Indian eggs with tomato sauce?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by grumio, May 17, 2012.

  1. grumio

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    A friend of mine recently mentioned that she'd made shakshula. I'd never heard of it, googled it, & clicked on the first thing that came up, the Wikipedia article, & thought, Hang on, this is huevos rancheros wearing a djellaba!

    I've been making huevos rancheros since I was in high school - that salsa of onions, chilis, garlic, cumin, tomatoes, & cilantro was the first thing I ever learned to cook. Years later, when I had gotten into cooking Indian food a lot, it occurred to me that if you took the huevos rancheros salsa recipe &, say, throw some mustard seed into the oil, some ginger in with the garlic, some turmeric in with the cumin, and some garam masala in with the cilantro, you'd have an Indian sauce perfectly suited to poaching some eggs in or putting over fried eggs & serving with naan or chapatis.

    But I don't recall ever seeing this as a dish in Indian cookbooks or restaurants.  What I'm wondering is, is this or something like it done in South Asian cooking?  
     
  2. zoebisch

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  3. koukouvagia

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    Every culture has their own versions of the same food.  The ingredients may differ a little but all concepts are the same.

    italian meatballs -> swedish meatballs -> kefte

    Flatbread -> naan -> pita -> matlouh

    Stew -> cassoulet -> curry

    BBQ -> tandoori -> Gogi gui

    omelet -> fritatta -> tortilla

    corn dog -> kebab -> souvlaki -> yakitori

    gyro -> burger -> taco
     
  4. chefedb

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    Also an old classical dish is quite similar called''' Eggs Portuguese  '''
     
  5. azfoodie

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    Closest thing that I can think of is Indian egg curry or egg masala.  The sauce in these dishes can vary from a light tomato and onion based sauce, to a rich and heavy sauce made from cashews, almonds and cream.  In most Indian egg curries/masalas however, the eggs are hard boiled and then added to the sauce.  There are a few recipes floating around where the raw eggs are poached in the sauce.
     
  6. zojison

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    I'm a bit curious about this, I tried to Google it and haven't found anything relevant. Could you please point me in the right direction, or give me the name of such a dish? I'd like to try something like this at some point (my drooling face says it will be sooner rather than later).

    I love poached eggs, but I've always complained a bit about the lack of "variables" involved in the process.
     
  7. zojison

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    Thank you :)

    I will try the Egg Kurma later on today, though the eggs are not really poached... it looks great for a nice breakfast for two.