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I believe that salt is to food, what food is to life. In right proportions, it can heighten the taste of what you eat..and in the wrong - destroy! Even the most delicious sweets come added with some salt...to taste!

As for me, I've never enjoyed cooking. And as contrary to my owning a food-blog as it may sound, I always think about daily, routine cooking as a chore. But my tryst with the pots and pans began when I got a kitchen all to myself...I began experimenting and exploring new worlds in my own home. Some outcomes were excellent and some plain disasters. Then sprouted the need to keep track of all those good ones...and hence this blog!

Here, I share those experiments that pleased more than one palate!

May 20, 2009

Golden Fried Onions with Eggs

For all you hard-boiled egg fans, this recipe is a great trick to spice things up. We make this at home everytime we dont find anything else to accompany our main course. And whats more, it hardly takes any effort....and, not to forget very few ingredients!!

2 Eggs, hard-boiled, de-shelled
1/2 Onion - Julienned
1 tsp Chillie powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
And, of course, some salt to taste!!

- Halve the hardboiled eggs and set aside
- In a wok (kadaai) heat oil. Be a little generous with the grease
- Add the julienned onions and fry on a very low flame until they turn slightly brown
- Add the turmeric, chillie powder and salt and stir
- Fry for another minute on a low flame
- Now move the onions towards the sides of the wok and make space in the center
- Put the halved eggs (flat side down)
- Cover the eggs back with the fried onions
- Close and allow to simmer for about 4-5 minutes or until the eggs seem to turn slightly brown on the flat side
- Turn over the eggs slowly (be gentle else you wil end up detaching the yolks or breaking the whites)
- Close and cook for another minute

Serving Suggestion
Serve hot as an accompaniment to Dal Fry and Rice. Its the best combination you can ask for. Simple and delicious!



  1. Just stumbled on your blog, looks good! I know so little about Indian cooking, I'd love to learn more. Where can I find these ingredients? Any substitutions for some of the more uncommon spices/ingredients?

  2. Hey Beth! Firstly, thanks a ton for visiting my blog. Would love to share whatever I know about Indian cooking with you. That will only further inspire me to keep this blog going and, not to mention, cook interesting stuff!!

    You should be able to find most of the ingredients I mention in any Indian Grocery store. We do have a whole lot of Indians here in the US, so there are a lot of Indian grocery stores too.

    About substituting ingredients...Just let me know which recipe you are looking at so I can provide you with appropriate suggestions.

  3. This one looks awesome. Will try it over the weekend. I'll say this is a perfect combination for a beer or for that matter scotch :)

  4. Sure thing. Im sure it will go very well... You could even try the fried fish. The pieces disappear as you fry them...!!

  5. Ooooh, yummmy! I hadnt seen this before (wonder why it skipped my eye). I'll try this soon :)

  6. Sure Madhuri. Do let me know how you like 'em. Do make sure you really fry the onions well... almost carmelize them... that's what lends flavour to this dish.

  7. hey deepti..

    I added some capsicum and peas along with onion...fried them and then added the boiled eggs...ooohh..maannn it was amazzinnn..:D..try it out..when u make it next time..:)..too good a recipe..:D..keep it up...

  8. Great variation Archana. I will defn. give it a shot soon!