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Egg curry with cauliflower and potato in coconut milk ( Narkel dudhe dim , fulkopi r alu )

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My Bubu ( grandma) had magical hands !! With a little stroke of her fingers every ordinary food used to turn out to be extra-ordinary !!!! The recipe I’m sharing today is one of my most favorites amongst all the “out of the world” creations of my grandma . My Mom and Aunts make them too , and they do a pretty good job but nothing comes closer to Bubu’s version . She will always be the best .
This is my humble endeavour to replicate my Bubu’s version.

Ingredients:

4 eggs ( hard boiled)
Cauliflower ( microwaved for 3 minutes or steamed)
Potatoes
4 green cardamoms
2 small sticks of cinnamon
2 bayleaves
1/3 rd cup onion paste
1 tea spoon ( heaped) ginger paste
1/2 tbl spoon garlic paste
1 and 1/2 tea spoon red chili powder
1 level tea spoon turmeric powder
1 tea spoon dry roasted cumin powder ( bhaja jeerar guro)
Salt to taste
1/2 cup thick coconut milk mixed in 1/4 th cup water*
Whole Green and red chilies
1/2 tea spoon sugar ( optional , but increases taste)
Vegetable oil

Other ingredient:

Some extra turmeric and red chili powder to rub the eggs before frying.
Ghee ( optional )

* Those who cannot get fresh coconut milk , try my way . I used maggie coconut powder . Mix 1/4 th cup regular milk with 1/4 th cup water . Now add 2-3 tbl spoon coconut powder into it and mix well . use this in your gravy .

Procedure:

1. Rub turmeric , chili powder and salt on the hard boiled eggs and keep aside for half n hour before frying .

2. Fry the eggs in the oil until the skin is little crispy and lightly brown . Take out the eggs from the oil. Fry the potatoes too and take them out too .

3. Now in the same oil add the whole garam masalas and fry for a while . Add the onion paste , ginger paste and garlic paste . Cook adding little water . Add the chili , turmeric powder and salt . Cook very well adding water little by little . Add the cauliflower and potato . If you wish you can steam or microwave the potatoes prior cooking . I did microwave the cauliflower for 3 minutes before I started cooking . It helps to save time without compromising the taste .
Add little water and the eggs . Now add the coconut milk and the whole green chilies . Cook until the gravy thickens . Add little sugar before turning off the stove .. If you wish , you may spread a tbl spoon of ghee at this pont . Sprinkle dry roasted cumin powder at the end .

Serve with plain rice or polau .

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Egg Cream Korma

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Egg Cream Korma :

Ingredients :

6 boiled eggs
1/3 rd cup onion paste
2 tea spoon ginger paste
1/4 th cup yogurt , beaten
1 cup , thick milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cinnamon stick ( 1″ long)
4 green cardamoms
1 bay leaf
1 tea spoon raisin paste ( optional)
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Split green chilies
Keora water

Procedure :

1. Heat ghee and fry the eggs for a while . Keep them aside .

2 . Add whole garam masalas and fry for a while . Add the onion -ginger paste . Cook well adding water little by little . Add the beaten yogurt . Cook well .

3. Add the milk and the eggs . After few minutes add the cream , salt , sugar and split green chilies . Cook until the desired consistency comes !! Sprinkle some keora water .

Serve with polau !!

My special egg kofta in coconut milk , mustard gravy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My special egg kofta in coconut milk , mustard gravy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My special egg kofta in coconut milk , mustard gravy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I already posted Egg kofta recipe in my previous two posts . Please clik the link below to find out the basic recipe of egg kofta ;

Here’s one
https://khadizaskitchen.com/2013/03/07/egg-kofta-with-wax-gourd-in-coconut-milk/

Here’s another one
https://khadizaskitchen.com/2013/01/15/microwave-egg-kofta-curry/

Now the gravy is bit different from other two posts. You just have to follow the basic egg kofta recipe. Cut it into pieces and now it’s time to cook it in coconut milk , mustard gravy; 😀

Ingredients for the gravy:

1/3 rd cup onion paste
Half a teaspoon ginger paste
Half a tea spoon garlic paste
Half a teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 bayleaf
1 tbl spoon of yellow mustard paste
Half a cup of thick coconut milk
Salt to taste
Oil
Green Chilies

Procedure:

1. Heat oil and then add the bayleaf. Add the onion paste , ginger paste, garlic paste . Add little water , now add the chili, turmeric powder , salt. Cook well adding water little by little .

2. Mix the mustard paste into coconut milk. Add into the spices. Add another cup of water . Now add the sliced kofta pieces. Cook in the medium low flame . The gravy needs to get into the kofta .

3. When The gravy is reduced, add the whole green chilies . Cook for another few minutes. When it comes to the desired consistency , turn off the heat and keep it on the stove with lid on .

Serve with hot plain rice or khichuri or even with polau/pilaf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tortilla de Patata / Spanish omelette

Tortilla de Patata / Spanish omelette

Tortilla de Patata / Spanish omelette , an improvised version of classic Spanish omelette.

Ingredients:

3 eggs
1 large potato
1 medium sized onion, sliced
Bell peppers/capsicum, chopped
Tomato, chopped
Mushroom, 1/4th cup
Chopped shrimp 1/4th cup
Grated Cheese (optional)
Crushed black pepper, 1/4th teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil

You may add crunchy beef fry , sausage, chicken, carrot in it .

Procedure:

1. Peel the potatoes and cut half lengthwise. Now slice them thin ( it would look like potato chips cut, but a little thicker than it). It is not necessary to slice the potatoes paper thin but try to make thin, should be like thick crisps. Rub them with salt.

2. Fry the potatoes in oil . The oil should be over potatoes. It’s not deep frying but you need more oil than usual. leave the potatoes in the pan until they are cooked . When it breaks into two , if u poke a piece of potato , it is done . It shoudn’t be crispy or burnt. Add the mushroom, onion, bell peppers into it . Fry for a while . Now drain the excess oil and let them cool.

3. Whisk the eggs , now add crushed black pepper , salt, the cooked potato, mushroom, onion, bellpeppers. Add chopped shrimp and tomatoes. Mix well but don’t break the potatoes.

4. Take a non-stick pan and wipe the pan with little oil . Don’t heat it too much , otherwise the omelette will be burnt at the bottom. The heat should be on medium flame. pour the mixture into the pan. Allow the egg to cook around the edges. Add the grated cheese if you like. With a spatula keep scraping the edges of the omelette. Reduce the heat of the stove a bit. When the bottom is done or it comes away from the pan if you try with spatula , its time for turn it over to cook the other side. Don’t try to do it with your spatula, it may break. So we are going to use a little trick here.

5. Take a plate and put it over the pan . Put one hand on the top of the plate and with the other hand hold the handle of the pan and flip over. So the omelette flips on the plate without breaking.

6. Wipe the pan again with little oil and transfer the omelette into the pan again and cook the other side on medium heat.

7. Serve hot!!!!!!!

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Notes:

1. The smaller pan you take the more volume you will get . So always use small pan to have the volume and fluffy look.

2. People who are on diet or loves to eat healthy, they can always boil the potato instead of frying and may take 2 egg whites and 1 egg with yolk to make it more healthy.

Egg Kofta with Wax Gourd in coconut milk

Egg Kofta with Wax Gourd in coconut milk

Egg Kofta with Wax Gourd in coconut milk

This is a fusion of two different recipes of my mom. One is egg kofta and other is Wax gourd/ chaalkumra in coconut milk. Both are my favorites..I combined two recipes in one and it tasted too good. In original recipe my mom used to steam the egg mixture like pudding or flan. We used to call that JHAAl PUDDING or “Savory Pudding” . Then she would slice them and cook in gravy of our choice. Sometimes in coconut milk, sometimes regular curry way. Here, I didn’t steam the kofta, instead I microwave them for two minutes. Huge time saving!!!!!!!!!!!! The whole preparation took me less than 20 minutes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I already posted microwave egg kofta curry previously. There I used cup for making Cup kofta, but today I gave it the original , authentic look. Here’s the link of my Microwave egg kofta curry..
https://khadizaskitchen.com/2013/01/15/microwave-egg-kofta-curry/

Ingredients:

For kofta:

3 eggs
Half of one medium sized potato ( boiled and mashed)
Half a teaspoon garlic paste
Half a teaspoon ginger paste
Little turmeric powder
Little chili powder
salt

Other ingredient:

Wax gourd or chaalkumra cut in thick square or cube.

For gravy:

6 tbl spoon of onion paste
1 teaspoon of ginger paste
Half a teaspoon of garlic paste
Half teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of chili powder ( or according to taste)
1/4th teaspoon of coriander powder
1 cup of medium thick coconut milk
Bayleaf, cinnamon, cardamom
Cumin seed and cardamom- roasted and grinded together into a powder.
salt to taste
oil

Cooking Method:

1.For Kofta beat 3 eggs and blend it with mashed potato ( half of one medium sized potato), little ginger-garlic paste, little turmeric powder, chili powder and salt.

2. Now pour some of the mixture into a greased square box. The kofta will rise up to the top of the box,so pour only half of the box at a time..Microwave for 2 minute or until done …You can also pour the mixture into a greased microwave oven proof dish and bake it like a cake.Then slice it and cook it in the gravy.
In the original recipe it’s being poured into a mould and was cooked on steam like pudding. That is how it looks after slicing.

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3. In the mean time fry the wax gourds in oil . Before frying , rub them with little salt and turmeric. Don’t deep fry them. Heat oil in another wok . Add bayleaf, Cinnamon and fry a little. Then add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric-chili, coriander powder and salt..cook adding water little by little. Now add 2/3 rd cup of water and 1 cup of coconut milk.Add the kofta and gourd . Cover the lid.. I used Maggie coconut milk powder . To enhance taste , I Mixed my coconut milk powder in regular milk while making the coconut milk.

4. Cook them on medium low heat. The koftas may expand a little, so make sure the gravy should go into the koftas..

5. Microwave Cumin seed and 2/3 cardamoms. Grind them into a powder. Add them into the gravy.Add some green chilies too.

6. Turn off the heat and let it be on the stove like that for 5/10 minutes with the lid on until oil separates.

Enjoy with plain rice or pilaf/ Polau !!!!!!!!!!!!

Notes:

1. Always use small boxes for thick volume of kofta.

2. When done, don’t try to unmold the pudding as it may break from the bottom. Just slice keeping them on the box and take out the pieces from the box.

3. Make sure the gravy goes into the koftas.

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Dim-Aloo-Posto ( Egg curry in poppy seed paste and with potato)

Dim-Aloo-Posto ( Egg curry in poppy seed paste and with potato)

Dim-Aloo-Posto ( Egg curry in poppy seed paste and with potato)

Ingredients:

3 eggs (hard boiled)
potato, boiled and cubed, 1 medium
onion paste 1 medium
Poppy seed 4 tbl spoon
Turmeric powder half teaspoon
Red chili powder 1 tea spoon
Green chilies
Bayleaf, Cardamom and cinnamon
salt to taste
oil

Cooking Method:

1. Make the poppy seed paste.For that crush the poppy seed very well in a grinder. Now add water to make a smooth paste. Your “POSTO BATA” /poppy seed paste is ready..:)

2. Rub little turmeric , chili powder on the eggs.Cut the eggs into halves. Fry both sides carefully in oil. Fry the potatoes.

3. In a pan heat oil, add the bayleaf, cinnamon and cardamom. Fry for a while. Add the onion paste. Add Chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cook well adding water little by little. Now add the poppy seed paste.Cook for a minute. Add little water and put the eggs and potatoes. Cover the lid .Add some green chilies just few minutes back you turn off your stove.

Serve hot with rice..

Notes:

1. To peel the eggs easily add little salt in the water while boiling the eggs.

2. You may add yellow mustard in this recipe too. For this just add 1 tea spoon of mustard with the poppy seed. Grind them into a smooth powder and add water to make a paste.

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Yummy Super Quick Egg Jumbo Sandwich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yummy Super Quick Egg Sandwich with a twist

Yummy Super Quick Egg Sandwich with a little improvisation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are gonna love this 3 layered gigantic sandwich!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

Ingredients:

1 or 2 eggs (boiled)
Butter
Mayonnaise
Peanut butter (Crunchy)
Crushed black pepper
grated carrot, cucumber,
Sliced onion
mushroom
cream cheese
salt to taste
little sugar

Cooking method:

Spread for the first layer:

1. cut the boiled eggs into small pieces and fry them in little butter with little amount of salt for a while.Let it cool.

2. In a bowl take mayonnaise and beat nice with a fork and mix a little sugar and crushed black pepper with it. Add the grated carrot, cucumber, onion and the fried boiled egg.

Your spreading is ready.

Spread for the second layer:

Take enough from the first basic egg spreading and add melted or soften crunchy peanut butter. To soften the peanut butter you may microwave the peanut butter in a small bowl for few seconds. I took the crunchy one coz I love that crunchy feeling under my teeth…

your second spreading is ready too.

Spread for the third layer:

Mushroom-cream cheese spread.

For this cut the mushrooms into small pieces.. Sautee them in oil for few minutes. Blend them with cream cheese. Add crushed black pepper. Your Mushroom-cream cheese spread is ready.

Cut the crusts off the bread and spread with soft butter or margarine. Then Spread over the fillings. Your very yummy, super quick Jumbo Sandwich is ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Microwave Egg Kofta Curry

Microwave Egg Kofta Curry

Microwave Egg Kofta Curry

1.For Kofta beat 3 eggs and blend it with mashed potato ( half of one medium sized potato), little ginger-garlic paste, little turmeric powder, chili powder and salt.

2. Now pour some of the mixture into a greased cup. The kofta will rise up to the top of the cup so pour only half of the cup at a time..Microwave for 1 minute..For 3 eggs You will Have 4 cup Kofta..You can also pour the mixture into a greased micowave oven proof dish and bake it like a cake.Then slice it and cook it in the gravy.

3. Heat oil in an wok . Add bayleaf, Cinnamon and fry a little. Then add onion paste, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric-chili, corriander powder and salt..cook adding water little by little. Now add 2/3 rd cup of water and 1 cup of thick coconut milk.Add the kofta and cover the lid..

4. Cook them on medium low heat. The koftas may expand a little, so make sure the gravy should go into the koftas..

5. Microwave Cumin seed and 2/3 cardamoms. Grind them into a powder. Add them into the gravy.Add some green chilies too.

6. Turn off the heat and let it be on the stove like that for 5/10 minutes with the lid on..

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Egg / Dimer Korma with coconut milk

Egg / Dimer Korma with coconut milk

Egg / Dimer Korma with coconut milk

Ingredients: 4 egg( boiled), Coconut Milk 1 Cup , ginger paste 1 tbl spoon, onion paste 2 tbl spoon, chopped onion 1 medium, garam masala ( elach, darchini, tejpata), salt to taste, sugar to taste,raisins…

In a pan heat oil+ghee..Fry the eggs…Keep them aside..Add the whole garam masala..Fry it for a minute..Add chopped onoin…Fry them till they r soft and almost golden brown…Add onion, ginger paste, salt…Add little water and stir it well…add coconut milk…Then the eggs… taste…Add the green chillies… u may add raisins if u want.. Bon A Petit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poached Egg Curry in Coconut milk

Poached Egg Curry in Coconut milk

Poached Egg Curry in Coconut milk

Ingredients:

4 Eggs
Onion paste 4 tbl spoon
Ginger paste 2 tea spoon
Garlic paste 2 tea spoon
Turmeric powder
Chili Powder
Whole cardamom, cinnamon, bayleaf
oil
salt to taste
Coconut milk 1 and half cup
Garam masla Powder half tea spoon
Roasted cumin powder to taste

1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan or wok.

2. Add bayleaf, cardamom and cinnamon . Fry a little, then add onion paste, garlic paste, ginger paste, turmeric powder, chili powder, salt and little water.

3. Cook all the spices adding water little by little, that we call ” Koshano” in Bangla..

4. After the ” koshano” is done pretty nice add the coconut milk..

5. Break in the eggs one by one. Break carefully so that the yolk remain intact.Now pour them into the gravy.

6. Cover the lid and let it cook on medium low heat for 15 min or until the egg is cooked…

7. Add some green chilies and sprinkle roasted jeera/cumin powder and garam masala powder before u turn off the stove..

Serve with plain rice.It tastes so good. I bet you are gonna fall in love with this wonderful curry!!!!!!!!! Bon a Petit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!