Anda Aloo Jhola or Egg Curry with the Potatoes

Egg is one such ingredient which comes to rescue when you are out of stock and have no time for groceries. It’s even the best friend for a no pro cooking day. You  simply make any dish in any format and it’s a great dish to enjoy with anything. Ever since we shifted, nothing seems to be falling in place. I know the time would manage a lot of things. But for the time now, blogging has taken a back seat. However, I have not stopped cooking a bit. Cooking the meals fresh has become a real passion for me. They say eating fresh food has altogether a different charm, and ever since the little one has come to our life we learnt so many basics of life. And when I don’t have any time or ingredient, nothing other than Anda Aloo Jhola comes to the rescue.

Egg and Potatoes Served
Egg and Potatoes Served

Speaking about this recipe, it’s a thin curry made with Egg and Potatoes tossed in the Onions, Ginger-Garlic and Tomato gravy and cooked with a sprinkle of Garam Masala. This is served with a bowl of hot rice or rotis. I can eat it umpteen times without any decline in interest. So here goes one more easy peasy recipe for your everyday meal.

Potatoes in the gravy
Potatoes in the gravy

Ingredients:

  1. Large Eggs – 5
  2. Medium sized Potatoes – 3
  3. Tomato – 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  4. Onion – 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  5. Garlic Cloves – 2 large
  6. Ginger – 1/2 inch
  7. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Coriander seeds  – 1 tsp
  9. Red chilies – 3
  10. Bay Leaves – 1
  11. Cinnamon Stick – 1
  12. Cardamom – 2 pods
  13. Mustard Oil – 2 tbsp
  14. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  15. Salt – according to taste
  16. Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  17. Green Chilies – 2, slit

Steps of Preparation:

  1. Firstly, boil the Eggs and Potatoes in medium high for about 20 mins, until the eggs are hard boiled and potatoes are cooked firmly.

    Boiling the Eggs and Poatoes
    Boiling the Eggs and Poatoes

  2. In the meantime, make a coarse ground paste of coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red chilies, ginger and garlic.
    Ingredients for Gravy
    Ingredients for Gravy

    Ground Paste
    Ground Paste

  3. Once Egg and Potatoes are cooled, peel off the egg and potatoes and cut the potatoes to two equal halves.

    Boiled Eggs and Potatoes
    Boiled Eggs and Potatoes

  4. Heat a wide bottomed vessel, and add mustard oil to it. Gently fry the boiled eggs and potatoes in separate batches.
    Adding the Mustard Oil
    Adding the Mustard Oil
    Shallow Frying the Boiled Eggs
    Shallow Frying the Boiled Eggs

    Frying the Potatoes
    Frying the Potatoes

  5. Once done, to the same oil, add the whole spices like Bay Leaves, Cinnamon and Cardamom and gently toss it for a minute.

    Adding the whole spices Bay Leaves, Cardamom and cinnamon
    Adding the whole spices Bay Leaves, Cardamom and cinnamon

  6. Add the finely chopped onions to the whole spices and cook it till softened and the raw smell goes off.
    Adding Onions
    Adding Onions

    Cooked Onions
    Cooked Onions

  7. Next, when the onions are cooked, add the coarsely ground paste and cook it till the oil oozes out of the mixture.
    Adding the Ground Paste
    Adding the Ground Paste

    Cooking the ground paste
    Cooking the ground paste

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    Adding Salt
    Adding Salt

  9. The tomatoes are added later to the mixture and cooked till the oil oozes out.
    Adding Tomatoes
    Adding Tomatoes

    The cooked Masala
    The cooked Masala

  10. 2 cups of water is further added and brought to a boil. Then add the potatoes and egg and cook it for 2 mins. I didn’t let it shimmer a lot as I wanted a very thin gravy.
    Adding the water to the Masala
    Adding the water to the Masala

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  11. Finally, add the coriander leaves and green chilies.

    Adding the green chilies and Coriander Leaves
    Adding the green chilies and Coriander Leaves

Anda Aloo Jhola
Anda Aloo Jhola

Once done serve it hot with Roti or Rice and a simple Raita makes a wholesome platter.

Anda Aloo Jhola or Egg Curry with the Potatoes
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
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Anda Aloo Jhola is a thin gravy of Eggs and Potatoes cooked with Onions and Tomatoes gravy where the subtle spices play the role to add the flavors. The dish is served with Rice or Indian Flatbread Roti for meals.

 

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