Jan 222014

This is Chinese style of preparing egg by making omelette first and then frying in the batter and saute in a spicy sauce.This spicy dish goes great with fried rice.

Chilly Egg (2)

Ingredients

To make 2 Omelettes:

  1. Egg – 5
  2. Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  3. Oil
  4. Salt

For Making Batter

  1. Corn flour –3 tbsp
  2. All purpose flour/Maida – 2 tbsp.
  3. Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Garlic paste –1/4 tsp
  5. Ginger paste-1/4 tsp
  6. Soy sauce-1/4 tsp
  7. water
  8. Salt
  9. Oil

For the gravy

  1. Onion(chopped) – 1
  2. Garlic (chopped) – 1tbsp
  3. Green Chilly(chopped) – 3
  4. Soy sauce- 1 tbsp
  5. Tomato Sauce – 2 tsp
  6. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Sugar-1/2 tsp
  8. salt
  9. Spring onion – to garnish
  10. Oil – 2tbsp

Chilly Egg

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, beat 5 eggs and add pepper powder and salt to it.Heat little oil in a pan and make 2 omelettes using the egg mix.
  2. Cut the omelettes into long strips of 1 inch width.Prepare a batter using the ingredients mentioned above.
  3. Dip the egg strips in the batter and coat well. Fry in oil till crispy like finger fish.Once it is crispy, transfer into a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
  4. Heat oil in another pan.Saute chopped onions,garlic paste and green chilly.Once onions are light pink in color,add fried egg pieces into it and mix well.
  5. Add soy sauce,tomato sauce,pepper powder,sugar and salt(add if necessary) to it.stir well and cook on medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from fire.
  7. Garnish with spring onions and coriander leaves.

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Recipe Source:Kairali Magic Oven By Lakshmi Nair

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Nov 212013

This is a Chinese style Manchurian preparation with Brinjal.This recipe is adapted from Lakshmi Nair’s cookbook Magic Oven “Pachaka Kala”.This can be served as a good starter during parties.

Brinjal Manchurian (2)

 

Ingredients

  1. Brinjal(cut lengthwise) – 4
  2. Corn flour – 8 tbsp
  3. Maida/all purpose flour – 8 tbsp
  4. Ginger(chopped) – 2 tbsp
  5. Garlic(chopped) – 4 tbsp
  6. Green Chilly(chopped) – 2 tbsp
  7. Celery(chopped) – 4 tbsp
  8. Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  9. Tomato Sauce – 3 tbsp
  10. Sugar – 1 tsp
  11. Salt
  12. Oil –
  13. Water – 1/2 cup
  14. Spring onion (chopped) -  1 cup

Brinjal Manchurian (4)

Preparation

  1. To make Batter, mix corn flour,maida and salt.Marinate brinjal pieces in the batter and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Fry brinjal pieces till done.if you want to retain the crispiness, you can fry one more time.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan.Saute chopped garlic, ginger,green chilly and celery.
  4. Add soy sauce, tomato sauce,sugar,salt and stir well..check salt before adding it as soy sauce contains salt.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil.
  6. Once the gravy is thick, add fried brinjal pieces to it.Stir well till dry.
  7. Finally add spring onion to it.
  8. Garnish with spring onions.
  9. Serve with rice or as appetizer

Brinjal Manchurian (1)

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Oct 032012

If you have left over chapathi at home,don’t throw it away.you can prepare easy and quick kothu chapathi with the leftover chapathi by adding egg and spices to it.This is a perfect lunch box recipe for kids as well as adults. For vegetarians,you can add vegetables like grated carrot,paneer and beans instead of egg.This recipe is adapted from “Magic Oven Pachaka Vidhikal” by Lakshmi Nair.

Kothu Chappathi

Ingredients

  1. Chapathi(cut lengthwise into small pieces) – 6
  2. Egg – 6
  3. Onion(chopped) – 2
  4. Tomato(chopped) –2
  5. Green Chilly –2
  6. Ginger(chopped) – 1” piece
  7. Garlic(chopped) –3
  8. Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  9. Shallots – 4
  10. Cinnamon stick – 1 small piece
  11. Cloves – 5
  12. Cardamom pods – 4
  13. Red chilly powder –1 tsp
  14. Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
  15. Maggi extra taste chicken powder(chicken masala powder) – 1 tbsp
  16. Salt
  17. Oil

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Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a pan and Scramble egg with salt and keep aside.
  2. Cut chapathi into lengthwise.
  3. Grind shallots,ginger,garlic,pepper powder into a coarse paste.Grind coarsely cloves,cinnamon and cardamom.
  4. Heat oil in a pan.Add cinnamon,clove,cardamom and saute.Once the aroma comes,add the paste,chopped tomatoes,red chilly powder and fry well.
  5. Add chopped onions and fry.once onion turns light brown in color,add scrambled egg ,Maggi chicken powder(I used chicken masala powder),chopped chapathi  to it and mix well.Add chopped coriander leaves.Add salt if required.While making this for kids, you can avoid red chilly powder and chicken masala powder.
  6. Serve with Raita and Pickle.
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