Category Archives: Eggs

Aloo cutlets – Potato Patties

Ingredients:

7 Large potatoes

½ an onion

1 – 2 green chilies

Handful of cilantro leaves

½ tsp red chili powder

½ tsp cumin powder

Salt to taste

Pepper (optional)

3 eggs

1½ cup of breadcrumbs

Oil to fry

Method:

Boil and mash potatoes

 

Add finely chopped onions, green chilies and cilantro leaves

Add the red chili, cumin powder and salt to taste

Add 1 egg

Mash and mix all the ingredients very well (will become slightly pasty – knead with your hand if needed)

Make into circular patties with your hand and place on wax paper

Keep three bowls aside

1 – with 2 of the whipped eggs

2 – with the breadcrumbs (you can use a plate if you prefer)

3 – with plain water

Dip the cutlet/patty into the whipped egg


Remove and place them into breadcrumbs

Cover patty properly with breadcrumbs

The bowl of water is just for your fingers when they get sticky (from the egg and breadcrumb mixture)

Place the patties on the wax paper as well

Once completed

Heat oil

Fry the cutlets/patties till golden brown

 

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Spicy Egg salad without Mayo

So this is a quick option for lunch and my version of a spicy egg salad sandwich without Mayo.

Ingredients:
2 hard boiled eggs
1 tbs of chopped Onion
1 tbs of chopped spinach
1 tbs of chopped green onions
1/2 tsp of chopped green chilly
Salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste

For one sandwhich:
2 slices of bread or an English muffin
1/2 tsp of butter or margarine
1 slice of cheese

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Method:
Crush and mix the above ingredients well.
Place on toast or English Muffin. (You can apply butter or margarine on the toast for more flavor).
Add a slice of cheese if desired.
Melt the cheese by placing the sandwich in the microwave for less than 20 seconds.
Slice in half and eat 🙂

Note: you can add lettuce as well if desired to the sandwich.

I had leftover egg salad for later. You can probably make 2 sandwiches with toast and 3 with English Muffins with the above ingredients and 2 hard boiled eggs.

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Egg (Khagina inspired) served on Whole Wheat Orzo

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So I have midterms this week hence I am all set to make me some easy sustainable food that can last me 2 to 3 meals before I have to end up cooking again.

This Khagina inspired egg dish turned out to be absolutely delicious and rather easy to make.

Ingredients:
5 large Eggs
1 chopped Onion (large) or (2 medium sized onions)
1 chopped Tomato (small)
2 chopped Green Chilies (optional – I didn’t have any at home)
Handful chopped Baby Spinach
Handful chopped Cilantro
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Garlic paste
½ tsp Red Chili powder (if you are using green chili reduce this to ¼ tsp)
½ tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
3 tbs of Oil
½ cup of water
2 cups cooked Whole Wheat Orzo (cooked as per the instructions on the box)

Method:
In a pan add the oil and fry the onions till golden brown.
Add the chopped tomato and green chili.
Fry for a few minutes and add the ginger and garlic paste.
Cook till the raw smell disappears.
Add ½ a cup of water.

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Add salt, red chili and turmeric powder.
Mix well.
Break the eggs and pour directly into the curry.
Do not whisk the egg or break it!!!
Add chopped spinach and cilantro leaves.

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Once the egg starts solidifying, flip the egg over and let it cook some more.
Cook till almost all of the water disappears (this may take some time).
If you see any remnants of egg white pieces breaking off you can mix them a little bit with the cilantro and spinach mixture.
Try and keep most of the egg intact.
Once the eggs are firm and browned on either side serve hot.
You can eat this with rice or roti.

I have served this with a bed of salad, topped with whole-wheat orzo and one egg.

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Since it is just two of us at home, I mixed the remaining egg mixture with the cooked orzo and set aside for later indulgence.

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Enjoy ☺

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Spicy Omelet Paratha

So I wasn’t in the mood to cook today but I was as usual very hungry. Hence this was a yummy lunch with very little effort.

Ingredients:
1 frozen paratha (I used a frozen stuffed peas paratha you can even use a plain paratha or make your own. Remember I was in a hurry to eat :-p)
2 eggs – beaten
1/2 an onion – diced
1/2 handful spinach – (optional) – chopped
1/2 a handful lettuce mix
1/2 a handful shredded mozzarella
1 or 1/2 green chili (as per taste) – diced
Salt, Pepper and Cayenne pepper (as per taste)
1 tbs oil

Method:
In a frying pan add 1 tbs of oil and the frozen paratha.
In a separate bowl add the eggs, green chili, chopped onion, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and whisk well.
Cook the paratha half way on both sides.
On one side pour the whisked egg on the paratha and lower the flame to medium/low heat so the paratha doesn’t burn.
Let the edges of the egg cook well enough where it can be lifted without a problem.
The top of the paratha will be a bit runny.
Quickly flip the paratha (some of the egg will be left behind on the pan while flipping but that’s completely okay as it will set with the runny side once flipped).
Cook for a minute and re-flip.
Now add your mozzarella cheese, spinach and lettuce.
Fold and cook for a minute.
If you can; flip it one last time (do not attempt this if it’s hard for you to do).
Serve with spicy chutney.

Eat a hearty lunch with ease 🙂

P.S if anyone needs more pictures let me know I will remake it and add it on.

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