Creating a blog was out of the question for a long time for me, as measuring everything in the kitchen was like biting into an eggshell. I enjoy cooking and don’t want to waste even a slightest bit of enjoyment in that small world of mine. But little did I know that everything will change, when my husband came home with the Oscar nominated film ‘Julie and Julia’( a real life story) where Julie Powell (part played by Amy Adams) challenged herself to make all the 524 recipes from Julia Child's cook book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ and blogging all her experiences (The Julie/Julia Project). It was an inspiring movie. A few days later when we were discussing this casually with a friend of ours over tea…everything changed dramatically…..” How about you making at least half of it in one year? Not French but your own. 262 recipes that will inspire others and present it as a blog?” For a minute my mind traveled faster than light… With an experience as a helper in my mother in laws kitchen for 6 years followed by a three year everyday struggle to satisfy the palate of my foodie husband, if I cannot do it then why should I cook? But on the other side with an experience in English literature extending no more than expanding outline stories in English grammar class when I was 18 and two small kids that come in handy at times, will a commitment for the next one year work? Anyway my ‘cook's ego’ didn’t allow me to say no...

So my friends …here I am opening my recipe book, trying to perfect and present 262 recipes in the coming 365 days….A Challenge that will of course tastes good. Come.. Have a walk with me along my journey.. Cheering and inspiring….Forgiving and tolerating…Testing and tasting….for ‘A Tasty Challenge’

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mutta/ Egg Ularthiyathu

Recipe No: 182
This is an idea given to me by one of my relative. One day while talking to her over  phone, she mentioned that this used to her Mother’s specialty and how much everyone at theirs used to enjoy it. According to her, Duck’s Egg is better for this preparation, but as I had only Chicken Eggs in my refrigerator, I went with it and I should say it was pretty good.
Ingredients                                       Serves 3
  • Hard Boiled Eggs………………….5 (chop into cubes)
  • Coconut Oil…………………….…..2 Tablespoons
  • Mustard Seeds……………………..1/2 Teaspoon
  • Coconut Pieces…………………….2 Tablespoons
  • Shallot sliced……………………….1/3 Cup
  • Ginger sliced thin…………………1 Tablespoon
  • Garlic sliced thin…………………..1 Tablespoon
  • Curry Leaves………………….……2 Sprigs
  • Red Chilly Powder………….…….1/2 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder…………………1 Teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder………..………..1/4 Teaspoon
  • Pepper Powder……………..………1/4 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder…..……...3/4 Teaspoon
  • Water………………………………….1/3 Cup
  • Salt as needed
  • Pinch of Garam Masala, a teaspoon of Coconut Oil and a sprig of Curry Leaf to sprinkle on top at the end
Method of Preparation
  • Heat Coconut Oil in a pan on medium high heat and splutter the Mustard Seeds.
  • Add the Coconut slices and fry them until slightly brown.
  • Add Shallots, Ginger, Garlic and Curry Leaves and saute till slightly brown.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low and add Red Chilly Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Pepper Powder and Garam Masala Powder; saute for a minute or two until the raw smell is gone and the powders are fried a bit, taking care now to burn them. Add enough Salt and mix well.
  • Add Water followed by Egg pieces and mix gently until combined.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of Garam Masala Powder, a teaspoon of Coconut Oil and some torn Curry Leaves on top; off the heat; close the pan and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Notes:
  • Be careful while mixing once the Eggs are added, so that the Egg Yolks stays intact.
 





Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and 
serve it to your family with love…

3 comments:

Priti said...

Looks yum....bookmarked it

Priya said...

Such a tempting stir fry..love it..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very yummy, love your blog with all yummy collections :)

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