February 7, 2009

Unday Ki Kari: Egg Curry, Goan Style

I had some leftover coconut milk that I needed to use before it spoiled, so I decided to make this egg curry dish.  I balked the first time I saw this recipe since it didn't sound too appetizing, but I'm glad I decided to try it!  I'm definitely making this again.

Unday Ki Kari
adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian

2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
3 plum tomatoes fresh or from a can, chopped
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon whole mustard seeds
15 fresh or dried curry leaves
3/4 cup coconut milk, about half a 14-oz. can
3/4 teaspoons salt
5 hard-boiled eggs, 3-4 long slits cut into the whites and yolk to allow sauce to penetrate

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium high heat.  Add the onions when hot, and stir and fry until slightly brown.  Throw in the garlic and ginger and stir for about 2 minutes, then add the cumin, coriander, cayenne, and turmeric, stirring for another minute.  Mix in the tomatoes and tomato paste, stirring often, and cook until the tomatoes are soft.  And 1/4 cup water and bring to a simmer.  Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove the mixture from the skillet and puree with whatever gadget you have on hand until a paste forms.  Shield yourself from splatters if you (like me) thought it was a good idea to puree the mixture in a large bowl with a hand held blender.

Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet and add the mustard seeds when hot.  When they start popping, toss in the curry leaves.  Add the paste, the coconut milk, and salt.  Stir and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the hard-boiled eggs and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

Serve with rice or a thick crusty bread and enjoy the goodness.


Patricia said...

Granted it doesn't look quite as "pretty" as some of the other dishes you've made, but appearances can be deceiving and I bet this one tastes delicious.

Loved the tablecloth in the background.

I'm still daydreaming of the day I grow some cojones and make that apple pie with cheddar crust.

linhdy said...

yeah this one looks like it will be good in my stomach! kudos!

Christina said...

Curry isn't the nicest dish to photograph, but this one's a great recipe. Try it, ladies!

Sheela said...

I've made this dish twice now and it's always a favorite, thanks for posting!! :-) yum.

Christina said...

Hi Sheela! I'm glad you like this dish. It's definitely one of my faves as well.