Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Ande Ka Funda

Eggs make a valuable contribution to a healthy, balanced diet. They are an excellent source of high quality protein.

There is even a song about eggs which goes like this :
Aao Sikhao Tume Ande Ka Funda
Yeh Nahin Pyare Koi Maamule Banda
Is Mein Chhupa Hai Jeevan Ka Fal Safa
TV Pe Bhi Dikhaye Ke Roz Khaao Anda!!!

Egg Curry with Rice

I always use eggs for cooking, when I do not have much time, or when I am tired after a long day and don't want to spend hours in the kitchen. They are so versatile and can be used in cooking in many ways. The egg curry below is one of the fastest and quickest one, if you have hardboiled eggs ready in the fridge.

  1. When buying eggs, open the carton to be sure none of the eggs are cracked; discard any that are, they may have bacteria that might contaminate the egg.
  2. Be sure to store the eggs in the original egg carton in the refrigerator. Don’t take them out and put them in the door. Every time the refrigerator door is opened it exposes the egg to the room temperature.
  3. To tell if an egg is hard-cooked or raw, place the egg on its side and spin it evenly on a level surface; if it wobbles, it is raw.
  4. If an egg is accidentally dropped on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for easy clean up.
  5. You cannot hard-cook eggs in a microwave (they'll explode), but if you find after peeling an egg that it is not quite done at the center, pierce it once or twice with a fork, set microwave to medium power and cook the egg for 10 to 20 seconds before checking if it is done.

Egg curry:

Eggs : 5, hardboiled
Onions : 6, finely sliced
Green Chilies : 5, finely chopped
Ginger-Garlic Paste : 1 Tbsp
Red Chili powder : 1 tsp
Garam Masala : 1 Tbsp
Haldi/Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
Salt, to taste
Corriander, for garnish


0-5 mins:
Slicing of onions and chopping green chilies.
In the mean time, pressure cook rice.

5-10 mins:
Heat oil, in a wide pan, add the ingredients for tadka(jeera and mustard seeds).
Add onions and chilies and haldi.

10-15 mins:
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till golden brown.
Add salt, red chili powder and garam masala.

15-20 mins:
Add the eggs and fry for few more mins.

20-25 mins:
Add chopped corriander, adjust salt and remove from heat.

25-30 mins:
Serve hot with Rice :)

Egg Curry with Rice

And the Verdict:
Simple and easy.
A perfect comforting food after a long tiring day!!

Food Event:
This is my entry for the Summer express Cooking event being hosted by MalluGirl of Malabar Spices.


Padmaja said...

simple and amazing recipe!!
I love anda in any form!!!!
and u'r dish looks yummy!!

Saju said...

I love the photos, anda look so delish, the recipe is quick and simple.

Raaga said...

have to have to try!

Truffle said...

I've never seen curry photographed so beautifully before and your recipe sounds wonderful.

Srivalli said...

great picture cinnamon...your photos come out so well...and so tempting..


Laavanya said...

Tempting egg curry with lots of fried onions... :)

archana said...

Looks good, but i don't eat eggs cakes are exceptions ;)

Asha said...

BEAUTY!! Really mouthwatering dish.Great job girl!:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a great recipe....Beautiful pictures....YUM!

TBC said...

Nice recipe. I make something very similar but add some tomatoes too.
Great entry!

Jyothi said...

Hi Cinnamon! cool and yummy recipe for great event. Looks fabulous dear. I will try this. Thanks for sharing.

Sharmi said...

that is nice, I add tomatoes.

Sri said...

Looks Yummy Cinnamon ;-) Tempting :-)

sunita said...

I remember the song very well...and the'anda' is an all-time favourite in our house..your's look 'fandastic';)

bhags said...

The snaps are amazing.....and the recipe is simple and delicious

Tee said...

What a simple and tasty recipe...your pictures make it so tempting !

Cynthia said...

Cinnamon, you have inspired me, I am going to cook curried eggs with aloo next week. Yours has me drooling.

Neelam said...

Hey I remember that song of ande ka funda! Nice and easy recipe. And thanks for those useful tips.

Sig said...

Beautiful pics... and loved the title :D , My egg curry recipe is very similar...I too go for eggs for many quick fix dinners...

Cinnamon said...

ThankYou everyone, for the Lovely comments!!

Cinnamon said...

Padmaja. I love anda in any form too :)
Saju, Thank You!
Raaga, DO try it let me know, how u liked it!
Truffle and Valli, Thank You!
Laavanya, The fried onions make it even more delicious!
Archana, its ok if u dont eat eggs, but we can feast with our eyes :)
Asha, Sukanya, Thank You!
Tbc, Sharmi, ya tomatoes will add even more taste and flavor!
Jyothi, Try and share it :)
Sri, Bhags, Tee, Thank You Girls!
Sunita, ya the song is very funny!!
Cynthia, waiting for ur curried eggs dear!
Neelam, Sig Thank You!!

SeeC said...

Innovative title. Loved the dish.
Very tempting.

Padma said...

hey...guess what today I made anda curry for lunch...very traditional recipe in Andhra and I love the addition on too much of onions...great pics!

Apple said...

Hey Spanz...'m a diehard lover of eggs..your recipe tastes great....I make it very often..tiramisu kooda bavundi...I wanted to make it by myself..but 'm too I just buy off-shelf and guttukku mings...

Nags said...

i have an egg curry recipe which is almost the same :)

me and my roomy make it all the time.. in fact, its our staple food over weekdays..

nice pic!

Sandeepa said...

I love, love, love eggs. Recently because of the hubby's cholesterol, our egg eating has taken a dip though

Your egg recipe looks great and those lyrics...loved them

lakshmi said...

i have been off andas for a while now. must have been the incessant omelette breakfasts while at a hostel for two years. :)

but though i dont like eggs anymore - i think your photos look really cook. i usually dont find egg curry good to look at - but yours looks wonderful.

Pooja V said...

Delicious looking Ande ka funda. I am not egg lover but i really liked this one.

Raaga said...

So, did you check out my version... I tried to remember the stuff that you used... but was too tired to log in :-)