Sunday, March 27, 2011

Agra Dhaba style Deviled Eggs and a Delicious Cinnamon Bread

While I was up in Agra this time, we were in hunt for a late night place to go to. I was told about a Dhaba on the Delhi Agra Highway that is famous for its boiled eggs bhurji. Unfortunately we were unable to drive to far due to the family function. We ended up in a coffee shop in one of the five stars and the coffee and service was substandard but the company was outstanding. However I really wanted to make some boiled egg bhurji. Its really simple and makes such a great Sunday brunch side. Its perfectly spiced, creamy in texture and is simply delicious. Its healthy comfort food. Mom thought it would be great with jeera rice and parathas as well.

So fresh off Sunday breakfast this morning followed by some leftover Cinnamon bread baked by Anand Prahlad.

Agra Dhaba Deviled eggs:

3 boiled eggs
1 onion chopped fine
1 garlic minced
1 tomato chopped
2-3 green chilies chopped
1 sprig of green onions
cilantro for garnish
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Chili pwd
1/2 tsp amchur
1 tsp Papa's Magic masala
A sprinkle of herbs (I used these fancy Swiss herbs in my pantry)

1. Peel the boiled eggs

 The ingredients: boiled eggs, tomatoes, green chilies, onion, Swiss herbs
 Lovely Swiss herbs- a gift from Zurich.
 2. Stir fry the onions, garlic, red chili flakes, green chilies, and herbs.
 3. Add the masala: coriander powder, turmeric powder, chili powder, amchur.
 4. Add the tomatoes and cook till they break down.
 5. Add the three boiled eggs
6.  With a wooden spoon- break the eggs. Be careful not to mash them too much.

 7. Add a garnish of spring onions and fresh cilantro.
8.  Serve on a whole wheat toast. Its perfectly spiced.

Anand Prahlad baked some cinnamon bread following this delightful recipe from Pioneer Woman. He has recently purchased a new oven. The pleasures of life. He gave me half the loaf warning me that its not as great as he expected it to be. I smelt it and was in heaven. A lovely whiff of cinnamon.  I wanted to serve it with some butter, slices of bananas and chocolate chips. Toasted. So that the bread somewhat softens, the bananas are warm and the chocolate chips melt ever so slightly. Making each bite a little piece of heaven. Its very simple to put together. Of course baking the cinnamon bread- now you will have to chat with Anand about that.

The first bite into the moist warm bananas and chocolate chips offset by the graininess of the bread. It was perfection!


  1. Just when i decided to finally try and learn to COOK. Talk about luck by chance :)

  2. The cinnamon bread came out to be yummmmmmmy. We really enjoyed eating it. Jyo has world of time and patience to cook delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner etc.

  3. that's a really interesting way to cook eggs. Love your step-by-step pics :)

  4. nice, i think it is very tasty ya

  5. those eggs are on for breakfast today - uh... with mushrooms and capers. :) hugs.