k will like these...will surely try this for him..pic looks yummy

Kalai said...

Looks great, Cham! Have just started eating egg curries recently and this looks delicious! :)

Uma said...

The curry looks so yummy, Cham!

Hey, you changed your profile pic. Looks great. By the way, in your profile page, under the contact my web page, the link is misspelled. Instead of blogspot, it is showing blodspot and taking to some other page. Check it.

Cham said...

Thank U so much Uma to pointing out the misspelling. I change my avatar every month :)
kalai Caution -it is spicy egg curry
DhivThe recipe is for spice lover,Dhiv :)

Lavanya Raj said...

Cham Your avatar looks quite good.. and chettinaad egg curry looks so spicy..i have to try this version for a change.

Happy cook said...

Yumm I love egg curry.I still have to convert hubby and daughter to egg curry as both of them are not fan. But i love them

Namratha said...

I can't wait to try this dish, especially after reading your warning on the spice :D Looks yummy!!

I would love to receive the Arusuvai :)

Laavanya said...

This looks great Cham .. have bookmarked it.

sandhya said...

Looks great... love spicy dishes... will surely try these...

Richa said...

gravy looks d-lish!
love chettinadu dishes, i get this dosa w/ chettinadu gobi at a restaurant nearby, Yum :)
thanks for dropping by my blog!

Meera said...

Wow, looks so good. Thanks for the recipe!

Cham said...

Lav Raj: Thanks 2 finding my avatar cute and my recipe 2 :)
Happy Cook: They are really missing some great egg recipes
Namratha: Loads of spice & Thank u for the Arusuvai link
Lavanya: can be tried with veg 2
Sandya: thanks
Richa:Bienvenue sur mon site.Lucky gal u ve a chettinad rest near by.....
Meera: Thanks Meera :)

Sia said...

fiery, spicy chettinad cuisine is my fav. good one cham:)

Sagari said...

what a delecious looking eggcurry cham

Anonymous said...

excellent recipe thank you