Friday, July 17, 2009

Fried eggs

I'm going to keep this post short and simple.Just like the recipe.It has very few ingredients and tastes divine with plain steamed rice or on buttered toast.Up the heat by increasing the red chilli powder!


6 soft boiled eggs, shelled
3 tsps of red chilli powder
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder (optional)
3 tbsps of oil


1) To soft boil eggs - start by dunking the eggs in cold water and then bring to a boil for about 7-8 mins.Never put the eggs into water that has already been boiling as this results in a dark ring being formed around the egg yolk and it doesn't yield a uniformly cooked egg.
2)Shell the eggs.Make a thick paste with the salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder with a few drops of water.The turmeric is optional if you don't have any, don't worry about it.
3)Cut the eggs into halves and smear the paste generously all over the egg.
4)Heat the oil - it should be hot but not smoking. Gently slide the eggs in and lower the heat.
5)Cook on both sides until a slightly crispy skin is formed.Serve immediately.

It's really simple to make but tastes fantastic.


  1. I don't like eggs much, but that looks delicious! Sean would probably love it.

  2. hi shweta

    thanks for the recipe!i tried it out when it was raining and we had friends over!was perfect!
    i had made the paste too watery so i added some kadala mavu(besan) to the paste- it fried crispier!

  3. You have some wonderful recipes on your blog. You have presented them very uniquely on your blog. Kudos to your skills! Fried eggs--will try this for breakfast tomorrow :))