This is no ordinary egg curry! It’s from the local kitchen of Jamtara in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh. It’s Spicy and flavourful. Jamtara is one of the villages located in the buffer zone of Pench National Park, well known for its #Tigers & rich flora and fauna. Egg curry is great with rice as well as Chapati (Indian flat bread)
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Red Chili Powder
Dried Fenugreek Seeds (known as Kasuri Methi locally)
Ginger Garlic Paste
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
salt and water as needed
Deep Fry Boiled eggs in a pan, once slightly fried, add turmeric powder and red chili powder and fry further until the eggs turn golden yellow
Take another pan with oil, add onion paste and saute until onion turns slightly golden brown.
Add dry fenugreek leaves and saute until it is aromatic
Add Ginger Garlic Paste, saute until the raw fragrance of garlic is out of the way
Add salt as necessary
Add Turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and chopped tomatoes.
Saute until you make a paste of it.
Add water as per your desired consistence and cook until the Gravy is just good enough.
Add fried boiled eggs.
Garnish with Coriander leaves
I was recently stayed at the beautiful and earthy Jamtara Wilderness Camp in Pench. I had an interaction with the chef about local cuisine of the region and he told me that Egg Curry is a local favourite. They would always serve their guests with Egg curry along with chapatis. He warned me in particular that it is quire different from Egg curries that I may have tried in Delhi. I suddenly asked him if he would be kind enough to demonstrate it for me while I taped it on video. He consented and here it to. Jamtara offers cooking sessions for those who are interested and I would definitely recommend it. They have their cooking sessions in their open lounge that also has several interesting books in their library. After your cooking class you can enjoy your meal by the pool. Doesn’t that sound fantastic. Well here is the link to Jamtara Wilderness Retreat, Pench.