Ingredients 6 boiled eggs Gram flour 30 gms Baking powder Ό tbsp Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp Coriander powder 1 tsp Chilli powder 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Method Sieve gram flour, baking powder, turmeric, coriander powder, chilli powder and salt into a bowl. Add water and blend into a thick batter. Peel and slice eggs and coat with batter. Deep fry. Serve hot with accompaniments (chutney or ketchup).
Ingredients 6 eggs 6 tbsp. butter 100 gms. Mushrooms 8 tbsp. single cream 1 tsp. mustard powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp. chopped parsley cheese sauce (see below) Freshly ground black pepper
For the cheese sauce 3 tbsp. butter 3 tbsp. wheat flour 3 tbsp. grated cheese 1 cup milk Salt, sugar and pepper to taste
Method Cheese Sauce Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk and simmer, stirring constantly, preferably with a wooden spoon/ladle, until thickened. Add grated cheese and stir until it melts. Season with salt, sugar and freshly powdered black pepper.
Omelette Slice mushrooms. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a fry pan and fry mushrooms till tender. Add salt, 4 tbsp. single cream and simmer till slightly thickened. Meanwhile, mix cheese sauce with the remaining cream and ½ tsp. mustard. Preheat the grill. Beat eggs with the remaining mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Melt the remaining butter in a large omelette pan and pour in the egg mixture. As the underside sets, draw sides of the omelette towards centre with a fork to allow uncooked egg to run on to pan. When set, spoon mushroom mixture down centre of omelette and fold over to enclose it. Slide omelette on to a flameproof serving dish. Cover with cheese sauce and grill till surface is browned. Sprinkle freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with finely chopped parsley. Serveimmediately. The dish can be a good accompaniment with toasted plain/ brown bread slices.
Ingredients 6 hard boiled eggs Salt to taste 1 cup gram flour Ό tsp ajwain (carom seeds). White oil for deep frying freshly ground black pepper Ό tsp. finely powdered rock salt, a pinch of cooking soda. Method Hard boil the eggs adding a good pinch of salt to water to avoid splitting. When cool, cut each lengthwise into 4 pieces. Prepare a thick smooth batter of gram flour adding salt, cooking soda and ajwain. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed deep fry pan and let the oil smoke. Reduce the flame, dip each piece of egg in the batter and deep fry in batches of 4-6. Drain off extra oil. Sprinkle freshly ground black pepper and rock salt. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup, hot-n-sour sauce or with any other dip of your choice.
Variation 2-3 tbsp. of grated cheese can be added to the batter to enrich the dish.