Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gudlu vankaya pulusu/Eggs cooked with eggplant in tamarind sauce

Eggs are a good source of protein and choline.Choline is an important nutrient for development of the brain, and is said to be important for pregnant and nursing women to ensure healthy fetal brain development.Children should have a whole egg at least 3 times a week.Courtesy wiki.Egg is cooked in so many different ways. Cooking boiled eggs in a tangy tamarind sauce is one of them and I love it this way.Amma would add brinjal to this some times and thats what I did.

4-5 eggs
5 small brinjal(optional) sliced into 6 pieces
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 green chillies,slit
4-5 currry leaves
1 tsp avalu/musatrd seeds
1 tsp jeera/cumin
2-3 tbsps of thick tamarind pulp(adjust to taste)
1&1/2 cups water(more if required)
1 tbsp red chilli pwd (optional)
1 tsp sugar
A pinch of tumeric
Salt to taste

Boil eggs in water with a little salt (to prevent the shell from cracking).let cool and remove shells and make small slits on all sides.Keep aside.Heat oil in a kadai/pan add the boiled eggs and fry till golden brown on all sides(can omit this if u don't like it).Keep aside.Add cumin, mustard seeds when they satrt to splutter,add curry leaves, onion and chillies.Saute till the onions turn translucent.Add the sliced brinjal,tumeric,salt,redchilli pwd ,sugar and cook till the brinjal is 3/4 cooked.Add the eggs and tamarind pulp along with 1 and 1/2 cups water and boil till the gravy thickens(add more water if required).Adjust seasonings.Serve with rice.Enjoy!!!

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