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Balti Dhal and Boiled Egg Fry In Curry Leaves Paste

Balti Dhal with Boiled Egg Fry in Curry Leaves Paste

Dal with fried eggs taken along with hot plain boiled rice makes wonderful lunch or dinner especially in cold wheather. Balti dhal, I have made previously two to three times but never thought of blogging it. This balti dhal dish I have learned from a cook book called "Healthy Indian Cooking" by "Shehzad Husain and Manisha Kanani". This book contains authentic dishes with less fat. Thanks to the authors for sharing wonderful dishes ..all Vegetable,Non-Vegetable dishes, Soups, Snaks and Salads. Though not exactly, I cooked dal with little variations suiatble to regular dal taste. The result was amazing.

The another dish is Boiled eggs fry in curry leaves paste. This dish is from my mothers cook book. I love this as side dish along with dhal or biryani or sambar or just like that. It has got curry leaves paste taste which is good to health with eggs. Do give a try ..it is very easy to make and much tasty to eat:-))

Ingredients For Balti Dhal:
1/2 cup toor dhal
1 medium bunch spring onions roughly chopped
1/2 capsicum (or green pepper) seeded and sliced thinely
1tsp garlic pulp
1tsp ginger pulp
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp salt (or a/c to taste)
1 stem curry leaves (which are absent in author's version)
1/2 tsp Coriander powder (which is absent in author's recipe)
2 small tomatoes(sliced into thin long pieces) or (a/c to author 6-8 cherry tomatoes)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds or (a/c to author onions seeds. I used mustard since I was lack of onion seeds)
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (or a/c author fresh 1 cup fenugreek leaves)
small lemon sized tamarind(soaked in warm water) or (a/c author 1 tbsp lemon juice)
fresh coriander leaves to cook in and garnish
oil for cooking (a/c to author 2tbsp oil)

  1. Cook the dhal in a suacepan of boiling water until soft and mushy. Drain and set aside.
  2. Take the tamarind juice out of soaked one and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil with oinion seeds or mustard seeds till they splutter.
  4. Add spring oinions and curry leaves and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add cooked dhal and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Now add turmeric, salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, ginger and garlic pulp respectively, mix and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Then add cut tomatoes or cherry tomatoes as it is and cut capsicum into the dhal. Mix well and cover the pan with lid and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. See that tomatoes become soft if using cherry tomatoes or if using regular one's see that they are not over cooked and mashed up. They taste best with dish when they are just soft and as it is.
  8. Finally add tamarind juice or lemon juice and mix well and allow to cook for 2 more minutes if using tamarind juice.
  9. garnish with some cut spring oinions and fresh coriander leaves on top( also can add some coriander leaves while cooking, which I did.
Egg Fry In Curry Leaves Paste
Ingredients For Egg Fry:

4 eggs
1 packet of curry leaves available in indian store or 5 to 6 curry leaves stems

salt a/c to taste
ground pepper a/c to taste
1 garlic (shredded finely) optional
2 to 3 tsp of oil for frying

  1. Boil eggs and remove shell , pork them with knife or tooth pick all over the eggs and keep aside.( this is done to let the paste go inside the egg)
  2. Wash curry leaves separated from stem and grind to fine paste or as much as possible.
  3. Heat oil in a deep sauce pan. Add curry leaves paste and fry till all water evaporates.
  4. Now add salt , pepper and shredded garlic (I did not use garlic here). Mix well with paste and fry for few seconds.
  5. Now add eggs , mix well and fry till the color of eggs changes to light brown. Not necessarly the color should be even all through the egg.
  6. Serve hot with boiled plain rice or with any dhal of your choice.

Note: A small tip for good boiled eggs. Boil eggs for long time and to remove the shell with out any damage to the egg, after they are boiled, keep them in cold water or under cold running water for some time. And before removing the shell again wash it under cold water. Now the shell will come very easily with out any damage to the egg.

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Yippee! Meena is back!! I came somany times looking for a new one!! Thanks for this!!Photos are very good, Meena!
WOW!!Balti dal looks excellent! I have a Balti cook book ,I made Balti chicken once! They are soo delicious,never made dal Balti! I have to make this for weekday!

I am cooking your cashew chicken for weekend,will post with credit to you some time later!!:))

Thats a lovely combo Meena. Never tried curry leaves paste and egg. Would love to try this.

Hi Meena,
Never tried capsicum and spring onions in dal. Sounds interesting. I love all kinds of egg recipes and egg with curry leaf paste sounds delicious. Will definitely try this soon.
Thanks for sharing.

I have never tried this kind of dal before with bell peppers. Any dal recipe are must try ones for me :)

And aal your pictures are BEAUTIFUL !!!

eggs in curry leaves paste sounds different and yummy and balti dal is just mouthwatering...nice photos meena..thanks for sharing..

Making me hungry.nice blog here.perfect picture.thanks for sharing.

Thanks Asha,
i will be waiting for your response on cashew chicken and i hope you will like this balti dal too..try out egg fry..its yummy.

Thank you Shilpa and Pavani,
Iam sure you will like this egg fry in curry leaves paste..It is one side dish I love to eat any time:-)

Priya S&S,
I have visited your site also left a comment at rice dish..your new look is gorgeous..And I often see your dal dishes ..great trials i hope you will love this too...:-)

Thank you maneka and Deepa for dropping by and your nice words:-))Do try egg fry Iam sure you will like this..Its from my mother's cook book!

Beautiful photos Meena,i can't wait to try this eggs in curry leaves recipe. Thank you

Egg fry in curry leaves paste is something new.Meena,I would love to try this someday soon...Thanks for sharing these yummmmy dishes.

Thank you archana and Lera,

Iam sure you will love this when you try..Its so easy to make and even more tasty to eat

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