Sunday 25 March 2012

Chal Dhanno

"Nitin, please take over dinner tonight. I'm off colour."
"What do we have in the fridge? Nothing for pasta, I guess?"
"Not pasta again, phlueeze."
"Ok, lemme see. Otherwise we'll go to the gurudwara."
"Hey Dax, what do you cook when you want to cook nothing at all?"
"Do a takeaway or make potato or tomato or onion potato curry or veg rice." 
The reply came only this afternoon. When last night's Anda Curry is already digested. 
Pals, here's my recommendation. When you want to not cook, make Egg Curry. One can never go wrong with this one. 
1. 4 hard boiled eggs
2. 4- 6 medium sized boiled potatoes
3. 1 medium tomato
4. 1 medium onion
5. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
6. 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
7. 2-3 green chillies(or 1/2 tsp chilli powder)
8. 1 small cube ginger
9. 1 tsp chopped cilantro(or paste)
10. 1/4 tsp turmeric
11. Salt to taste
12. Oil to cook
13. 1 1/2 cup water
1. Grind ingredients 4-8 and fry till oil leaves the pan.

2. Add the tomato purĂ©e and fry with the onion paste.

3. Add the turmeric, saute for a minute and add the boiled potatoes to the masala. Fry for 2-3 minutes till masala coats the potatoes.
4. Add the boiled eggs, 1 1/2 cup water & salt and let curry simmer for 7-8 minutes on high flame.
5. Remove from heat when gravy is the consistency you want. 
With roti, a thicker gravy is preferred while rice calls for a thinner consistency.

Garnish with chopped coriander add serve with your staple food. I'd fried the coriander paste with the onion. The slight green tinge of the gravy makes it Anda Curry dhanno, err, dhania maar ke !

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