Egg Pepper Fry doesn’t need any introduction, as such its one such easy peasy recipe, its a regular at my home for lunch or dinner as a side for rice. Simple rasam sadam with this spicy egg fry is what i need at the end of a busy day…. usually the day when there is no big planning for lunch or dinner or when i run out of veggies/meat… just straight head to my refrigerator, grab few eggs and blindly hard boil and fix a simple meal. I hope this would be the case in many household especially on a boring monday 😉 Now you have a simple recipe that you can fix in less than 30 minutes…..
|Ingredients for coarse grinding|
|Black peppercorns||1 & 1/2 tablespoons|
|Fennel seeds||1 tablespoon|
|Ingredients for Saute|
|Onions (Sliced)||1 cup|
|Green Chili (slit open)||3|
|Tomato (chopped)||1/4 cup|
|Garlic (lightly crushed)||6 cloves|
|Turmeric powder||1/4 teaspoon|
|Red Chili powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Coriander powder||1 teaspoon|
|Salt||1/2 teaspoon or to taste|
|Fennel seeds||1 teaspoon|
|Fresh Curry leaves||5 leaves or more if u like|
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Now lets get into recipe which is good when you make with freshly ground black pepper, fennel seeds and curry leaves… so compromise on that! Grind the above mentioned black pepper and fennel to a coarse texture and keep it ready. Hard boil eggs ( How to make perfect hard boiled eggs )and slice them into half and keep it ready.
Heat oil in a kadai or pan and temper with fresh curry leaves and fennel seeds.
Let it sizzle a bit….
Add in slit open green chilies, sliced onions and crushed garlic. Fry till they turn light brown and crisp.
Add in chopped tomatoes and cook them till soft and mushy.
Add in turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt. Fry them for few minutes to get them cook a bit to remove the raw smell.
Now crush fresh black pepper and fennel seeds to a coarse texture and add it to the onion tomato mixture. Fry over medium high flame for few minutes to brown them a bit. The masala will turn slightly dry when you keep frying them.
Add in hard boiled eggs cut into half to the masala. Bring the flame to sim and tightly toss the masala over the egg and cook for few minutes to coat the masala all over.
Make sure you coat and cook them over low flame on either side of the egg. Make it gentle otherwise you may end up breaking the egg pieces… Now switch off and its all yours!
- Serves 4 adults
- Like I said please use freshly ground black pepper and fennel seeds to get the most of the flavor.
- If you prefer more spicy, then throw in extra green chili or hike up the red chili powder a bit.