Friday, August 5, 2011

eggcellent scramble ...eggs and celery and a curried scramble....


Egg scrambles are life savers in an Indian home. They make the breakfast more exciting when paired with a paratha or sandwiched in whole grain breads and sometimes they make a nice quick side dish for plain looking meals . Any meal of the day...And when you have the good aromatic greens growing in your garden you can't stay away from them for long...

Don't you worry if there is no celery growing in your garden or neighborhood . Spinach or other greens available in the stores work very well with this recipe too... I have posted a recipe with drumstick greens too and that is an oft repeated egg scramble on my breakfast table..


This one is made whenever i have a large bunch of fresh celery...

ingredients...
(2 large servings)
eggs 4 nos.
finely chopped celery , ribs and leaves 1.5 cup
diced onions 1 cup
diced tomatoes 1 cup
minced ginger and garlic 1 tsp each ( some extra ginger if you like , i do)
fine chopped green chillies 21 tbsp or to taste
cumin and black pepper powder 1 tsp each
turmeric powder 1 tsp
 salt to taste
ghee 1.5 tbsp

preparation...

Egg scrambles are so easy to make and you can just whip up everything together and scramble them in a greased pan over medium flame. But stir frying the aromatic ingredients first makes it more flavorful as the ghee helps in extracting flavors from the herbs and spices.

Heat the ghee and tip in the onion and minced ginger and garlic , sautee for a few seconds.

As soon as the onions starts sweating , add the chopped celery , salt n all the powder spices and stir fry till everything gets well coated and aromatic.

Add tomatoes and keep stirring till they get soft.

Add the broken eggs and stir quickly and let them curdle and cook.


Everything is added step wise but the whole procedure is quite quick . if the greens and onions are chopped of course . Chopping can be a hassle for some people but in that case baby spinach can be used or chopping gadgets can be put to good use.

Good food is a result of good ingredients . Choose your ingredients fresh and be happy...

This egg scramble can be sandwiched in breads or can be had with any kind of flat breads .
Or can be a meal in itself . How would you like it?

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