Friday, December 11, 2009

really great cold morning breakfast...

alas, there will be no pictures with this entry, since my card loader is kaput. i will be picking one of those up tomorrow when i go christmas shopping.
however, for all the cold mornings we are having right now, i wanted to share this recipe for parsi scrambled eggs, they are divine!

parsi scrambled eggs
2 T ghee
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 cm ginger, grated
1 tsp garam masala
pinch ground chili powder
4 strands saffron, soaked in 2 T hot milk
6 eggs
cilantro, chopped, to garnish
green chilies, finely chopped

1. heat the ghee, add onions and allow to soften
2. add the garlic, allow to soften but not brown
3. add the ginger
(alternately, as i often do, especially in the morning, add 1/2 t of ginger-garlic paste, which you can buy in a plastic jar at the indian market)
4. sprinkle garam masala, chili powder, and salt to taste over the mix
5. whisk the eggs into the hot milk/saffron mix and add to pan.

now, i am a big "DON'T COOK THE EGGS ALL TO HELL" person, preferring them to be creamy at the end, not resembling packing peanuts. but to each his own, i guess. i use a silicone spatula and stir the eggs in sort of a folding motion, taking them on and off the heat a la gordon ramsay...hey! for lack of photos, let me delight you with a video of how to really make scrambled eggs!

ahhh, that man can cook. ahem. moving on.

so you scramble the eggs then add the chopped green chilies at the end, if you are using them. take the eggs out of the pan, plate them, and put the chopped cilantro on top. i ate mine this morning with half a piece of nan, i had some left from last weekend's trip to the indian market. they hit the spot, cause remember, the garam masala is a warming spice mixture, plus, the ginger is warming too. now i am very hot natured, as any of you who have tried to coexist with me for any amount of time already know, but this is the perfect way to start a cold morning, even for me.
with iced coffee, of course.

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