Deviled eggs Kannada style!

We are just past the season of eating. So my inbox is full of stuff I served at dinner parties these past two weeks. We are right now in the season of resolution, mostly of eating well and probably loosing weight. It never worked with me. So this time thinking of the longer horizon, and no resolutions!

Appetizers often are the most unhealthy of all courses (may be except desserts). They are tasty though. I love them, as I have been for a long time a appetizer-dessert girl. The main course be damned. It is actually easy to put together healthy appetizers. Even before the fitness season kicked in we decided to give it a shot. So all through this eating season we did our best to put out healthier options on the dinner table. It was mostly a variety of salsas and baked chips, olives platter, Masala cucumber and deviled eggs Kannada style.
These deviled eggs have nothing in common with their original counterpart except perhaps the name. But they are delicious and very well accepted in dinner parties. I am not happy with the photographs, they really looked prettier in person, but the low light conditions of winter evenings could not have yielded anything better. Here it is..

We will need,

Eggs 6-8
Yogurt 1/4 cup
Lime juice 2 tbsp (adjust according to taste)
Green chillies minced 1-2 (adjust according to taste)

Fresh coriander a handful
Red chilli powder a generous pinch
Chat Masala a generous pinch
Salt

Method:
  • Place the egg in a wide mouth pan and cover completely with water. Place on high heat. Once the water starts boiling, reduce the heat and cook the eggs are completely set, about 15-20 minutes.
  •  Remove from heat. When cool enough to handle shell the eggs and cut each egg into two lengthwise. Separate the egg whites and the yolks.Reserve
  • Place the yogurt in a cheese cloth and allow it to drain. After about 15-20 minutes, remove the hung-curd  from the cheese cloth into a mixing bowl. It should be pretty thick.
  • Combine the hung-curd and the yolk. Stir them together with a fork. Once the mixture is roughly combined, throw in the rest of the ingredients except the red chilli powder.
  • Taste the yolk mixture, adjust salt and lime juice.
  • Arrange the white halves on a serving platter and  place spoon fulls of the yolk mixture into the cavity of the whites.
  • Sprinkle red chilli powder on the yolk mixture. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

5 comments:

WeR SAHM said...

looks too good...

LG said...

Woow, they look yummy! My children eat eggs and I must make these sometime. Eat well and sleep well is my resolution for the year :)

Nagashree said...

May you reach your goals without any formal resolutions Smitha! I will try those healthier eggs for my DD some time.

Priya said...

Loving this desi style deviled eggs, inviting.

Anonymous said...

I usu don't leave comments, but I had to this time to thank you for sharing this recipe! I was looking for a different desi appetizer for my next gathering, and this is perfect! Thank you so much for the great idea. :)