Muttai Kolambu / Egg Curry

Muttai Kolambu or Egg curry is a popular dish. Usually in egg kolambu, Hard boiled eggs are cut into halves or slits are made in them and added  to the kolambu. As a variation eggs can be poured directly into the boiling kolambu. This will add more flavor to the egg.

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 25 min
Serves: 2

  • Egg - 3
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Small onion - 7
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Tomato - 1 medium sized
  • Salt to taste
Masala Paste:
  1. Using small onion for the curry adds extra taste and flavor. Add coconut and kuruma podi in a mixie, Grind them into smooth paste by adding water.
  2. In a kadai heat oil and add chopped onion.Saute onion until it becomes soft. Adding salt while sauteing makes the onion to get cooked faster.
  3. Then add turmeric powder and chili powder. Add tomato and sauté until it becomes mushy. Sprinkle little water if its too dry.
  4. Add the mixie paste and give a good stir. Then add coriander and cumin powder, salt to taste and a cup of water. 
  5. Bring it to boil. Now reduce the flame and pour the eggs into the kolambu.
  6. Close the lid and leave it in simmer flame until the eggs are cooked. It would take around 5 - 10 min. Then slowly turn the eggs to the other side and again cook for 3 min.
Yummy Egg curry can be served for rice.

Bread Masala

Bread is a very common food that we usually roast, toast or make sandwiches. This bread masala adds a spicy flavor to bread and makes it more tempting to eat.

  • Bread slices can also be fried for making these bread masala. Those who worry about extra calories can just roast them in a pan ;-)
  • While mixing the bread with the masala, do them slowly without losing the shape of bread pieces.
Try this and do post your comments :-)
Bread Masala
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Serves: 2

  • Bread - 5 or 6 slices
  • Onion - 1 medium sized - cut lengthwise
  • Tomato - 1 big sized - finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder -1 pinch
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil or butter - 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro - for garnishing

  1. Roast bread slices in a pan. You can add oil or butter while roasting the bread. After roasting the bread slices, allow it to cool and cut them into small square shaped pieces. 
  2. Now heat a large pan and add a tbsp of oil. As the oil is hot, add cardamom cinnamon clove powder. If you do not have powder, it can be added in pieces. As the spices are roasted nice flavor comes out. Add onion and saute until it becomes translucent.
  3. To the sauteed onion add ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell leaves. Then mix them with turmeric powder and chili powder. keep in medium flame and add the tomato.
  4. Saute them until it gets mushy. Sprinkle water if it gets too dry. Then add the remaining spices (Coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala) and mix well. When its completely cooked add the roasted bread slices and stir them slowly, otherwise the slices will shrink. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Easy Broccoli Cutlet

Experimenting in kitchen is always a fun and appreciation is always a boost to do more and more different tempting dishes. I prepared this broccoli cutlet when my friends came home for an evening. All loved this cutlet and 1 year old prani kutty even loved eating this cutlet :-) wow...!! I am so happy to see my friends and kids enjoying my preparation....!! A very simple and a quick recipe..!! Made everyone to eat more and more...!! Healthy one too...!!

Easy Broccoli Cutlet

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Serves: 10 - 15 cutlets

  1. Broccoli - 1 crown (12 florets) - finely chopped
  2. Onion - 1 big sized - finely chopped
  3. Garlic - 3 or 4 pieces - chopped
  4. Oil - 1 tbsp
  5. Cheese - 1/4 cup
  6. Bread crumps - 1/4 cup
  7. Salt to taste

  1. Heat a pan with oil, add garlic and sauté it. Garlic gives lot of flavor when sauté  in oil.
  2. Add onion to the pan, sauté until it becomes translucent. To this add broccoli & salt for taste. Cook them until broccoli becomes tender. 
  3. Remove from heat and add cheese and mix it up with the broccoli. So that cheese is equally spread around the broccoli and onion. Allow it to cool a little, segregate the mixture into small balls. Balls, need not be too tight, make it easy, cheese helps in making broccoli & onion stick to each other. Smaller the balls,  more tempting to eat :-)
  4. Take bread crumbs in a plate, roll the broccoli ball over the bread crumb and make It flat like a cutlet pressing with fingers.  Just use little energy while pressing. 
  5. The purpose the bread crumbs is just to give a little crunchy feel, make sure too much crumbs are not covering the broccoli. Lets roast them in a pan, Heat the pan (No oil required) to a medium level. Keep the flame mild.
  6. When heat is medium, place the flattened broccoli cutlet in the pan, just add couple drops of oil over the cutlet. (Oil can also be avoided, if you are worried about the extra calories :-) ) Turn the cutlet, until it is evenly cooked on both the sides. The bread crumbs turn a little brownish. Remove the items from the pan and Hot Broccoli Cutlets are ready to serve.
Simple, Quick, Tasty & Healthy Broccoli Cutlets are ready.