This is a great weekday meal as it doesn’t take a lot of prep or cook time and yet, it turns out as one of those special meals.
By Kankana Saxena
I prepared this egg curry inspired from Kerala style of cooking with coconut and fresh curry leaves. It would have tasted more flavorful with freshly grated coconut but since I don’t have a coconut grater, I had to go with the store bought unsweetened shredded ones. It was still creamy, sweet and the fresh curry leaves added that robust floral flavor.
- 4 eggs, hard-boiled
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cardamom pods
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ½ inch ginger, grated
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 green chili finely chopped
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 5 fresh curry leaves
- 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon all-purpose flour
- Cut the hard-boiled egg in half and rub it lightly with all-purpose flour, salt, turmeric and chili powder. In a pan, heat some oil and fry the eggs for a couple of minutes. Keep it aside once done. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a deep pan or wok. Add cinnamon stick, cardamom pods and allow it to infuse the oil for a minute. Add garlic, ginger and onion. Sprinkle salt and sauté until onion turns light golden brown. Should take about 3 to 4 minutes. Next, add curry leaves, green chili and turmeric powder. Give a stir and pour unsweetened shredded coconut. Add a little bit of water and cook for 2 more minutes. Finally, drop the fried hard-boiled eggs and add garam masala powder. Check for salt and add any, if required. Allow it to cook for a minute more. If it’s too dry and you prefer it with more gravy, add water or coconut milk and continue cooking for a few more minutes. Serve it warm with Indian flat bread or steamed rice.