Monday, July 26, 2010

Egg Kalia ( a special bengali egg curry)

Kalia is a Bengali cooking term which denotes a very rich preparation of fish, meat, egg even vegetables, using a fair amount of oil and ghee with a sauce usually based on ground ginger and onion paste and finally with a sprinkle of bengali Garam masala(a grounded powder of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves).

[For those who don't know, Bengali cuisine is originated in the eastern state of India, West Bengal]

Today, I'm sharing Egg Kalia preperation which is very delicious and satisfying meal anytime of the day for anyone, especially for egg-lovers.


Ingredients : 
Hard Boiled Egg : 3-4
Onion : 2(medium)
Ginger : 1"piece
Garlic : 3 clovesGreen chilli : 1 or 2 ( as per taste)
Tomato : 1(medium)
Turmeric Powder : 2 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Oil (Mustard oil poreferbly) : 2 tblsp.
Ghee(clarified butter) : 1 tblsp.
Whole garam masala : 2 cardamoms, 4 cloves and 2(1") sticks of cinnamon
Garam Masala powder : 2 tsp.(a grounded powder of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves)
Fresh coriander leaves : a little (to garnish)


Method : 
  • Preperation : Boil the egg in enough water for at least 10 minutes. Take them out, take the shells out, smear a pinch of salt and turmeric powder over them and keep aside. Cut onions in long, thin slices. Make a smooth paste of ginger, garlic and green chilli. Chop the tomatoes
  • Heat oil in a pan. If using mustard oil, wait until smoke goes off, then add boiled eggs. Fry until light brown from all sides. Keep them aside.
  • In the same oil, throw all whole garam masalas at one time, when they start to splutter, add thinly sliced onions. Lower the heat and fry onions until it turns brown, then add sugar ( adding sugar while frying onions, gives the curry a nice golden color). 
  • Fry for another minute, then add ginger-garlic-chilli paste. Stir well to mix the paste with onions, then add chopped tomatoes and turmeric and chilli powder. Add 1 tblsp. of water and mix spices well. Stir well until tomatoes get soft and oil comes out from the spices.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and add salt to taste. Add fried eggs and let them cook. When gravy thickens, sprinkle the ghee and garam masala powder over it. Mix well with the gravy and take the pan off the heat.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. 
  • Serve hot.................and enjoy............................
This egg preperation is an excellent side dish which goes very well with chapati/paratha or with any Indian bread and even with hot rice. 

So, sending this egg-cellent side dish to SIDE DISH SHOWDOWN, theme of this month : anything goes, hosted and created by Cinnamon Girl of Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice


12 comments:

  1. Looks delicious....and spicy ...perfect for this weather

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  2. Thanks, priti..you are right, this is perfect for rainy and gloomy days like today

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  3. Dear Indrani
    Very nice Kalia. Actually I have been scratching my head to use a recipe and here you are. I am going to make egg Kalia exactly as per your recipe. I like your use of right quantity of Turmeric ..any less amount wont give that reach look and taste I am sure.
    Bhalo theko

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  4. Such a tempting, delicious and mouthwatering egg curry, thanks for sharing dear.

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  5. Yummy!!! It looks super delicious

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  6. Eggs in gravy..looks so delicious and thick!

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  7. i love egg n this egg curry looks sooo delicious n inviting ....drooling here

    Satya
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  8. garam bhater sange ei kalia pele amar aar kichchuti lagbe naaaaaa

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  9. even I make egg curry like this..looks yummilicious..Thanks for sharing!

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  10. a very tempting dish.. and love to see another wonderful space...

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