23/08/2015

EGG REZALA (EGG COOKED IN CASHEW NUT AND YOGURT GRAVY)




All of you are familiar  with Chicken Rezala and Mutton Rezala ..both are very traditional  Bengali cuisines , prepared for any  special occasions.  Chicken  and Mutton pieces cooked in cashew nut, poppy seeds and yogurt based gravy flavoured with spices. This dish originated in Bengal and is influenced from Mughlai cuisine, rich in taste and flavours.

I love experiment...and this time I made this dish with eggs..just wanted to try and it came out so tasty.This Egg Rezala  goes well with Paratha, Naan or any other  Indian bread and any biriyani.

PREPARATION TIME -15 Minutes
COOKING TIME  - 10 Minutes
SERVINGS  -2

METHOD
Hard Boiled Eggs-4

Onion Paste-2tbsp

Raw Papaya Paste -1tbsp (optional )

Yogurt or Curd-2tbsp

Poppy Seeds or Khuskhus or Posto -1tsp

Cashew nuts-4-5 (soaked in water )

Black Peppercorn-3-4

Sugar-1/2 tsp

Ghee-2tbsp(if you want to avoid ghee..then you can mix 1bsp ghee and 1tbsp oil together)

Garlic paste-1tsp

Onion -1 (paste)

Dried Red Chillies-2

(Cloves-2
Green Cardamom-2
Cinnamon-2
Mace-1/2sp
Nutmeg -A pinch...Roast all the ingredients  from cloves to nutmeg..then grind to make a fine powder)

Black Cardamom -1

Bayleaf -1
1or 2 drops  Kewra essence

1/2 tsp Rose Water

Salt to taste

1/2 cup of water

INSTRUCTIONS 
Prepare a paste of Cashew and Poppy seeds ..if required add little bit water

Heat Ghee  or clarified butter in a heavy bottom Wok or Kadai..shallow fry the eggs..remove from heat  and keep aside.

Tempering the remaining oil  with red chillies,black peppercorns,black cardamoms and bay leaf.

Add the grated Onions and raw papaya paste  and fry till light  brown.

Add garlic paste. .fry for 1 minute  then add ginger paste. .do this process on medium flame. .

Stir well and cook for few minutes until oil gets separated

Add Coriander powder, salt, sugar and spices powder which we have grind....mix and cook for 5 minutes. .if required add few water

Add eggs..and mix..and cook on low flame for 1-2 minutes

Add 1/2 cup water..bring it to boil. .when the water will start boiling. .switch off the gas

Add Kewra essence and rose water..and mix..and close the lid for 5 minutes
Transfer to  serving bowl,


Note: Please DO NOT use the Turmeric, Red Chilli Powder and tomato. .



7 comments:

  1. Very nice dear. Your post brings back many memories. It's a good idea to make REZALA with eggs. The dish looks super yummmmm.

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  2. Thanks dear...I wanted this dish on that day..but there was no fish and chicken in the fridge...so made it with Egg.

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  3. Wow Moumita, so glad you like to experiment, this looks delicious, I learn so much with every post I see, this really looks delicious!

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  4. This looks so delicious and yum!

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