Sanoli's Kitchen: EGG TARKA

Thursday, July 12, 2012


It is a very popular North Indian dish, hot favourite among Punjabis. You may add minced chicken or mutton with this tarka, but vegetarian tarka also tastes good without adding any non-veg item in it. This dish is widely avialable in dhabas. It is not only fulfilling, but nutritious also.

1 cup Green Mung Beans
2 Eggs
1 medium Onion (finely chopped)
1 chopped Tomato
2-3 Green chillies (chopped)
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
A pinch of Asafoetida
1 tsp minced Garlic
1 tsp minced Ginger
1/2 tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves (kasoori methi)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Shahi Garam masala
1/2 tsp Kitchen King masala
2 tbsps Sour Cream
2 tbsps finely chopped Cilantro
1 tbsp Butter
3 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste

Wash and soak mung beans in water for 4-5 hours. Drain water.
Transfer the mung beans in pressure cooker with 1 & 1/2 cup water. Pressure cook the lentils upto 5 whistles. Let it cool naturally. Set aside.
Heat 2 tsps oil  in a wok and make scrambled eggs with the two eggs. Set aside.
Now heat the remaining oil in wok. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida in it. Saute for few seconds. Add minced garlic and ginger, saute for another 10-15 seconds. Now add chopped onion and green chillies in it. Fry till onions turns golden in colour.

Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, shahi garam masala and kitchen king masala in it. Fry for 2 minutes in medium heat. Add tomatoes, dry fenugreek leaves and salt in it. Fry till tomatoes become soft, mashy and spices leave oil from sides.

Then add cooked mung beans and sour cream in wok with little water (if extra water is needed). Fold well. Cover the lid and cook for another 3 minutes. Add scrambled eggs in it. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, add chopped cilantro and butter in it. Mix nicely. Egg tarka is now ready to serve.
Serve hot with roti, naan or paratha along with onion slices, green chilli and lemon pieces.

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