Egg curry or Anda curry or Baida curry

What do you make on a Sunday night when groceries are low and motivation to cook is even lower....yes #EggCurry is the solution. 

Here's what I do, since I am allergic to eggs. I divide the gravy into two parts and add a can of tuna to mine and make it with eggs for Mr N.

There are many variations of an egg curry, but the one I, or rather Mr N liked is this one. 

Pic Courtesy- A Close Friend :)

Ingredients: Serves 2-3
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Onions roughly chopped
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 5 Cloves
  • 5 Black pepper corns
  • 1/2 tbsp.Poppy seeds or  Khup khus 
  • 1 inch piece of cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tbsp. Kanda Lasun (KL) Masala or use grated coconut 
  • 1/2 tbsp. Garam, mixed or fish masala- I use fish masala 
  • Pinch of asafoetida or hing
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric power
  • 1-2 tsp. Red chilli powder 
  • Freshly chopped coriander for garnishing 
  • Salt to taste
  • Water for cooking
  • 2 tbsp Oil
To make the paste-
  1. Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan. To that add the sliced onions, cloves, poppy seeds, cinnamon, coconut or KL masala and black pepper corns. 
  2. Roast till onions turn slight golden brown.
  3. Let the mixture cool a bit, then blend into a paste. Use some water to blend into a smooth paste. 
To make the curry-
  1. In the same pan add the remaining oil. 
  2. Add the finely chopped onions, asafoetida, chilli powder and turmeric. Cook till onions are translucent. 
  3. Now add the paste and cook for 2-3 mins stirring continuously so nothing burns. Add some water if needed.
  4. Now add any masala of your choice, I add fish masala, mix and cook for a minute. 
  5. Add salt to taste. 
  6. Add enough water and cook covered till it boils.
  7. This is where I split the gravy into two. I add half of it to a smaller pan and add my can of tuna. Cook covered for 5 mins. Please skip this step if you are making this just with eggs.
  8. In the remaining gravy and add 2 boiled eggs. Cook covered for 5 mins and pour some gravy over the eggs to give more flavour.
  9. Turn off heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with Roti or steamed rice. So that's our dinner on a Sunday night. Do give this a try and let me know how you like it. 

This recipe is inspired by Archana's Rasoi on IFN Channel

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