Maldivian style egg curry
Added by peanutts | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
â€¢ 4 Hard boiled eggs
â€¢ 1 Â½ tsp Roasted curry powder
â€¢ 1 Small onion , sliced
â€¢ 2 garlic cloves , crushed to a paste
â€¢ Â¼ cup thick coconut milk
â€¢ 1 sprig curry leaves
â€¢ 1 Â¾ cups ( 450 ml ) water
â€¢ 1 small potato chopped
â€¢ 1 tbsp tomato puree/ paste
â€¢ 1 fillet Maldivian smoked tuna , cut into thick slices ,or 1 tin tuna chunks .
[i]I love curried eggs . This is one of my favourite curries . It tastes even better if you make a small slit at one end of the egg and the yolk gets flavoured with the curry. I wont call this an authentic Maldivian curry, but since its made at home I have included it [/i].
Heat about 2 tablespoons oil, add onion and curry leaves and sauté till soft and translucent.
Add curry leaves , garlic and ginger, stir for about a minute or two.
Switch off heat add curry powder, tomato paste/ puree. Add a little water to prevent burning and turn the heat back on.
Stir and once you get the smell of spices , about 1 minute, add potatoes , stir to coat with the spice and add the remaining water.
Cook over a medium heat till the potatoes are cook. If the water level reduces too much add some extra water .
Once the potatoes are tender add eggs and tuna , stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
Taste , add more salt if needed, if you like extra spicey curries at a little more curry paste.
Add thick coconut milk. Stir , and switch off.