Egg Roast Kerala Style

I developed my taste for Kerala cuisine in Kolkata :) when I used to stay with Padma Aunty as a paying guest. The combination of ginger, coconut milk and curry leaves used to go well with be it fish, chicken or egg. 

Here in Hyd, we visit Kairali and Uttupura pretty often to taste their roasts with appams. Decided to cook Egg roast today and found a good recipe on I followed this recipe and the dish was extremely tasty - exactly the same as I have tasted in Kerala. The key here is the 2 tbsp of coconut milk that gives you the gravy. Dont miss it

Egg Roast Kerala Style

 1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp mustard seeds. When they splutter, add 5-6 finely chopped cloves of garlic, 1 inch ginger finely chopped and saute. 
2. Add 2 finely chopped onions, 1/2 tsp salt and saute till the onion is slightly brown in color.  

3. Add 1 sprig on curry leaves, 2-3 slit chillies, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and 1/2 tsp garam masala powder and saute all till the raw smell of the masala is gone.  
4. Add 1 finely chopped tomato and saute till the tomato is mushy. 

5. Now add 2 tbsp coconut milk (I prepare coconut milk using coconut milk powder), 1 to 2 tsp tomato puree and mix well. Add 4 boiled eggs (I made some slits on them) to the base, mix well  and cook for 4-5 mins on a slow flame. 
 6. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.  
This dish goes well with appams, but we managed with rotis.

Shahi Paneer

Tried this recipe last week from Sanjeev Kapoor's Khana Khazana and really liked it
I did not  add as much butter and cream as the recipe recommended - yet the gravy was very rich thanks to the cashew nut paste.

Shahi Paneer


  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a non stick pan. Add 2 finely chopped onions, around 10 cashew nuts , a pinch of salt and saute till the onion is slightly brown. 
  2. Add 3-4 finely chopped tomatoes and saute for around 10 mins till the tomato is well cooked and mushy. 
  3. Add 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste and saute till the spices are mixed well.
  4. Blend this in a mixer till you get a smooth paste - you can add some water for blending.Transfer the mixture to the same kadai and cook over low heat. You can add butter to the paste but I avoided it.
  5. When the mixture looks well cooked, add 2 tsp crushed kasoori methi, 1 tsp garam masala, a pinch of cardamom powder and mix well. Adjust the salt and add a pinch of sugar. 
  6. Add the 500 gms paneer cut into traingles and mix well and cook for about 5 mins.
  7. Garnish with cream and chopped corinder leaves and serve with chappatis.

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