Whenever I used to come back from school, & mom would have prepared something I didnt like for lunch, I used to make this up. It really satisifies my soul (truly!!), till date. Try it n maybe you will get the same feeling.
The following recipe will serve four people, @ of one egg per head. But if somebody wishes to indulge in an extra egg – most welcome !!!
Curry leaves – 2/3 stalks
2 onions – chopped finely
2 big tomatoes – chopped finely
turmeric / haldi powder – 1/2 tsp
green chililes – according to taste
salt – according to taste
……yes you need nothing more than this
In a kadai, add a little oil & then add the onions.
When the onions are pink in colour, add the tomatoes & the curry leaves.
When the oil starts floating, add the haldi, chillies & salt.
You can substitute the green chillies with red chilli pwdr, this will give a very nice red colour to the dish, or else, it will be yellow.
Add about 2 cups water & let it boil.
Now take one egg at a time & break it carefully into the boiling water.
Take the second one & break it away from the first one.
In the same way break the other two also.
Now lower the flame & cover the kadai with a lid.
Let the eggs cook on a low flame
After about 5/8 mins, check if the yolk is firm by inserting either a toothpick or a fork.
The gravy will also have thickened by now, if not cook for some more time so as to thicken the gravy.
Remove from fire & serve
Goes well with either chappati or rice.