The surprise birthday party dinner my husband threw for me was all good, but for the egg kurma. I didn’t like it and it left me craving for some great egg korma.
A long long time back my mom had made egg korma for my birthday. I could almost visualize the eggs partially submerged in a creamy, fragrant, silky sauce which had layers of flavors. Mild but still redolent with spices, that korma was the best that I ever had.
After all this craving I decided to go ahead and make myself some of that korma.
- 5 eggs hardboiled
- 2tbsp. boiled onion paste
- 1tsp. ginger garlic paste
- 1tsp. green chili paste
- 2tbsp. cashew paste
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- Mint leave (optional)
- 1tsp. sugar
- salt to taste
- 1tsp. whole black pepper corn
- 3,4 whole dry red chilies
- 2 green cardamom
- 2,3 cloves
- 1” cinnamon stick
Heat oil in a kadai or wok and temper it with all ingredients listed under tempering. When the oil becomes fragrant remove dry chilies and keep it reserved for garnishing. Add onion and ginger garlic paste to it. Fry on low heat till the spices turn light brown and the raw smell goes off.
In a mixing bowl mix yogurt with cashew and green chili paste. Pour the yogurt mixture over the fried spices. Add boiled eggs to it and fry together till each egg is well coated with spices.
Add 1 cup of warm water and crank up the heat. Season with salt and sugar. Simmer till the gravy is thick and oil floats over the surface. Sprinkle 1/2tsp. garam masala powder and dried mint leaves and garnish with fried red chilies.
Serve with luchi, parantha, Biryani or pulao.