Recipe (Serves 2):
Eggs - 2
All-purpose potatoes - 1 medium
Mustard oil - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Minced onions - 1/3 cup
Garlic - 1 medium clove, smashed
Ginger root - 3/4 tsp, minced
Serranos (green chillies) - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - 1/2 cup
Cayenne pepper/ Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
Peel the potatoes and slice crosswise into 1/2" thick discs. Set aside in a bowl of water.
In a shallow sauce pan, heat oil over medium-high heat until just beginning to smoke.
Remove from heat and let cool for a minute.
Return to medium heat and add cumin.
Saute for 20 seconds and add fenugreek and saute for 10 seconds.
Add onions and saute for a few minutes.
Add garlic, ginger and chillies and saute until the onions are golden.
Reduce the heat to medium-low if the mixture begins to burn before the onions are golden.
Add coriander and turmeric and stir until fragrant.
Pour water and add salt and return to a gentle boil.
Drain the potatoes and layer in the pan, making sure that they are covered with liquid.
Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender.
Break the eggs carefully over the top of potatoes.
Again, cover and cook until the eggs are set.
Sprinkle cayenne/red chilly powder on top.
Serve over rice.
Source: Complete book of Indian Cooking by Suneeta Vaswani.
- I used Golden Yukon potatoes.
- The mustard oil is heated and cooled because it has an element toxic to some people. Heating it to smoking point neutralizes this and makes it safe for cooking. (Courtesy: The original cookbook). I just used vegetable oil, and skipped the heating-cooling step.
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