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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Egg Chettinadu


Ingredients
  1. Egg - 2 (hard boiled)
  2. Onion - 1(chopped)
  3. Tomato - 1 (chopped) 
  4. Chilly powder - 1 tspn
  5. Coriander powder - 1/2 - 1 tspn
  6. Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
  7. Pepper powder - 1/4 tspn
  8. Garam masala powder - 1/4 tspn
  9. Whole red chilly - 1
  10. Mustard seeds
  11. Curry leaves -  1 sprig
  12. Ginger - 1 inch size
  13. Garlic -  2-3 pods
  14. Green chilly - 2 
  15. Coconut - 2 tbspn
  16. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tspn
  17. Cashew nuts -  3-4 No:s
  18. Water  - 1cup
How to make

Grind the ingredients 12 - 14 and 1/2 of the chopped onion coarsely. Grind the ingredients 15 -17 to make a fine paste. Heat oil in a wok. Add whole red chilly , splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves. Fry for a few seconds. Add remaining chopped onion. Saute till the onions become translucent . Now add the coarsely ground ingredients and saute till the raw taste leaves. Add the chopped tomato and saute till the tomato becomes mushy. Add chilly powder,coriander powder, turmeric powder,pepper powder and garam masala and saute well till the raw taste leaves. Now add the ground coconut paste , water and salt. Let it boil. When the coconut paste is cooked, add the eggs and cook for 5 more minutes.

Note: You can either slice the eggs to 2 halves or you can add the eggs as such. 
Tips : Add some salt while hard boiling the egg. Its shell wont break.

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