Monday, 26 December 2016

Sri Lankan Egg Curry without Coconut Milk ( My Style ) ......

I absolutely love this egg curry or this Sri Lankan curry powder that I have used in this curry. This curry powder can be used for any curry you make. You can make this in large batch and it can be stored. 
I have added potatoes, but it is optional. You can enjoy this with hot steamed rice... 

For the wet paste... 
1 Onion chopped 
1 Tomato chopped 
6 Garlic cloves
1 small piece ginger

Grind all the above ingredients into a fine paste. 

For Sri Lankan Curry Powder....
5 Whole Red Chilies
2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
6 Cloves
6 Pepper Corns
2 Cardamom
1 stick Cinnamon
1 tbsp Rice
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
1 tsp Fennel seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds 
Handful of Curry Leaves

Dry roast the curry leaves in a pan and keep aside to cool. In the same pan, dry roast all the whole spices and allow it to cool. In a grinder, add all the roasted ingredients including curry leaves and grind to make a powder.Store it in an air tight jar.

For the Egg curry...,
6 Eggs boiled 
2 Potatoes cut into big chunks 
1 Onion sliced 
1 Tomato cut into wedges
Few Curry Leaves
Few Coriander leaves for garnishing 
1/2 tsp Tumeric powder
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Pepper powder 
1 tbsp Sri Lankan Masala
1 Dry Red Chilli slit
1 tsp Jaggery 
1 tsp Tamarind paste
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 cup Oil 

Take a wok. Add oil. Let it heat. Fry the potatoes until light brown colour. Keep it aside. Give a slit on the boiled eggs. Fry the eggs till light brown in colour. Keep it aside. In the same oil, add the mustard seeds, fennel seeds, and dry chilli. Let it crackle. Add the curry leaves and sauté it for few seconds. Add the onion and sauté it till light pink in colour. Add the wet paste, stir and cook it for 2 minutes. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, Sri Lankan powder and pepper powder. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, stir and add 4 cups of water. Cover and cook till the potatoes are cooked. Add the eggs, tomato, tamarind paste and jaggery. Stir and cook for another 3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves before serving. 

P. S. Water can be added as per your requirement. 

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