Monday, 10 June 2013

Egg Capsicum Curry..!!


Egg Curry or Dimer Jhol is something which always survives me in those situations whenever I feel lethargic to cook or want to cook something very quickly without any difficulty. But still sometimes it becomes so boring to prepare the usual Egg and Potato curry. Thanks to one of my dearest friend, who posted her wonderful Egg Cap Mushroom recipe in her food community,where she gave a twist to the egg curry with the use of capsicum and mushroom instead of potatoes. The recipe was simple yet very nice and something different which I liked very much. Immediately, I tried that but as  mushrooms were not there in my veg basket, I made it with only green bell peppers (capsicum) and potato. The result was indeed good . Capsicums gave the curry a different but beautiful taste. I loved it simply.

Here comes the recipe:

  • Egg: 4 (Hard boiled)
  • Potato: 2 (diced)
  • Capsicums: 2 (Cut in large pieces)
  • Tomato: 1 Medium pc.
  • Onion: 1 (Large)
  • Ginger: 1"
  • Garlic: 4-5 (cloves)
  • Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp.
  • Salt: As per Taste
  • Sugar: 1/2 tsp.
  • Chilli Powder: 1 tsp.(Or as per your choice)
  • Bay Leaves: 1pc.
  • Whole Garam Masala: 1 cinnamon stick, 2-3 cloves, 2-3 cardamoms
  • Water: 1 cup (little warm water is preferable)
  • Garam Masala Powder: 1/2 tsp.(optional)
  • Oil:3-4 tbsp. (mustard or any other cooking oil)


  • Hard boil the eggs and peel off the hard shell. Then fry them until golden with little oil ,salt and turmeric powder.
  • Now heat little oil in a wok or kadhai and fry the diced potatoes and capsicum with salt and turmeric powder for few minutes.
  • Meanwhile make a paste of onion, ginger, garlic and tomato.
  • Then heat little more oil in the same kadhai.
  • Add the sugar and the bay leaves .Fry the sugar till brown.
  • Add the whole garam masala and wait until the nice aroma comes out.
  • Now add the onion, ginger, garlic and tomato paste, salt and chilli powder.
  • Stir well and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the fried potatoes and capsicums and cook until oil starts to release from sides.
  • Add the warm water and make a stir.
  • Cover and cook until the potatoes become soft.
  • Uncover , taste the seasoning, add little more sugar or salt if needed.
  • Add the previously fried eggs and cook for another 4-5 minutes. You may prick the fried eggs before adding them into the gravy.
  • Adjust the gravy according to your choice. If needed add little more warm water and cook for only 2-3 minutes.
  • Dry roast the garam masala powder and sprinkle on it and cover for just a minute so that the aroma gets captured by the curry.
  • Turn off the flame and your Egg Capsicum Curry is now ready to serve.
  • Serve it with steaming hot rice, roti or parathas.

                        Enjoy Your Food..!!

Onion Chicken ..!!

 Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world, and is prepared as food in a wide variety of ways, varying by region and culture. It is the only meat which can be prepared very easily even. Onion Chicken is one of the most easy recipes which has a great taste . I have come to know about this preparation, from one of my very good friends, Juin di. I did few variations of her recipe but needless to say that it turned out awesome.

Here comes the recipe:


  • Chicken:1 kg
  • Red Onion:5/6 large(thin sliced)
  • Ginger:112 " (Paste)
  • Garlic:12-15 Cloves(Crushed/Paste)
  • Yoghurt:4 Tbsp.
  • Chilli :2-4 Table Spoon Paste or as much as you want(I used only 1/2 tsp. as my daughter cant eat very spicy and hot food)
  • Whole Garam Masala:1 Cinnamon Stick, 3-4 Cloves and 4-5 green cardamoms.
  • Salt: As per taste
  • Sugar:1 tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder:1 tsp.
  • Mustard Oil: 5-6 tbsp. ( in absence any other cooking oil is ok also)


  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed vessel and then fry the onion slices with little oil until brown.
  •  Take them out of the vessel and soak the excess oil with the use of a kitchen napkin.
  • Make a paste of the more than half of the friend onion then.
  • Now take a big mixing bowl and mix the chicken with the friend onion paste, yoghurt, ginger, garlic paste, chilli paste and turmeric powder .
  • Marinate it for about 1-2 hours.
  • Then heat mustard oil again in the vessel and add the sugar first and fry it until brown. Then add the  whole garam masala. Wait until you feel the frangrance and then add the rest of the fried onions and the marinated chicken and braise it on high flame for few minutes. Add salt and mix well.
  • Lower the flame and cover  it and cook until the chicken is done.
  • Once the chicken becomes soft and tender uncover it and stir the chicken well with all the spices. Then garnish it with little more fried onions. Your Onion Chicken is now ready to serve.
  • Keep in mind that this chicken preparation is a little dry dish having a less gravy which only covers the chicken pieces . So you don't need to add water.
  • It's best when served with roti, naan or paratha.

                          Enjoy Your Food..!