Raita with Eggs
inspired by Quick Indian Cooking
A while back I discovered a London-based blog called Quick Indian Cooking which I quickly took a shine to. Mallika, whose blog it is, is feisty, opinionated and proud of her Indian roots. She is a one woman crusade to spread the word about what constitutes good Indian food in a country (England) awash with pale imitations of the real thing.
I love cooking Indian food, but for me it is largely an epic affair involving days in the kitchen. Millika's blog, which emphasises easy preparations, now gives me the chance to learn how spice up my kitchen without spending hours slaving over a hot stove.
A month ago I read Millika's recipe for Raita with Eggs and I was hooked. It's one of those recipes where I have all the ingredients in the house at all times. Eventually, last Friday, when I was working from home because I was sick, I had the chance to try it out it. Because I was eating solo, I reduced the volume of spices and oil in the recipe and used a poached egg instead of boiled. The result was fragrant and aromatic, with enough oomph to perk up my head-cold-addled tastebuds. If you love Indian spices, curry leaves, yoghurt and eggs, be sure to give this one a try...