Nawabi Egg Masala curry is a rich creamy gravy made with a ground spice paste with eggs simmered in it. This makes a delicious side dish for Naans or Rotis.
If you think you remember reading about a dish like this, then yes, you are right. I have already shared Nawabi Potato Masala and I used the same masala for making the eggs. Same to same, you might ask why I did such a blasphemous act of repeating the dish when I could’ve easily mentioned that one can use different ingredients to get different recipes.
Well, sorry we don’t work that way and even if it’s a slight change, we feel it changes the recipe. Kidding apart, I just wanted to share this as exclusively prepared with eggs as I believe I hardly ever look deeply at a recipe that is not a veg and Konda might never check if it’s a vegetarian. I just didn’t want to confess that I had overlooked the part that I already have a similar recipe.
Anyway coming to the other theme I was supposed to share on Veggies sneaked in, I was lucky I had a recipe for and then have to struggle to make the other two. I was so heavily relying on the half Zucchini lying the fridge after I made the Zucchini Dosa. Every time I open the fridge, I would think I must make the cookies and cake I have wanted to make with it. Every time I would wish that it somehow withstood the dire cold climate in a fridge and be still fresh.
Imagine my shock and surprise when I couldn’t find it! Athamma asked me what I was searching for. On hearing, I was looking for what, she expressed that the cucumber was long past its life. I didn’t make an effort to let her know it wasn’t a cucumber but a Zucchini. But then, how should I explain Zucchini to her?
For a moment there I was thinking of the possibility of Cucumber Cookie or Cucumber Cake, then I remembered that it surely sounds too weird to myself too. I also remembered the one time when Athamma was adventurous and made Cucumber halwa. That’s a story for another day!
Meanwhile, read this and enjoy! We are doing out BM#94 Week 3 where I have been sharing some dishes that take 30 mins from Prep to Plate.
Nawabi Egg Masala Curry
To be grounded
1 big Onion
1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
5 to 6 Cashew nuts
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
5 to 6 Almonds
1 inch Cinnamon
3 to 4 Dry Red Chillies
1 no Cardamom
1 tsp Poppy Seeds
1 tbsp Dry Coconut / Copra
For the Gravy
1 cup Tomato Puree
Salt to Taste
A Pinch Sugar
6 nos Eggs
2 tsp Ghee
How to make the Nawabi Aloo Masala
Take all the ingredients listed for grinding into paste and make a smooth paste with enough water.
Heat a nonstick pan with ghee, cook the ground masala till it is done. This takes about 5 to 6 mins.
Then add the tomato puree and add enough water and bring to a boil.
Simmer till the gravy is well done.
While this is getting done, boil the eggs till done. Peel the shell once cooled.
Add the boiled eggs and simmer for another 5 mins.
Serve with Naan or Rotis.