Friday, January 14, 2011

Egg Moillee (Egg Curry with Coconut Milk)

Recipe adapted by Aparna @ My Diverse Kitchen from The Vegetarian Menu Book by Vasantha Moorthy . This curry gives a silky smooth gravy and very mild taste egg curry.

6 eggs, hard boiled
2 large onions, sliced thin
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 -3 green chillies, slit lengthwise
½ tsp ginger paste
½ tsp garlic paste
½ tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp chili powder
1/4tsp black pepper powder
3 cardamom pods
4 cloves
2 small sticks cinnamon
2 bay leaves
4-5 tbsp ghee
thick milk from 1 coconut
1 sprig curry leaves
3 tbsp chopped coriander
salt to taste

Cut each egg in half. Heat the ghee in a pan and place the eggs with cut side face down. Shallow fry the egg halves, gently turning over, till golden brown. Remove from pan and keep aside.
To the remaining ghee, add the bay leaves, cardamom, cloves and cinnamom and stir a couple of times. Add the green chillies, stir and now add the sliced onions. Sauté till soft and golden in colour. Add the ginger and garlic pastes and sauté till the ghee separates.
Add the turmeric powder, curry leaves and tomatoes and allow to cook well.
When done add the coconut milk, 2 tbsp coriander leaves, salt and mix. Just bring to a boil and take off the heat immediately. If you allow the curry to boil after adding coconut milk, it will split. The consistency of the coconut milk gravy should be thick and sauce-like rather than watery.
To serve, place the shallow fried egg halves in a serving dish and pour the coconut milk curry over this. Garnish with remaining 1 tbsp coriander leaves.
Serve hot with chapathis/ parathas/ rice or aapams (fermented rice pancakes).

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