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Akoori – Scrambled Eggs Bawa Style

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Summer is leaving me‼… it makes me sad to see the sun go down so quickly.

It’s a Sunday afternoon, the day I hate most of all. I am hovering around in my kitchen trying to find something summery to fill in my belly at dinner tonight.

At home my dad would have dialed the cooks in the kitchen and said “baby ke liye toasty banao.”

For my Gora friends that translates ‘make a grilled sandwich for my little one.’

But, on a day that I was feeling like the way I am feeling today my daddy would go into the kitchen himself and make me a special fry…

What’s a special fry?

It’s a fried egg with so many rules and regulations that I don’t have the audacity to make without the master himself by my side and hopefully on my next trip home I will have some pictures to show you…

So in my dilemma and me missing my dada like crazy I have no choice but to make an alternate.

Mind you, while the special fry is my favorite, the Akoori is my dad’s and I can’t wait for him to be here so I can cook for him again.

Akoori is a Parsi specialty, spiced scrambled eggs with onions and coriander leaves and a ton of love.

Yes, a ton of love is the real special ingredient you need when you are working with eggs. A few seconds here and they aren’t quite there and a few seconds more and my darlings, I am sorry to say you’ve lost the plot completely.

 

Ingredients:-

  • Eggs – 4 scrambled in a bowl with a little salt
  • Onions – 1 chopped
  • Kashmiri Chili Powder – ½ Tsp.
  • Haldi/Turmeric Powder – !/2 Tsp.
  • Tomato – 1 chopped
  • Green Chili – 1 chopped
  • Garlic – 2 finely chopped
  • Coriander Leaves – to garnish

 

Method

  • Fry the garlic and the chilies in a little oil.
  • Add the onions and fry till golden
  • Onions
  • Add the Haldi and Chili powder and let that cook on an open flame for a few minutes
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  • When the onion and spices are dry add the chopped tomatoes and continue to cook till the tomatoes are soft and well blended into the dish
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  • Slowly add the eggs into the mixture and reduce heat stirring continuously to make sure no lumps form.
  • Add the coriander leaves.
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  • Once you have brought the eggs to the consistency you like pull it off the hot stove.
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  • Serve with cheese and ham. My favorite pairing  is Mini Babybel Cheese and  “The Maple Glazed Boars Head Ham”.
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  • Enjoy.

 

 

Chocolate Coconut Log –

This one is the only surviving dessert recipe handed down to me from my mom, mainly because it’s the only dessert she ever made.

I think this is the easiest yummiest Chocolate Coconut Log I have ever eaten, they are simple and can be incorporated into a wonderful Coconut Truffle’s,  just roll them up into smaller round one inch shaped balls, next freeze them for four to six hours before dipping them into some melted baking chocolate then refreeze and Voila! you now have truffles.

*Remember chocolate sticks to glassware so use a baking sheet, butter paper or silver foil before placing the chocolate dipped Coconut Truffles onto a plate.

 

The Chocolate Coconut Log

The Chocolate Coconut Log

Ingredients

1- 200 grams finely chopped walnuts

2- 1 Tin Condensed Milk

3- 1 Packet Digestive Biscuits

4- 4 Ginger Biscuits

5- 200 grams desiccated coconut

6- 2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder

7- 4 Tablespoon Drinking Chocolate

Method

1- Powder ginger and digestive biscuits with the walnuts in a blender

2- Add cocoa powder, drinking chocolate and the desiccated coconut. Mix well

3- Slowly add the condensed milk and make a dough with your hands

4- Roll the dough into a round log and refrigerate for about an hour. ( Do not put it in the freezer)

5- Cut and serve with vanilla or coconut ice-cream.

or Use the Recipe above to make Truffles…

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