Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Egg Chatpata

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Well,I am sharing a new dish made out of egg,its been a while I tried egg recipes.Egg,as we all know is one of the best sources of protein,but at the same time,high in cholesterol too.I wanted to strike a balance between taste and health..I was wanting to try something new,not the same gravy or burji or omelet :))..So,came this egg chatpata!!!It is similar to chilly paneer..It was a hit in my house:))..You can try it as a starter for your next party,all will love it!!!

1) Hard boiled eggs - 6 to 8
For the coating:
2) Chic pea flour(besan) - 2 1/2tblsp
3) Coriander cumin powder - 1tsp
4) Egg masala powder(can use garam masala too) - 1tsp
5) Red chilly powder - 1tsp
6) Salt - to taste
7) Saffron color(optional)- a pinch
8) Oil - 2tblsp
For the sauce:
9) Oil - 1tblsp
10)Curry leaves - few
11)Green chillies - to taste
12)Cumin seeds - 1/2tsp
13)Hing - a pinch
14)Onions thinly sliced - 1/2cup
15)Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
16)Soy sauce - 1tsp
17)ketchup - 1tsp
18)hot sauce(optional) - few dashes
19)Pepper powder - to taste
For garnish
20)fresh coriander leaves
21)Lemon juice - few dashes

Remove the egg shells and cut the eggs in to half.Take out the yolk(if you wish to keep it,you can,I removed it for the health reasons and at our house we are not a big fan of egg yolks:0)Chop the eggs into big chunks.Keep aside.

Take a mixing bowl,add all the ingredients required to coat the egg pieces.Mix it into a thick batter,by adding just enough water.Add the egg pieces to it.See to that the batter is just coated over the eggs.Set aside.

Take a big pan,heat oil and shallow fry the eggs gently(do not fry too long the eggs become rubbery)Take out the eggs and drain it on a kitchen towel.Keep aside.

In the same pan,add oil if needed.Keep the stove on medium high.Next,add cumin seeds and then onions.Fry till translucent.Add curry leaves,ginger garlic paste,green chillies,hing,saute for a minute.Next,add the three sauces and saute carefully(it will splatter)till the sauce becomes thick,dry and is absorbed by the onions.Now,time to add the eggs,do not saute the egg too long,just allow the sauces to coat the eggs.Adjust salt and add pepper powder.Switch off the stove.

Transfer to a serving bowl.Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.

Hot yummy egg chatpata is ready!!! Enjoy...

Note:You can substitute potatoes for eggs.Par boil the potatoes and follow the same procedure.I have tasted similar kind of starter in Chennai...

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