Spongy Egg Curry (Dry)

Spongy Egg Curry is a easy, tasty and a little fancy looking curry. For all those who love eating eggs daily here is the recipe. Once you prepare spongy egg cubes you can use them to prepare both dry and gravy curry.They look like Paneer cubes and the options of using those cubes are unlimited. Just replace Paneer pieces with spongy egg pieces to  prepare all the paneer recipes.You can also prepare  egg fried rice using spongy egg pieces. Today i am preparing spongy egg curry(dry). This curry can go well with Steamed rice,Roti or Poori. This  curry is ideal  both for preparing regularly or  for serving in parties and  special occasions. 

Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 15 Minutes
Serves: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  1. Eggs: 6
  2. Onions: 3 Medium sized(s)
  3. Green Chilli: 4 to 5 (finely chopped)
  4. Curry leaves: 6 to 8
  5. Dried Mint: 1 Tablespoon (crushed)
  6. Salt: 1 Teaspoon (according to taste)
  7. Turmeric: ½ Teaspoon
  8. Red chilli powder: ½ Teaspoon
  9. Cumin powder: ½ Teaspoon
  10. Coriander powder: ½ Teaspoon
  11. Pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  12. Garam masala powder: A pinch
  13. Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  14. Fresh Coriander leaves: Few for garnishing
  15. Mustard seeds,Cumin seeds,Chana dal:  1 Teaspoon
  16. Dry red chilli: 1(broken)

Procedure:

  1. Take a bowl.Break 6 eggs and add ½ teaspoon of salt and some pepper powder.          IMG_2644
  2. Beat eggs for 2 to 3 minutes to become a little fluffy.                                                                IMG_2648
  3. Pour eggs mixture into a greased dish.                                                                                           IMG_2649
  4. Put the greased dish in the steamer. Cover the lid.                                                                    
  5. Steam eggs mixture in a steamer for 8 to 10 minutes.   IMG_2657
  6. Remove the steamed egg mixture bowl from the steamer and allow to cool for 2 minutes.IMG_2670
  7. Run the knife through the sides of the dish. Flip the egg mixture upside down and tap the dish to remove the steamed egg mixture.                                                                               IMG_2673
  8. Cut the steamed egg mixture into cubes. Keep aside.         
  9. Take a pan and pour 1 Tablespoon of Oil and add Mustard seeds,Chana dal,Cumin seeds,1 dry Red chilli.  IMG_2666
  10. When Mustard seeds starts crackle add Curry leaves,sliced onions and chopped green chilli.IMG_2667
  11. Fry onions till they become soft and pink.IMG_2671
  12. Add steamed Egg cubes and toss to mix.IMG_2682
  13. Add Red chilli powder,Turmeric, Cumin powder,Garam masala powder,Coriander powder and mix everything gently.                                                                                                  IMG_2686
  14. Adjust the seasoning. Add crushed dried mint and fresh coriander leaves and toss a little.Allow to cook for 2 minutes on slow fire. Remove from the fire.            IMG_2687
  15. Transfer the Egg Curry to a serving bowl.  IMG_2690
  16. Serve Spongy Egg Curry along with Steamed Rice, Roti or Poori.                                          IMG_2706                    

Note:

If you want this curry to be spicy you can increase the amount of green chillies and red chilli powder. If you want 2 inch thickness of the Egg cubes use medium sized greased dish. If the diameter of the dish is more you will get very thin pieces.If you steam the egg mixture for longer time the egg mixture will become hard, so ensure that your cooking time is about 8 to 10 minutes. Ideal time to steam the mixture is  for 6 to 8 minutes depending on the thickness of the egg mixture.

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