Thursday, 12 August 2010

Mutta Roast/ Egg Roast (A simple Kerala Style Egg Curry)



Ramadan Mubarak to all out there. Blessed Ramadan is here and I was mentally getting prepared to fast the long days of not-so-warm England. Unlike in India or UAE where I grew up and spend my childhood, fasting days are very much longer here. Fasting starts at  (Suhoor) 3:53 am to be precise during the beginning of Ramadan and Iftar is at 8:53 pm. And mental preparation is what is needed mostly to keep me going. The thought of early Iftar we used to have back in UAE and India would make me feel  hungry I guess!! At least the weather is really good, so I shouldn’t be complaining and I take it as a positive perspective. So when it comes to the eating period, there isn’t much of a time. No sufficient time to have both snacks and the main dinner that we normally devour during Ramadan. During this Ramadan, we are thinking of breaking fast with lots of fresh fruit and then carry on to main dinner later on, so mostly no snacks this time, until I crave for something so traditional. And all craving peaks when you fast and you are really hungry.If you would like to read more on Ramadan and other great articles, please visit Islamgreatreligion.

Anyways, this is one post that I intended to post many a days back, but kept me aloof purely out of laziness. This is not a post related to Ramadan by any means, but something that I prepare regularly as a break from non-veg curries. I came across this recipe from Maria’s blog long back and have been making it ever since with slight modification with regards to spices and consistency to suit my family. I used to prepare chicken, mutton and beef exactly in same manner, but never I thought I could prepare that way with eggs too. Simple yet spicy, this scurry goes well with anything – Appam, paratta, chappaatti, poori, battura, pathiri etc etc.


Mutta Roast / Egg Roast (A Simple Kerala Egg Gravy)
Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

4-5 hardboiled eggs
3 medium size onions thinly sliced (2 1/2 cups)
1 large tomato, chopped (120g, ½ heaped cup)
1 TBSP minced ginger
1 TBSP minced garlic
2 green Chillies
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp Red chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
3 Tbsp cooking oil
¼ - ¾ cup water (Add water depending on how thick or thin you like your gravy)
2 twigs curry leaves
4 tbsp coconut milk powder
½ cup hot water
Salt – as required
½ tsp Garam masala

Preparation:

1.Heat a sauce pan and add oil. When hot, Add sliced onions, slit chillies, one twig of curry leaves and salt and saut√© on medium flame for about 15-20 minutes or until onion turns golden in colour.

2. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, on low-medium heat.

3. Add in chopped tomatoes, cover and cook for few minutes until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.

4. Add coriander powder, paprika powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder and stir well to combine.

5. Add ½ - ¾ cup water; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes

6 Make coconut milk by mixing coconut milk powder with hot water and add it to the curry along with boiled eggs. Add another twig of curry leaf and garam masala. Cover and swirl the pan carefully.

Bring to boil, reduce the heat and cook for further 2 minutes.

Notes:

1.In the recipe you can see that I have used paprika. You can add just regular chilli powder or kashmiri chilli powder and add or decrease as per your liking. Here, I wanted colour and less heat. So I added more paprika and less chilli powder.

2. If you don't like the coconuty taste, just add water and still it would be perfect. You can avoid adding water at all at this stage, if you want your gravy to be really thick.

3. I normally add the eggs as whole by making deep slits on them to allow masala to permeate through. When you add halved eggs, the yolks seperate and get mushed up i n the gravy. It is upto your taste, how you like it to be.

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This Curry goes to 'Show Me Your Curry' event HOsted by Divya of 'Dil Se'.

32 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks spicy and tasty...I luv egg gravies....ur version temtps me to try it...beautiful clicks as usual :)

Pavithra Srihari said...

wow, this one makes me to go to the kitchen straght away to make it ... love it ... very beautiful click

Happy Cook said...

Looks so so creamy delicous, I have seen this in her place too.
I am the only one who like egg curry here so i never makes it. Wish i had this .
In the DB post they are red curants.

Vrinda said...

Ramadan Mubarak Shab...Mutta curry looks spicy n yummm,nice shots...

Kairali sisters said...

Shabs..Gravy looks super..I can see my enjoying eeverybit of it with parottas :-)Super egg roast..

Rachana said...

Happy Ramadan to you and your family!

Awesome click!

Sarah Naveen said...

nice clicks..looks so perfect and yummy!!!

Satya said...

looks sooooo delicious n tempting ..love this egg curry

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Nitha said...

Egg curry looks delicious.. But my eye is stuck on the cup in the background.. Thats a cute piece..

divya said...

very tempting and inviting recipe.

Radhika said...

This post comes when I am craving for some home made food I mean Mom made or cooked by someone else. Sigh. And Happy Ramadan to you and your family. I think the cold weather should help you from being hungry.

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow ..tempting mutta curry, love with appam.

Jehanne said...

Hi again Shabs,
Today I tried your Usbu al-zainab recipe for my family iftar and they turned out wonderful, thanks a million for recipe! you are v generous, I hope when you find job, you don't neglect the blog as it seems to be my daily saviour for trying out new recipes now!
When you have time, pls post more recipes, and I will do the same on my dormant blog, so we can do some exchange.

? said...

Tempting and looks delicious as usual!

Kamalika said...

All time favourite...the dish looks too inviting....

PranisKitchen said...

ramadan mubarak to u and ur family..
The egg curry looks simply awesome.. with appam what a best combo.. really tempting pic

Foodie Ann said...

Hi Shabs the pictures looks perfect....I love ur presentation style...:)

BTW...the juice concentrate will stay good for 1 week for sure in the refrigerator... Mine got over in 1 week....My mom makes squash with passion fruit and it stays good very long....
I drew the puff pastry pictures using paint brush....:)

Shabs.. said...

Thanks all for the wishes and comments..

@nitha...i thought that was cute when i bought it too....but iam bored of that cup now...looking for some new ones now:)

Jehanne...thanks for the fedback again....Just today, my hubby was asking me to make it and take it for iftar at friends place tomorrow!It's so good, isnt it?..we go crazy with that one!.Thanks for the lovely comment dear....BTW, can i have a link for ur bloggie....couldnt gt connected form the link..

Regards,
shab

aipi said...

Hey shabs, first time here..loving your beautiful space with so many awesome recipes..loved your lemon cake n book marked your murukku recipe..:)
Egg roast looks delightful..
will b visiting often
do drop in at my space sometime,
take care
aipi
http://usmasala.blogspot.com/

Divya Kudua said...

One of my fave quick fix curries.Though I don't eat eggs,I find cooking with eggs saves a lot of time.This one's bookmarked!

Saju Sharfu said...

hi,
i am doing good..was busy..in laws are visiting.everything going fine..due in sept..not much blogging nowdays...

Mallugirl said...

here its from 4.30 to 8pm.. u are right.. its mostly mental.:))

Maria said...

thanks dear :) I love your pic and it looks so creamy. I also make it with coconut milk at times...

Cheers
Maria

Slateum Pencilum said...

3:50 to 8:50.. Wow.. That seems a very very long one.
Wish you a very happy and rewarding Ramadaan.

I am planning to try out more and more recipes from here and will update as I make.

Thanks for all your effort in sharing.

Barbara Bakes said...

Great pictures. The white dish and dark background really showcases the beautiful color of the curry.

Shabs.. said...

Thank u all for stopping by..

Akila said...

awesome one.... love ur dishes...

http://www.akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

Asha @ FSK said...

I love muttai curry!!! :)))))) love the photos!

Susan and Abraham said...

and some appam please......

Treasure Of Islam said...

hmmmmmmm! It looks yummy!!
I'm definitely going to try it !
thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

ur gravy looks verrrry tempting n i tried it today.... it came out very well... n tastes delicious!!! thnx a lot for posting...

lookinf forward to many .. :-)

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