Hyderabadi Egg Malai Korma

Ingredients (Serves 6)

Adapted from here and here

  1. Eggs – 6, hard-boiled
  2. Oil – 3 – 4 tbsp
  3. Shahi jeera / cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  4. Green chilies – 5 – 6
    Onion – 1.5 medium, roughly chopped
    Cilantro – 1/3 cup
    Mint leaves – 1/4 cup
  5. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  6. Yoghurt – 2 tbsp
  7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder – 1 tsp
    Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
    Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Cashews – 6 – 8, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes and then ground to a fine paste
  9. Milk / hot water – 1/2 – 3/4 cup
  10. Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
    Pepper powder – 1/4  tsp
    Sugar – 1 pinch, to balance the flavors
  11. Heavy cream – 2 tbsp
    Cilantro – 2 tbsp, chopped
    Butter – 1 tsp, optional

Method

  1. Heat 3 – 4 tbsp oil in a pan. Add shahi jeera or cumin seeds and cook for 5 – 10 seconds till fragrant.
  2. Grind the ingredients numbered 4 to a fine paste. Immediately add to the pan. Mix well. Add salt and cook covered for 7 – 10 minutes over the lowest heat till oil separates. Add ginger-garlic paste and continue to cook for a few minutes. Next add yoghurt and cook for a few minutes over low heat till oil separates. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes till their raw smell disappears completely. Add cashew paste and cook for a minute or two.Taste-check for salt.  Next milk/hot water and cook covered for 1 – 2 minutes till oil separates. Add garam masala powder, pepper powder, a pinch of sugar and mix well. Taste-check for salt. Add the boiled eggs and mix gently. Cook covered for 1 – 2 minutes. Finally add heavy cream, cilantro and butter. Mix gently and switch off the flame. Serve with appam, naan, pulao, idiyappam, chapathi etc.
     

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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