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Ande ka Khagina/ Ande Ka Qagina / Hyderabad Egg Recipe / Poached Eggs - Flavors of Slow Cooking!!!








Ande Ki Salan:

I decided to embrace 'Slow Cooking Ritual' at least once in a while. Its very therapeutic to me. With my time schedule and working commitments, it’s not always possible. But that is not an excuse, to deny myself 'The Pleasure of Cooking', which, I enjoy the most. Again, I didn't mean that, only slow cooking' is a better cooking or anything! But its what I like.:)

As you know, I love experimenting new dishes and flavors. This is one such experiment, in my kitchen. It was a cold Sunday evening, when I was left with no good movies in the TV' decided to try 'Ande ke Salan'.

Prolonged cooking will make the egg protein to go rubbery. The protein molecules(egg whites)will entangle and tangle, over and over...on heat, which will leave an extraordinary tuff bond!!! So, how did I tackle this dish? There comes the knob' to set in minimum possible temperature!

I challenged every laws of physics, that exists. So, this is an incredibly slow poached eggs in 'hot and spicy gravy'. That imparted a great deal of flavor. What else to say...'Happy Meal', at last.:)

Ingredients:

Eggs 2
Green chilies 1-2
Onions 2-3 medium
Tomatoes 2
Ginger 2 cloves minced
Ginger 1" grated
Salt
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1/2 spoon
Cilantro leaves few
Oil few spoons.

Method:

Saute chilies, ginger, garlic, onions and tomatoes for few minutes and add 2-3 cups of water. Cover and cook, till tender.

Now mash and puree them, set aside.

In a wide wok/pan, heat oil. Add this puree. Add salt, turmeric and chili powders.

Cover and cook over low heat. Once you see them bubbly...make a small well in the gravy. Break open an egg, right into it. Repeat the same...for as much as eggs you wanted to be poached. Now turn them down to minimum possible temperature. Put a tight lid, on the top.

When the egg is half the way done, remove the cover...and spoon the thickened gravy and layer them on the top. Let this all happen on the same, minimum temperature.

Now, aim for...completely cooked eggs and a well thickened gravy. If possible...bring each eggs into separate entities.

Serve warm.

41 comments:

Pavithra said...

Wow we love this. I often make this. It is easy quick and tasty side dish can be done without planning... Looks so good and yummy.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very interesting way to cook eggs,looks very nice and tasty

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Never made ande ka salan. This one I shall definitely try since I'm very fond of eggs. The gravy looks thick and very tempting. Good one Malar!

Savitharajsspiceland said...

Nice recipe!! I have never tried slow cooking with egg..Thanks for the recipe!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Interesting...very tempting

PJ said...

interesting recipe, Malar! i have never tried slow cooking an egg but its looking so great that I'll have to try it soon!

Sayantani said...

thats amazing!!!a must try!bookmarked.

Katy ~ said...

This looks absolutely, positively amazing. I would greatly enjoy having eggs cooked in this manner. Love the color and certainly the flavor would be full and rich! Well done!!

Happy cook said...

Mom used to make this when we were at home.
This looks really yumm.

Priyameena said...

wonderful gravy!!Looks very spicy too..

simply.food said...

Interesting recipe.Good presentation.

pierre said...

Hello Malar
Thanks for your nice message on ly food blog I am happy you like it ; I hope you 'll come back again !! by the way I love your paoched eggs they must have had a lot of flavour !! cheers from paris Pierre

Sathya Sankar said...

Delicious Eggs Malar, Love the slowcooking process !

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey malar this eggs luk damn yumm...nice way if cooking...gud try by u...very nice idea

Priya said...

Poached eggs looks tempting..

Latha said...

Wow awesome dish. I will try this very soon and let you know.

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Dolly said...

Poached eggs look awesome. I guess its time I embrace "the slow cooking ritual" too. At times I will really take my time over dishes ..and mamy a times I'm guilty of not enjoying the Pleasure of cooking..Thanks for posting ur slow cooking recipes,thats how people cooked not so long time ago..now we have forgotten that..As they say OLd is Gold....

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A interesting way to cook eggs my dear..looks lip-smacking:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

completely new to me. but looks wonderful and must be yum!

Linda said...

I love poached eggs. Always have used hard-boiled egg whites in a curry before -- cooking them directly in the gravy is brilliant :)

chakhlere said...

that's so gorgeous.And it looks perfect.

Rekha shoban said...

very interesting one....yummy!!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

as usual super chef.Malar with a super dish.. :) nice dish and superb snap.. :)

Chetana said...

Never made ande ka salan in this way...new to me..looks interesting.
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Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a royal treatment that I can give to my eggs too, which undergo usually some quick frying / boiling on high heat in my kitchen :):)

I do poach eggs in curries but this method is new to me!!! nice delicious way to appreciate the goodness of the eggs!!! I love it!!

keep up the experimentations!!!

Deepa G Joshi said...

mmm..i could actually smell the aroma of the dish..wish could have it..

Dershana said...

that sure looks good! my mom makes a kinda egg gravy where she poaches the eggs on top.

vineetha said...

Eventhough I dont have enough time for slow cooking with baby around I would like to try this out one day...Looks very tempting

Cakelaw said...

It sounds like a great way to cook eggs - yum!

prasu said...

wow......lovely poarched eggs dear.......

Shama Nagarajan said...

awesome egg recipe...tempting pictures

Asha said...

Those are good looking and spicy poached eggs there Malar. Good one. Never tried poaching eggs, must try.

AshKuku said...

I'm all 'egg'cited about these poached eggs..... As it is eggs are like ...Hmmmmm........ I love them ... My all time favorite... And this post is a definite twist to the regular poach....

Ash...
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Mangala Bhat said...

very new to me ! Thanks for sharing!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Egg curry looks so perfect dear. Perfect with white rice.

Rina said...

Looks yum Malar !!!.. I add eggs this way to Kathirikai and karvadu Kozhambu..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

I love this, I never fail ot order one at my fav restaurant..but hey, thaks for the recipe..atleast i can now think of making it myself withthis rcipe

Gulmohar said...

Wow !!! bookmarking this...Thanks for the recipe Malar, sure the efforts worth it :-)

Spice said...

U r surely in the mood of slow cooking.....great dish

Aruna Devi said...

Gr8 try ....yummy....mouthwatering ....thnks for visiting my blog am followng u....

Tina said...

Never tried this before...Sounds yummy....