Zaraius Contractor is the only Parsi I know and he is a multi talented man! A cook par excellence plus a superb comic too! I would love to meet him whenever I visit Vadodara. I saw this recipe with a funny sounding title and saved the recipe for later. The way he had described it made it even more alluring apart from the lovely collage he had made!
I was on a long break from the kitchen thanks to our PolCzech Trip and the kitchen was calling me loudly! And this weekend I had to hear this calling! I broke my sabbatical with this special Parsi dish which turned out to be very delicious and different! It is like a cake of eggs filled with flavours of spices, potato wafers and onion-tomatoes! Do give it a shot folks, it is perfect for breakfast and even as a full meal!
2 medium sized onions (sliced thin)
4 medium sized tomatoes (finely chopped)
1 tbsp ginger (finely chopped)
1 tbsp garlic (finely chopped)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp jaggery
2 green chillies (finely chopped)
Coriander for garnish (finely chopped)
Wafers plain salted: 2-3 handfuls
Oil for Cooking
Salt as per taste
1. Heat the oil in a kadhai, splutter the cumin seeds, add onions and bhunno till light brown in colour, add the ginger & garlic, cook it a bit, add the tomatoes and let cook on low flame covered for a 5 minutes.
2. Add a sprinkle of water, then add the turmeric, red chilly and cumin powder plus the garam masala and salt. Add a little more water and bhunno till tomatoes are mushy and oil is released.
3. Add the vinegar and jaggery. Bhunno for a minute.
4. Sprinkle a little water and toss in two handfuls of wafers cover the pan, turn down heat and let the wafers soften.
5. Crack 6 eggs in a bowl, salt them and whip them hard. Pour over the wafers and cover the the pan. Let it cook for about 7 to 10 minutes.
6. In between the cooking time garnish with coriander and thinly sliced green chillies.
7. Let it stand for a few minutes, slice and serve.
8. Enjoy Parsi eccentricity on a plate with some sliced bread.
9. Thank Zaraius Contractor first and then me later.
So till the time we meet again…
Cheers to life…
Till then ride safe and have safe sex…
Hasta la Victoria Siempre…