Saturday, 16 May 2015

Curried Eggs With Cauliflower

You may have noticed over the years that I'm very partial to eggs in, on and around curries of any kind. And whether the curry is an authentic Indian dish or what I call an "English" curry - and the Curried Eggs With Cauliflower that I made this week from Delia Smith's  book "Frugal Food" is most definitely the latter; I've never seen an Indian curry recipe where the sauce is made using the roux method.

I've had a look around to see if Delia's recipe is on the web, but it isn't so I can't provide a link, and naturally copyright means I can't reproduce it here, but it's very simple. For two people I boiled 5 eggs and set them aside to cool. (Here's a tip - after cooking, crack the shells all over then place the eggs in a bowl of cold water to cool. When they are cold, they will be really easy to peel). When cold, I peeled and halved them.

Then I cut half a cauliflower into large florets and boiled them until only just cooked, then drained them over a jug and saved the liquid.

I fried an onion in oil and butter, adding garlic when it was almost cooked. Then blended in flour and some spices - I used  ground coriander, chilli and turmeric, but you could use your own blend or a ready-mixed curry powder- cooked for a minute and gradually blended in enough of the cauliflower water to give a thick sauce. I mixed in some natural yoghurt and a spoonful of mango chutney, then added the eggs and cauliflower back to the pan and simmered very gently until the eggs and cauliflower were heated through.

With hindsight, I could have made this even more "English" by adding a handful of sultanas along with the egg and cauliflower. And maybe sprinkled some desiccated coconut over the top. Hell, I could even have served it with chips!

I'm linking up to the Cool Cauliflower Recipe Collection at Lavender & Lovage and Tin & Thyme

The Cool Cauliflower Recipe Collection: Linky Party and Blog Hop

And to Credit Crunch Munch at Baking Queen, Fuss Free Flavours and Fab Food 4 All


And last, but not least, to Simply Eggcellent - 3: Savoury at Belleau Kitchen


Unknown said...

I think we share a love of eggs! My grandma used to make a similar curry dish with eggs that were cooked in the shells in the middle of the curry as it cooked in the pot... i've never recreated it but yours looks very much like it... and so lovely too. Thanks for entering the recipe into Simply Eggcellent x

Lucy Bakingqueen74 said...

Love the sound of this curried egg with cauliflower, the sauce looks really tasty as well. I have Frugal Food too, I will have to get it down from the shelf! thanks for linking up with #creditcrunchmunch

Fab Food 4 All said...

Fab dish Jane and reminds me of curried eggs my mum used to give me at home as a child:-) Thanks for linking up you delicious frugal dish to #CreditCrunchMunch:-)

Choclette said...

What a lovely recipe Jane. I never think to add eggs to curries, but I always enjoy them if I have them elsewhere. Thanks for sharing this with #CoolCauliflowerRecipes :)