My best friend, Anu, is in town from London and met up with me at the mall lunch time. It was such a pleasant surprise. She is 6 months pregnant and wanted Taco Bell, but I suggested she opt for Chipotle instead, hello, it’s much healthier and fresher… she’s prego. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE Taco Bell, but that is for the weekends. After lunch Anu suggested we get Starbucks, how could I say no? I ended up getting the Dark Cherry Mocha which was so delicious… I was really able to taste the cherry and chocolate. We walked around the mall for a bit and then I had to say bye and head back to work. I’ll see her real soon. 🙂
Okay, so remember how I told you I was going to the Shakira concert, well it turns out I didn’t go. There was such a HUGE mix up… I thought the tickets were mine, but they were already canceled. I was sad! Well, Shakira is still young, I’m pretty sure she’ll perform again in the next five years so I have hope. 🙂
Today I had a message from a user named, Roslyn, she gave me some constructive criticism on my blog and I have decided to consider her advice. I just want to thank Roslyn if you are out there reading this that I appreciate your suggestion.
So today I made an Indian dish with boiled eggs cooked in a cilantro paste. I made Dhaniya Baingan (Brinjals cooked in a Cilantro Paste) a while ago and my husband loved it sooooo much that he suggested I follow the same recipe and use boiled eggs instead. This recipe turned out really good… it was his brains and my hard work. 🙂 We had some leftovers so tomorrow I plan on turning this into an Egg Pulao (Rice Pilaf) dish with some frozen peas. If you decide to try this, let me know how this turns out for you.
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NUTRITION: Eggs are a good source of Protein and Vitamin D. The yolks do contain a lot of cholesterol, however the yolk contains tons of nutrients that are good for you.
- Garlic – 1 clove
- Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
- Green Chilies – 2
- Fresh Cilantro – handful
- Water – 2 tbsp (just to get the grinder/blender going)
- Eggs – 8 medium (or 6 large) – (boiled & cubed)
- Olive Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp
- Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
- Nigella Seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Red Onion – 2 medium (sliced)
- Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
- Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
- Water – 3/4 cup (you may use 1/2 cup if you want less gravy)
- Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
- salt to taste
1. Boil eggs.
2. In the meantime, slice the onions.
3. Heat a pan on medium heat, once hot, add Olive Oil, cumin seeds, and nigella seeds.
4. Once the seeds begin to sizzle, add the turmeric powder. Saute for 5 seconds.
5. Now add the sliced onions. Season with salt. Saute for 5-7 minutes or until onions become golden. Reduce heat to dial #3.
7. Now check on the onions, this is what you should have… slightly golden.
8. Add the cilantro paste. Season with salt. Combine. Saute for about 6-8 minutes. The color of the cilantro will darken.
9. Check on the eggs, they should be done by now.
10. Peel the eggs and cube each egg into 4s.
TIP: Notice how I removed the yolk from a few eggs, this will save fat, calories, and cholesterol.
11. Check on the onion-cilantro paste. Add the cubed eggs.
12. Season with salt, coriander powder, and red chili powder.
14. Now add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water… I added 3/4 cup.
15. Combine and the yolks will help form a creamy gravy.
16. Cover and simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
17. This is what you should have. Adjust salt. Turn off the stove.
18. Add garam masala. Combine. Serve with naan or rice.