Chilli Egg

Dhabhas are a must-try food joints back home. As I remember, most restaurants in the city-centers in smaller towns of Karnataka (i.e. most cities apart from Bangalore and Mysore) had very few places serving non-vegetarian meals. There used to be something called 'Hindu Millitary Hotel' (HMH). These  eateries were the exact contrast to 'Bramhanara Upahara Mandira'. HMH served traditional meat dishes. I am not sure what all dishes are common in their menu, for I have never been to one. And then there were Dhabas on the outskirt of the cities. The best part about these Dhabas were the anonymity and stigma-free non-vegetarian food for those who are not supposed to eat meats! Besides being affordable Dhabas were the eatery of choice for young people with not-much-money-to-spend like students!!
I have had my fair share of Dhaba on Tumkur Road, Mysore Road....Wonder if there still are any left. They do serve amazing food...hot rotis, naans straight out of the oven and of course stuff like Tomato masala, Dal fry, Capsicum masala, Kofta curries.. I am drooling even as I type!!
I have not been to a Dhaba in quite some time. But my sister had the opportunity of visiting one and she came back with a new recipe..Egg Chilli. I tried it and it was tasty.

We will need,

Hard Boiled Eggs  4 cut into half
Red Onion   1 small chopped
Ginger Paste   1/4 tsp
Garlic Paste 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies  2 chopped
Green Coriander chopped
Corn Starch  2 tsp
Salt  to taste
Soya Sauce to taste
Peanut Oil    3-4 tbsp

Method:
  • Toss the eggs with some salt , soya sauce and corn starch. 
  • Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan and pan-fry the eggs till golden in colour. Remove and drain it on a paper towel
  • Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Drop the onion, garlic and ginger, saute for a few minutes.
  • Toss in the green chillies and then the fried eggs. Toss well.
  • Splash in some Soya sauce and fresh coriander. And serve immediately.
If preferred, the eggs can be deep fried as well. I bet it will taste better..

7 comments:

Asha said...

Slurp! looks perfect, spicy and yummy.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

It looks delicious, feel like snatching it from the the screen. I must try this being easy. Well the Dabhas are very much there, and its a pleasure siting on the rope drawn cots and eating on a plank.

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow this looks so delicious..never tried this before...will try this soon...Thanks for sharing.

Arathi Sridhar said...

am drooling over the eggs! lovely presentation! a must try for me...

Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks folks!!

Fathima said...

Such a tempting Egg dish... Drooling here!

Ravi Mallappa said...

Egg chilli had always been my fav.dish while I used booze in restaraunts. Now that I've learn't how to cook it, am gonna give it a try at home.
Thanks a lot guys!