Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Egg Tadka - Roadside Stall

This dish is something that I remember from my childhood days. Whenever Ma would have lot of work from school and would not have time to cook, Dad would bring this and roti from a small roadside restaurant near our house at Kharagpur.
Those days restaurants and Cafes were not as common as they are today and Kharagpur being a very small place there is still scarcity of restaurants.
Today I don't know why I felt like preparing that and below is what I came up with:
It became a bit more watery than what I actually wanted. But thats fine coz I had prepared it for the first time and it tasted awesome.


- Green Moong Dal(2 cups)
- Coriander(1/2 bunch finely chopped)
- Curry Leaves(optional)
- Egg(1)
- Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
- Corainder Powder(2 tsp)
- Cumin Powder(2 tsp)
- Cumin(1 tsp)
- Chhole masala(2 tsp)
- Onion(two large finely chopped)
- Tomato(1 diced)
- Green Chilli(2 slit)
- Salt(acc to taste)
- Sugar(1 tsp)
- Ginger Garlic Paste(2 tsp)
- Oil(2 tbsp)

Method Followed:

- Pressure cook green moong dal for 4 whistles.Make sure it is poperly cooked and has got sort of a slippery texture.
- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
- When they splutter add onion and green chillies.
- When the onions turn golden add ginger garlic paste and tomatoes.
- When it is fried then add the cooked moong dal to it along with turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chhole masala.
- Mix it well and add half cup water.
- Close the lid and let it cook.
- In another pan heat 1 tsp oil and prepare scrambled eggs.
- Once the dal boils remove from heat. Add the scrambled eggs, garnish with coriander and serve hot whith roti.

This can also be had with bread toast as a snack. Happy eating :)


  1. I generally have it in my offc. Tastes very nice. Will try once at home...