Friday, October 12, 2007

The Eggs Factor

CLICK is a theme-based monthly food photography event started by Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi. The theme for October 2007 is the incredibly versatile and popular Egg.



Here are some of the shots that I clicked for the event…











...before deciding to pick this one as my entry.







This is how the eggs were used the next day...in a simple and delicious egg curry. The yolk was used to make an omelette.

Egg Curry

Ingredients:

5
hard-boiled eggs

5 medium onions, chopped

2 large tomatoes, chopped in large pieces

2 Tbsp tomato paste

3 tsp ginger-garlic paste

5-6 green chillies, chopped finely

1 ½ tsp coriander powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Salt to taste



For seasoning

1 Tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds



Method:

Heat oil in a pan & add the cumin seeds. Next, add the ginger-garlic paste followed by the green chillies and chopped onions. Sauté till the onions turn transparent.



Add the chopped tomatoes and cover and cook till the tomatoes are done and turn mushy.



Allow this to cool for a bit & then blend the onion-tomato mixture well to get a smooth paste/sauce.



Return the mixture to the pan and allow it to simmer. Add the tomato paste (this gives it a nice red color which is not possible with tomatoes alone) and the spices and cover and cook for another 5 minutes making sure to stir in between. (Add water if you desire a thinner consistency.)





Make small slits in the hard-boiled eggs and drop into the gravy. Cover and cook for another 5- 7 minutes to allow all the flavors to blend in.



Turn off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.



Serve hot with rotis or rice.



63 Burps:

Kribha said...

All the egg pics look really really good , especially the first one. Egg curry looks yummy too. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Seena said...

Looks like a very tasty curry...........yummmmmmmmmmy

Daily Meals said...

Nice pictures and delicious curry...thanks a lot for liking my blog's header...please do visit...

Prajusha said...

TBC,
Beautiful click. egg curry looks delicious.

click said...

thanks for your beautiful entry. see you at the roundup.

click said...

thanks for your beautiful entry. see you at the roundup.

Neelam said...

Eggcelent Pictures and lovely recipe too!

Mansi Desai said...

Nice Egg pic TBC:) and so's the egg curry...I usually add some coconut milk to my curry.

btw, you are sending something for the AFAM-Peach event that I'm hosting, right?! I've already counted u in!:)

Sreelu said...

TBC, nice pics

sra said...

Hey, nice!

Bharathy said...

Love Motta curry!!Any time of the day with any main food!!Bcoz it goes well with almost anything!!
Shots are Romantic..:)
By the way didnt you want to change the banana friitters(JFI) to the fruit category?????

musical said...

The neon eggs look gorgeous!! And egg curry looks really sumptuous!

Apple said...

Great work..Looks so pretty..Loved the first pic too

Rachna said...

what creative pictures...awsome man...

Happy cook said...

Beautiful colour. And the curry is delicious

Asha said...

Great Egg photos and Egg curry YUMMYY!!:)

Big Boys Oven said...

that egg dish with garam masala such give me a good appetite.

Rina said...

Cool pics, Delicious curry, mouth watering!!!

Rajitha said...

looks great TBC..i like stuff reflecting too...

bindiya said...

Beautiful pics!, and the egg curry ,yum!!

SAM said...

This sounds wonderful! Thanks so much.

Tee said...

Nice pictures! I liked the one you are sending for the event...looks beautiful!
Egg curry also looks rich and delish!

Laavanya said...

All the pics are lovely but I do agree with your selection for the event.. that shot is particularly good. Egg curry is the best.. I've always loved it :)

Namratha said...

Fabulous pics TBC, loved you entry and especially loved the yolk, looks so yellow and I feel like poking it right through the pic..hehe!Good job and lovely Egg curry recipe..

Susan said...

Beautiful shots, TBC. I would pick the last one, too, as my entry. Blue is a lovely color for an egg, whether as nature intended or with a little help from its human friends.

Patricia Scarpin said...

I'm such a fan of eggs, TBC - never knew they could be cooked this way! :)

Hima said...

I cannot say much about the curry as I do not eat eggs, but the photos are stunning.

Padma said...

The entry photo is really nicely taken, was wondering did u take it during the night or in shadow, loved the blue tint on the egg!

Latha Narasimhan said...

I liked the picture with reflection!:)) But how did you colour the eggs blue!:)) This event has really Catured all bloggers imagination!:))

Dhivya Karthik said...

I loved the first snap!

bhags said...

those pics are amazing tbc

ANI said...

Lovely photo of the egg curry.

Thanks for the recipe. Its simple and instant for a curry.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

hi dear...loved all ur snaps......and that recipe was nice...will try it surely :-)

KayKat said...

Mmmm ... I'm always looking for egg curry recipes - and this looks really easy, thanks! :)

*love* your Click entry - simple and effective!

Dwiana P said...

I like your entry picture. very nice!

lakshmi said...

Neonized eggs :) - very creative

Roopa said...

wow looks excellent the curry looks yum too :)

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

nice snap, tbc..and egg curry..esp with Appam..my ever facvourite!!!

Lissie said...

the pictures are really nice. a very tasty egg curry indeed! thanks for visiting my blog!

Supriya Nair said...

Hi TBC.....sweet photos of the eggs.....very serene ones....thanks for the comments on my blog...:)...where is the Shiv Sagar restaurant...:O

Deborah said...

I love the reflective pictures. And the recipe looks even better!

Sivani said...

Your lighting is amazing! It appears as if it is floating mid-space, and you are not quite sure which one is real, which is the reflection.

Stunning!

Cris said...

Eggscellent! Love your pictures!

tigerfish said...

That's a beautiful shot of an egg!
And I love egg curry, yum!

Thanks for poppin' by my blog :)

Swaroopa said...

gr8 pics TBC!

Sia said...

i love that shot of egg yolks against black background...beautiful...

Grihini said...

Nice egg pictures for click. I liked the one in the basket. it looked so cosy in there.. :)

Cynthia said...

I like the one with the reflection that you picked for the entry.

Rajitha said...

and where are you madam??? long time no post...ahhh..now you are pretending to be busy ;)...jaldi kuch post kar :)

TBC said...

Kribha, Seena, Daily Meals, Prajusha, Click, Neelam, Mansi,Sreelu, Sra, Bharathy, Musical, Apple, Rachna, Happy Cook, Asha, Big Boys Oven, Rina, Rajitha, Bindiya, Sam, Tee, Laavanya, Namratha, Susan, Patricia, Hima, Padma, Latha, Dhivya, Bhags, Ani, Sirisha, Kaykat, Dwiana, Lakshmi, Roopa, Sona, Lissie, Supriya, Deborah, Sivani, Cris, Tigerfish, Swaroopa, Sia, Grihini and Cynthia-Thank you so much for taking the time out to stop by and leave your comments here. I really appreciate the feedback and words of encouragement from each and every one of you. I am sorry I am unable to respond to each one of you individually since I have been a little busy.

Rajitha- awww, you are so sweet to check on me:-)Everything's fine, just busy with work & stuff.
But I cannot stay away for long,I was going through withdrawal symptoms!:-(

Kristen said...

Oh I haven't heard of that event. I'll have to check it out.
I love the "click" you chose! Very cool reflection.

Mansi Desai said...

don't think I got to comment on how beautiful your egg looks TBC!! nice shadow captured:)

TBC said...

Kristen- do check it out.
You take beautiful pictures anyway, so it should be real easy for you to come up with a good one for next time.
Thanks for dropping by:-)

Mansi, actually, u already did, but u don't hear me complaining , do ya;-)

SeeC said...

Liked your first picture. Marvellous Click TBC. I have always liked your pictures :)

rv said...

hey such wonderful photos of the egg!

TBC said...

RV- thank you:-)

Archana said...

Fantastic pictures. I love boiled eggs and egg curry especially. But the 3 boys in my house (Husband, and 2 sons) just dont like it:(. I think i will make it for myself one day. Your recipe is diff from mine, so will surely try it. Thanks for sharing
Archana
http://www.archanaskitchen.com/

TBC said...

Thanks, Archana:-)
Do let me know how you like it if u do make it.

kb said...

i loved the pics and the curry too...i made it and it turned out awesome....thanks

TBC said...

KB- welcome!
Thanks for the feedback.:D

Bhavani said...

Hi ! I tried your recipe and it is really delicious.The flavours were a hit with my family and we plan on making it again. Thanks :)

Bhavani said...

Nice blog Budding Cook.I did try out your egg curry recipe and it turned out so well.Thanks :)

TBC said...

Bhavani- I'm glad to hear that the recipe worked well for you. Thank you for the feedback.:D

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