Indianized Huevos Rancheros

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Bringing an Indian twist to Mexican huevos rancheros, Chef Ali Hassan stands behind his cooking catchphrase 'Bland is boring.'

Indianized Huevos Rancheros

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped fine
2 cloves of garlic, mashed
3/4 tsp of cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of turmeric
1/2 tsp of chili paste like sambal olek (or to taste...but get some in there!)
3/4 tsp of sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups of crushed tomatoes
2 eggs
1″ knob of ginger, julienned
fresh cilantro
Loaf of bread / Naan / Tortillas

Directions

1. Heat a medium-sized frying pan (one that would comfortably fry two eggs in it) over medium-high heat

2. Add vegetable oil

3. Add onions and fry until they start to brown

4. Add mashed garlic and dried spices, including chili paste

5. Let fry on medium-high for one minute, then add crushed tomatoes

6. Lower heat to medium and cover loosely (mainly so that the sauce doesn't splatter all over the place)

7. Let the tomatoes break down and all the flavours blend together - this will take 8-10 minutes. (After this point, if you want the sauce to be thicker, you can keep frying it with the cover off)

8. Crack two eggs on top of the tomato sauce, cover and let the eggs cook through from the steam in the pan - about three minutes

9. Serve immediately, sprinkled with salt and black pepper and garnished with cilantro and julienned ginger. Accompany this dish with some warm tortillas, rustic bread, or naan!

 

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