Timol’s egg chutney

Timol is back in action, having whipped up a super-quick spicy breakfast.

Here are some pointers:

  • Fry onion in olive oil
  • Add green chilli
  • Bit of Turmeric powder & Marsala
  • Few minutes later toss in diced tomato (1 tomato per egg)
  • Simmer until cooked in 5 or so minutes
  • Throw in eggs and break up
  • Simmer for 5 more minutes until eggs fully done
  • Serve on toast with chopped Dhania on top

Radha’s dried salted fish dish with calabash

Radha (Timol’s mom) recently spent two weeks with Timol and I.

She is edging super close to 70 years of age, but always cooked up a storm after the slightest hint.

Her bean curry was to-die-for!

The chicken curry was super-good, and the green bean chutney: hot-stuff.

In-between puffing on a few cigarettes and lying down to rest, she enjoyed sharing a couple of beers with me!

In a previous post, I gave you a taste of Radha’s dried salted fish dish cooked with calabash – suraikkaai (சுரைக்காய் colloquilly sorakkay).

Here is another photograph of the fish dish; this time loaded onto a slice of bread

Timol’s bean chutney

Here is another good example of Timol’s hot-shot ability to whip up a quick tasty meal:

  1. Fry 1/2 onion in pan with a little oil until translucent
  2.  Add a little Turmeric powder
  3. A roughly chopped green chilli or two also
  4. Garlic if you like
  5. Add curry / Marsala powder
  6. Throw in finely diced tomato
  7. Add tin of baked beans 5 min later
  8. Simmer for 10/15 min
  9. Toss in chopped Dhania / Coriander leaves
  10. Drop onto wholewheat brown toast and enjoy


Point 1 is for me for sure!

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