Friday, November 21, 2008

Eggs in Saffron Cream Sauce

A long day at work followed by a trip to school to meet my advisor does not leave any energy to cook anything for dinner. But don't want to eat out nor eat any left-overs in the fridge - now what to do? Try to make the cooking interesting and try something new and simple yet special - and thus, I tried this saffron cream sauce. Made eggs with this sauce, however, I am sure this will taste equally good with chicken, lamb and shrimp and of course, Paneer. A little heavy, but I am sure a Epicurus delight!!


Ingredients - Makes 3 servings

{Onion(1 large)-Ginger(1 inch)-Garlic(6 cloves)-Green chilli(3-4)-Tomato(1 large)} paste - 12 tbsp

Warm Milk - 1/2 cup
Saffron - 1/4 tsp

Eggs - 8
Canola oil - 1-2 tbsp
Cumin seeds or Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Green chillis - 3-4, chopped
Tomatoes - 1.5, chopped
Chicken stock - 1 can
Heavy cream - 3-4 tbsp

Boil the eggs (Rachel Ray's tip - Take the eggs in cold water. Bring it to a boil. Stop the heat, put a lid and keep it aside for 10-15 mins). Poke them with the fork. Heat a little bit of oil and stir the eggs in the hot oil for the egg to brown a bit. Keep it aside.

Heat a tbsp of Canola oil. Add cumin seeds and chopped green chillis. As the cumin seeds brown, add the onion-ginger-garlic-green chilli-tomato paste. Keep cooking it till all the liquid has evaporated and the raw smell is gone. It becomes a little lumpy and oil starts separating.

Add the chopped tomatoes and let it cook. As the tomatoes are half-cooked, add salt. Continue cooking. When the tomatoes look 3/4th done, add a can of chicken stock. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for about 5 mins.

Add the milk-saffron mixture and let it continue cooking for another 5 mins. Add about 3-4 tbsp of heavy cream. Let the mixture simmer for another 5 mins. Add the cooked eggs and let it simmer for about 5-10 mins.

Serve warm with some piping hot rice - Enjoy the earthy flavors of saffron balanced by the heavy cream!!

21 comments:

Sharmila said...

What a nice combination for egg curry! I'll try it with chicken/paneer. :-)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm your egg curry is divine and this is my first visit just fell in love with your blog...

Manasi said...

Eggs with saffron! Way to jazz up the humble egg curry, which is what i have to resort to at the end of the week when the fridge is empty :) LOVE this recipe though.

Manasi said...

shoot, just realised I posted a comment with the wrong id. So, here is the right one. Nice to know you are Oriya, haven't come across many Oriya food bloggers, mind putting up some authentic recipes so I can impress the hubby and in-laws? :)

Sagari said...

gravy looks very rich and creamy pragyan

Happy cook said...

Never had with saffron, it looks creamy and yumm.
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Sia said...

very unique and interesting recipe...

meeso said...

Thanks for visiting my blog... and this recipe is a nice one to see for my first visit... very yummy!

Soma said...

Very different gravy. Sounds really delicious & Royal!

SriLekha said...

one more new recipe for me to try!

Pearlsofeast said...

Prayan.imagining the taste of egg curry is making me salivate. It looks so yummy and do you reckon using chicken stock.

Jeena said...

So creamy and delicious. :-)

Sharmila said...

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SriLekha said...

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Food Lover said...

wo that looks interesting ha

sra said...

Happy New Year, Pragyan!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi, first time to your blog. The egg gravy looks delicious, very innovative dish....

LG said...

Happy New Year Pragyan :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Cool blog here,Karismatic kadhi!! LOL! Enjoyed ur blog and pics:)

anudivya said...

That is quite an intriguing combo, eggs in saffron sauce... Looks great as well. Will try my hand at this sometime...

Nags said...

oh yummy! i love trying out different recipes for egg curry!