Thursday, April 8, 2010

Eggs n spinach gravy



"Eggs n spinach gravy" is a name, hard to accept right? Sorry i definitely could not bring myself to call it Palak Anda. That sounds even more weird to me. It is definitely a derivative of our Palak panner  but still don't know why i can't make it real simple calling it Palak anda. Just a freaking name adds a "dhum" to the dish. I can imagine my in-house critic (husband) asking if i substituted the eggs for panner in the palak panner recipe. I did not want my answer to be an" Yes" to my ever triumphant critic this time. So conceived the concept from the palak panner recipe and gave more shape and taste to it. This dish tastes nothing subtle like palak panner but has the dhum of any spicy gravy. No folks i am not against palak panner but just want to stop this comparison between the cousins. Yes i can call "Eggs n spinach gravy" a second cousin of palak panner. Must not forget to mention that the occasion that made me come out with this dish was my friend Rosy's birthday. I sent her over this gravy with rotis and potato bondas. I hope she liked it.The recipe....

Ingredients

2 cups spinach chopped
1 cup onions chopped
1 cup tomato chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
3-4 eggs hard boiled
1 tsp poppy seeds
1"cinnamon
1tsp jeera
1tsp fennel seeds
2 cloves
1-2tsp sambar powder or any curry powder(adjust measure acc to spice level)
1/2tsp garam masala
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 sugar
2tsp oil
1 tsp butter
1 tsp cilantro chopped

Method

In a skillet heat the butter and add the jeera, fennel, cinnamon, clove, and half the quantity of onions and
saute them. When the onion turns transparent, add half the quantity of tomatoes and saute them. Finally add chopped spinach with poppy seeds and cook it till just done and switch off the stove and cool it and grind it in to a coarse paste .Add in required water to give u the gravy consistency. Now again heat the skillet and add the oil and once hot, add the onions and leave till it turns glossy and then add the ginger garlic paste. Saute till you get a good smell and add the remaining tomatoes and saute it. Add the sambar powder and garam masala  once the mixture is cooked. Pour in the ground spinach gravy too and add salt according to the quantity now. Pierce the egg with a folk making several small holes in them and float them inside the gravy.Bring everything to a boil , add the sugar and put off the stove and add the lime juice before you serve.Garnish with cilantro!

6 comments:

  1. Viji, this sounds interesting. I love the scrambled eggs with spinach but never tried a gravy ...

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  2. sounds delicious... i LOVE palak AND eggs... please teach your cousin to cook the next time you meet him. ;)

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  3. You are right. the name needs to be superb for the dish to shine :)

    The recipe though known, but the dish looks nice and tempting.

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  4. nice reading about the palak anda..no the egg n spinach curry looks so delicious.very good recipe.thanks for sharing.
    looking forward to get more recipe ideas form u .following u yarr.do visit my blog too if u get a chance

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  5. Sounds interesting .. never tried this way.. all the post now u posted are awesome..

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