Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baked eggs and green peas...Recipe to rescue!

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Recently someone asked me "If there's one recipe that you can name as a rescue recipe what would that be?" My first reaction was, "That's an easy one" It has to be Baked eggs with green peas
Well! It was my in-laws first visit after our marriage and they were with us for over a month I know! & I was not really an expert as far as cooking was concerned at that time not that I consider myself one yet but hey, I write a blog now! Most of the time we would cook at home as my father-in-law prefers home cooked meals and as usual I would run out of ideas for what to cook now and then my mom-in-law who herself is a pretty decent cook would step in and would come to my rescue. So this recipe is one of her rescue dishes.

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I was so impressed with the recipe not only because it was super fast and easy to make but also because obviously it was delicious and looked 'not really a traditional Indian dish'. So that coming from my traditional Indian mom-in-law was amazing.
Although I gave it a little spin of mine after cooking it several times but it still is my mom-in-law's recipe and still comes to my rescue just like her!

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Ingredients: ( you can change the measurements according to the no. of servings you want, this one serves three)

3 large eggs
2 1/2 cups green peas
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp coriander powder
1-2 thai green chilli
1 tsp curry powder ( optional)
salt to taste

Method:

Preheat the oven upto 350 deg. F

Heat oil in a pan and saute chopped onion and minced green chillis. Then add coriander powder and curry powder and at the same time the green peas. Mix them all together ad cook till they're tender ( I usually use frozen peas so they merely seconds to cook).
Then move it all into a baking dish. Make a little depression in the bed of peas with the help of a spoon, as many as eggs you are using. Now break the eggs into those depressions.Make sure they are just little depressions and not holes so that the egg yolk just sits on it. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and poke a few holes on the foil so the steam can escape out.
Place it into the oven for 25-30 mins. Check it once after 20 mins just in case you need your eggs a little softer than I do.
Serve with your choice of bread.

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5 comments:

  1. I would never think to combine peas and eggs, but it looks good!

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  2. Try it some time .. you'll love it! :-)

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  3. This sounds and looks yummy!

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  4. Wow! that sounds awesome. Can't believe your MIL came up with it.

    Isn't the first few months the most scariest part of the cooking with in laws? For me it was, even though my MIL is a sweetheart. I guess you become better and adventurous cook when you are on your own!

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  5. Today, I made it for my lunch. So delicious yet easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing this. :)

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