Friday, July 27, 2012

Curried Scrambled Eggs - Eggs #3


A dish that I suddenly came up with… because I have done 2 very light tasting dishes and needed a boost of flavour for dinner. This dressed up scrambled egg became the star of the night, the pungency of the spices, the tender texture of eggs and the fresh taste of tomatoes, it's quite an experience. It's also easy to prepare, provided you already have these spices on hand. 



Since having my own spice rack, I make myself learn to incorporate more spices into my cooking. Although I grew up eating Malaysian food, I barely knew much about spices, besides those few that we Chinese will actually use for cooking like cinnamon and star anise, oh yes and 5 Spice powder. Spices are really interesting and with the upcoming Malaysian Food Fest event (First state is Melaka in August), I've learnt even more about spices. Not only Indian spices, but Chinese spices. Yes, trust me, the Chinese have a huge array of spices that sounds really foreign to me. I am learning..slowly.


Don’t feel intimidated with spices. Try them… it’s interesting.



Curried Scrambled Eggs
Recipe by: WendyinKK

5 eggs
3 shallots, finely minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 green chilli, sliced
1 sprig curry leaf, rinsed and leafs detached
½ tsp mustard seed
½ tsp cumin
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp salt or some chicken stock powder
1 red tomato, diced.

1. Crack all the eggs into a bowl.
2. Heat wok and put in 3 Tbsp of oil. Pour in eggs and scramble them until they are just cooked (still soft) and nicely separated. Dish up.
3. In the same wok, on medium low heat put in 2 Tbsp oil. Put in mustard seeds(these will pop as u cook) and sauté shallots and garlic until fragrant and very slightly golden.  Add cumin and continue to sauté until everything looks almost golden. Put in green chilli and sauté until fragrant.
4. Put in curry powder, and salt (or chicken stock powder) and cook until you can smell the curry powder.
5. Turn heat to high. Pour the scrambled eggs back into the wok and fry until the eggs looks dry.
6. Put in diced tomatoes and give it a light toss. Dish up.

23 comments:

  1. I love seeing eggs, coz I can't really cook a good one..

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  2. That's a unique dish! Scramble Curry Eggs, and this is something new to me. mmm..mmm...Wendy, Wendy, lei hai mo tak ding!!

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  3. I am going to try this out...but with instant curry paste:p

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  4. I thought that is chicken lol!hungry until blur liao...will try this when i need to cook.

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  5. This dish is sure going to flare me up! And I know I won't stop even I'm on fire :p

    To make curry scrambled eggs, Wendy, ingenious!!

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  6. This dish is fresh for me because i haven't cook this before, thanks your sharing!!

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  7. Without looking at the title, i though this is curry pork :)

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  8. hey, can share where do you get the spice rack?

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  9. Hi Wendy
    Can you recommend what brand of curry powder you used?
    Debby

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  10. This dish is like a fusion between Chinese and ang mo spicies. At one look I thought it was diced chicken until I saw the post title. Very special ya. :))

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  11. Wow, this looks yummy! It will be going into my recipe collection for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. At first look I thought is a meat dish.

    This is interesting.

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  13. i think it will be nice to eat with my chappati also! i really ought to know more about spices too :)

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  14. Cynful pleasure,
    eggs is one of the easiest things to cook, it's not that hard if you try.


    Mel,
    U try ah one day, ok!


    masterboots,
    It's a bit of waste if you open up a pack and use just that 1 tsp.


    Jeannie,
    cepat dan sedap.. I hope ur boys like it


    yvonne,
    LOL, it's rather mild la, curry powder only lor


    蓝色小厨,
    It was a sudden idea to cook it this way :)


    Small Kucing,
    I think u're a curry lover eh?


    Cass,
    Haha, cos the way I scrambled them, is flipping the sides, I saw the technique on TV.


    chelsea,
    check out "my kitchen" tab up there.
    It's not a bought "complete spice" rack, I just bought spices, placed them in jars and placed them on racks on my wall.



    Debby,
    Babas, mostly


    Honey Bee Sweets,
    Actually this is Indian, south indian style :p


    茵茵,
    don't just collect it, try it ;)


    Angel,
    LOL. Cos rarely see curry eggs like this right? always whole eggs.

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  15. hi Wendy, this dish definitely will be loved by me, not my family though
    i dont know much about spices, either
    hope i can join in the malacca food fest in august :)

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  16. Brilliant!!!I will love this;) after my cough gets well... I will definitely try this out;) thanks for sharing this wonderful, simple yet appetising egg dish.

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  17. Wendy, this dish looks so yummy. Look forward for more of your dishes on spices so I can buy more spice without worrying the usage lol.

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  18. Very interesting recipe. Simple and delicious!

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  19. Ok now I totally want scrambled eggs for lunch… Sadly I don’t have a kitchen in my office…

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  20. Hi,

    It looks absolutely delicious.. Just wondering how many does these serve?

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  21. sarah,
    That's the exact amount that I've got, that one plate.
    How many servings.. depends on how big the appetite is :p

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  22. Just tried this recipe. Very delicious and nice to go with rice. I also added some diced king oyster mushrooms (pan fry prior to adding in the pan with the scramble eggs). Thank you for sharing! :-)

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