Diwali is gone and so are most of the festivals here in India. We had way too much of poori, kachori type of stuff. As yum as all of this stuff is, this Sunday called for a break. What else is more soothing on a long due lazy Sunday than good old ‘French Toast’. For the days when all you want to do is ‘NOTHING’, french toasts are perfect breakfast/brunch in my opinion. Continue reading →
I met scotch eggs recently. How? I gawk food pictures all day long, yes, I know I am pathetic that way. Ok, not all day long but as much as I can. There I saw this much loved English breakfast and picnic food ‘Scotch eggs’. Boiled eggs coated with minced or sausage meat, rolled in bread crumbs and fried; that’s what Scotch Eggs are. I jumped up when i saw this preparation. Even though I have never had Scotch Eggs but I definitely know of ‘Nargisi Kofta’, a mughali dish which is almost similar to Scotch eggs. Makes me think, how very primal food is and how it still binds us all. We may call ourselves different or one of a kind but different cuisines, different cultures, different people all are so chaotically intertwined, influenced and are connected in some mysterious cosmic way, that it becomes difficult to comprehend sometimes. Woah, that’s a lot for Scotch eggs I guess! Continue reading →
Shakshuka, this name may sound unfamiliar to you but it is synonymous with breakfast in Israel and it totally deserves it. I believe this is the breakfast which can make your whole day work. It is a happy breakfast, which reminds you of a lazy day,a vacation and all good things. It is nothing but eggs cooked in mildly spiced tomato sauce and topped with some cheese may be. When i first read about it, it sounded so Indian and very much what i have been making all my life, presentation was little different may be, if only that matters. Continue reading →
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! don’t we all know this, sigh! A good, healthy and balanced breakfast meal can charge you for the full day. But this is the meal when we all are in most hurry and out of ideas and so we just eat whatever we can grab, pick up the keys, lock the door and get out to fight the world. This is so not healthy and fair to our body and mind. A healthy and well fed you can be way more productive and happier than starting the day with some junk or just nothing. This is where egg recipes like egg roll, omelettes, boiled eggs(soft and hard) come in handy as they are easy to prepare and take little time.
Eggs are at the very top of my food pyramid as they are very nutritious and are considered a whole food. Also they are readily accesible and can be stored for a while in the fridge. Usually eggs are used for breakfast and baking but can be used for some real good main course recipes. Egg curry is one of those dishes and when done well it is a treat to have a taste of it with steamed rice. The mix of spices give a very unique taste to the boiled egg yolk and it is marvelous. In this preparation I have fried the eggs after boiling which gives them a nice fried outer layer which tastes very yummy in the curry. If you want you can skip the frying part and follow the rest of the recipe.
Think of breakfast and mostly eggs your first choice. I so love eggs that I can have them in any meals. In any form boiled, scrambled, baked, curry they taste equally delicious. What I love most about eggs is that you can never go wrong with these wonderful ovals and they deleciously go with everything.