Saturday, July 6, 2013

Egg Chop \ Egg Pakora

This is another popular street food of Bhubaneswar. Not sure about the street flavors of this dish since I have always had it home-made. My MIL used to make it for my nephew and niece and they love it. During a recent party menu-planning, I remembered this dish and gave it a shot. It turned out quite well, to be honest. The only problem is you will have to make it as close to your eating time as possible, so that you enjoy it hot and crisp when the flavor is fully there. This is another kids-favorite recipe -enjoy!

Eggs about 12-15

Besan - 1.5 cups
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Amchur - 1 tsp (or as per taste)
Salt - as per taste
Sugar - a pinch
Baking Soda - 1/8 tsp
Ajwain - a pinch (aids digestion of deep-fried food, prevents heart-burn)

Canola Oil - for deep frying 


Layer the eggs in a saucepan and fill with cold water so the eggs are fully covered in water. Bring to a boil in high heat. Reduce heat to Medium and let it simmer for another 5 mins. Cover and keep aside for the eggs to continue cooking. When the container becomes room temperature or easy to handle, remove the water and peel the eggs. (This was Rachael Ray's tip for perfect boiled eggs.)

Chop the eggs into halves length-wise.

Make a batter of the remaining ingredients (except oil and baking soda). Keep the consistency thick so that it will stick to the slippery egg. Add the baking soda to the batter just before dipping the eggs in the batter and mix the batter well. Note - If there is more batter than you need, keep it aside before adding the baking soda; the batter lasts longer (one of my friend's mom's tip).

Heat the oil. Drop in one egg piece at a time gently so that the oil does not splatter and burn your hand, etc.

If there is time before you eat, keep it warm in oven at 175 degrees F. Don't microwave it else the egg may turn rubbery and the crispiness of the outer shell will no longer be there.

Serve with Tomato ketchup, slice of Onion and Lime. Chilli Sauce would also be a good accompaniment.


Richa Mathur said...

Thanks pragyan..will surely try this

Priya Suresh said...

Love to finish that whole plate rite now,irresistible and seriously tempting pakoras.

Sharmila said...

Oh ... you are posting again! This recipe is an all time fav Pragnya ... thanks for reminding. Will be great during these monsoon days. :-)

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Cro Magnon said...

This sounds so good. I shall try it very soon. Greetings from France.

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