Egg is a very common food cooked in most cultures. There are different types of eggs, out of which the most commonly used is the hen’s egg. Most people think that the color of the egg depends on the hen’s diet, but instead it is the colour of the yolk that depends on the hen’s diet. Wheat fed hens will produce eggs with darker yolk than hens fed with other grass.
Across cultures, eggs are eaten in several ways. In western countries it is commonly eaten for breakfast with bread; boiled, bulls eye. But in Sri Lanka it is often eaten as a main course curry for lunch or dinner. It is one of the dishes that is a treat to have when cooked well. The various Mc Currie spices used give a unique and sensational taste to your boiled egg dish. Below is a recipe for Sri Lankan fried egg curry.
FRIED EGG CURRY
6 Eggs (hard boiled)
½ coconut (about 2 ½ cups thick and thin milk)
1 teaspoon Mc Currie chilli powder
1 teaspoon Mc Currie cumin seeds (ground)
1 teaspoon Saffron powder
2 dessertspoons salt water
2 dessertspoons pounded Mc Currie maldive fish
12 red onions
2 green chillies sliced
1 sprig Mc Currie curry leaves
A few Mc Currie dill seeds
½ mundu (cup) coconut oil
1 teaspoon Mc Currie roasted curry powder
Boil the eggs with hard shell. Shell eggs and touch with fork lightly (to avoid bursting), add a little salt and deep fry in coconut oil. When one side is fried, flip over and fry right round. Drain using a colander.
In a bowl of coconut milk, mix chilli powder, ground cumin seeds, saffron, salt water, maldive fish, ¾ of sliced red onions and sliced green chillies. Temper the mixture with a dessert spoon of coconut oil, curry leaves, dill seeds and the remaining sliced onions, and let the gravy cook for a while. When half cooked, add the fried eggs and lime juice, and let it simmer on a low flame till it has an oily appearance. Place a way from the flame and add roasted curry powder and cover.
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