Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tarkari Per Eda - Eggs on the veggies

This parsi dish is perfect for any brunch get together. What's more, it doesn't involve too much preparation since we are using even the frozen veggies, if you have some ginger-garlic paste and a few eggs in the refrigerator, it gets ready in no time. and it certainly, earns some accolades from your guests too!

Tarkari Per Eda - (serves 6)
Eggs on the vegetables
1 lb frozen mixed veggies, thawed and drained
2 potatoes, peeled & diced
salt to taste
1 tsp kitchen king masala/garam masala (or per taste)
6 eggs
freshly crushed black pepper (per taste)

1 tbsp oil or amul butter
1 medium onion, minced, approx. = 1/2 cup
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp cilantro/coriander leaves, minced

Suggested Accompaniment
Buttered (or smart balanced!) toast
Tomato Ketchup

1. In a deep frying pan, heat oil or ghee.
2. Add cumin seeds & turmeric powder. As they start spluttering, add onion and ginger-garlic paste. Stir fry till onion changes color. Now, add garam masala/kitchen king masala. Stir well.
3. Now add potatoes. Saute till they are almost cooked but not mushed. Add the remaining veggies and salt to taste. Cover and let it cook for 7 minutes till all the veggies are well done.
4. Now carefully, make 6 holes using the back of a spoon as shown below.

5. Switch the gas to lowest. Crack each egg inside each hole. Sprinkle some salt and black pepper over each egg as shown below. Increase the heat to medium.
6. Let it cook till eggs appear to be set completely. Using a knife, make sure that the yellow yolk is completely cooked.
7. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Using a knife, carefully cut 6 wedges of the "pie".
8. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
9. Serve with buttered toast & tomato ketchup.

Note -
1. I used the frozen veggies that included yellow corn, carrots, green beans, bell peppers, green peas. If using the frozen veggies, make sure that they are thawed and drained completely. Otherwise the excess water may ruin the dish.
2. If you want, you can just use the egg white in the above recipe.
3. You can make it spicier by adding chili powder and/or green chili paste or hot sauce.
4. I served it with just plain wheat bread, however, buttered toast tastes better!;-)

This post is my entry to RCI - Parsi cuisine hosted by me!
RCI event is started by Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine.


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