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Monday, April 22, 2013

Anda Palak :Boiled Eggs in Spinach Gravy


I had few bunches of Palak sitting in my fridge for long, perhaps waiting for panner ;-) but since I was cleaning my fridge before my short trip I was no mood to buy paneer specially for Palak Paneer. So this idea came to my rescue, added eggs instead of paneer here. And the result was simply fantastic ! Don't believe me , huh ! 
Try it...

Ingredients:
2 bunches Palak /Spinach
2 tsp Olive oil
3-4 Green chillies
Pinch of Sugar

For Gravy:
2 small Onions 
2 Tomatoes
2 tsp ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam Masala (dry roast 3 Cardamoms, 3 Cloves, 1 1/2 stick Cinnamon) and make powder of it 
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
White oil
1/4 cup Water
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Cream for richness (optional)

4 Eggs
Some Salt and Red chilly powder
2 tsp Gram flour
2 tsp Water

Method:
First boil eggs in enough water for 10 minutes. Then remove the shells and cut them lenghtwise into equal halves. Make a paste of besan (gram flour), salt, red chilly powder and water. Coat well the egg halves and fry them in hot oil till light golden. Keep aside. 

Clean and wash spinach leaves in a large container to remove the dirt thoroughly. In a pan add 2 tsp Olive oil and fry till it reduces in volume. Presence of water in the leaves will make it shrink. Remove and place it on a plate, let this cool. Add palak, sugar in ginder to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
Now take the pan in which you had fried eggs, add some more oil and heat on low flame. Add chopped onions and saute until they turn translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for another 2-3 minutes.

Add turmeric and coriander powder and give it a quick stir fry. Add tomatoes and fry till oil separates. Add pureed spinach and mix well. Sprinkle the garam masala and adjust salt level. Add fried eggs to the gravy, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and once it reaches room temperature you may add 4-5 lemon drops if you want. You can add cream if you want the creaminess in the gravy. This delicious egg palak is ready to devour with plain rice.

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36 comments:

  1. Nice idea indeed and it looks just so delish ...you fried the egg like my DH do :)

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  2. Egg in spinach gravy. So interesting recipe. Very nice.

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  3. that looks very innovative :)

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  4. Lovely recipe Deepa.. Your anda palak looks very flavourful and tasty :-)

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  5. Deepa eta korte hobe..ami chicken diye khub kori..but Never used EGG or thought of it,....going to try it soon and will give you my feed back...:P

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  6. Looks super delicious never tried this combo..Looks inviting Deepa :) Good clicks as well...

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  7. Thats a super delicious anda palak, cant take my eyes from ur clicks..Love the colour of the gravy,seriously makes me drool.

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  8. Wow, Interesting recipe Deepa. Love it. Will be perfect for both rice and rotis. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. wow hema...nicely presented and its really yummy

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  10. superb idea,love the gravy it sounds so yummy.

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  11. paalak will make it more healthy.. perfect with any main coarse..

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  12. this is great combination..love the addition of fried egg..

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  13. Love this combo and recipe...bookmarked!!

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  14. Wow this is great. I had always used corn, paneer and peas in my palak. Thanks for the newer option.

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  15. very innovative and delicious recipe.

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  16. wow...this is totally new to me....lovely dish dear

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  17. Delicious eggs and spinach curry.

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  18. Yummy looking anda palak!! This would be great with phulkas!!

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  19. Gravy looks so colorful and tempting.

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  20. the gravy looks so thick and rich in colour. I love the contrast with the fried eggs.

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  21. Ohhhh!!the curry looks super tempting. Tool good deepa :)

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  22. thats a clever idea deeps..U have invented one new dish..u should patent this recipe :) Looks so tempting !

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  23. hey this is a really good way to use palak.
    was really bored of palak paneer... will try this soon :)

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  24. gravy Looks spicy n tempting:)
    maha

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  25. Looking so delicious.....I vl surely include in my diet plan....thankx....tmw m gng to make it....m mad of trying new dishes...

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