Sometimes weeknight dinner are hard given the long day at work, driving in traffic what & what not but still the tummy craves for no shortcut elaborative meals. This recipe a perfect fit for that. If you read it, you will feel like it’s a long process & better to make on weekends. But trust me, it gets ready in less than an hour & will be or your dining table before you know it.
- 5 boiled eggs, 4 slitted and 1 grated.
- 1/4th cup dried shredded coconut
- 1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- ½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- 2 green chilies (Optional)
- 5 tablespoon oil, divided in (2:2:1 tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon red chili powder + 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- 2 tablespoon kolhapuri masala or onion garlic masala
- Salt as per taste
- Heat Pan and without adding oil, simply roast coconut on low flame till it turns dark brown. Remove from pan and keep aside till it cools down.
Now in the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil & add ginger,garlic & onion. Keep stirring till onion turns translucent. Remove from pan and keep it aside to cool down.
- Using same pan, heat 2 tablespoon oil and add 1 teaspoon chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder & pinch of salt on low flame. Keeping low flame is important here else spices will burn and ruin the taste.
Add 4 boiled & slitted eggs. Make sure those are well coated with these spices. Switch off the stove & Keep those eggs in pan.
- Grind coconut, ginger,garlic & onion along with cilantro and green chilies to a fine paste adding necessary water.Paste consistency should be absolutely thick and not watery.
- Heat remaining oil in heavy bottom pan and add above paste. Add 1 tablespoon of red chili powder and Kolhapuri masala. Mix well. Keep lid on and cook on low flame till oil starts to ooze out. It will take around 5-7 minutes. Now add the grated egg & boiled eggs. Mix well with wooden spatula so that eggs won’t break. Make sure those are coated with gravy. This is when you can adjust consistency of curry by adding water and yes of course salt too.
- Keep lid and cook it on low flame for 10-15 minutes. Since everything is already cooked, keep it on low flame so that eggs will have aroma and color of gravy.
Serve hot with steamed rice or any bread.
- If you can’t find Kolhapuri masala then you can use any curry powder. Taste will definitely change and yes color too but process will give you a definite delicious curry.
- You can omit or add number of green chilies based on your preferred spice level.
- Boiling & Peeling eggs, also making the coconut onion paste a day before will make this a quick dinner recipe.