Anyway, I was not in the mood to spend hours in the kitchen after 4 hours sleep. I wanted something quick and easy, but with a bite to it. Allyson Gofton soon came to the rescue with an adaptation of her Tikka Masala Eggs. The hens have started laying again so have got lots of fresh free range eggs on hand. I only had Korma paste on hand so used that instead. I wanted to team it with some accompaniments, but did not have much on hand and was too lazy to whip up something from scratch, so found a cauliflower palya to go with it instead.
1 red onion, peeled and sliced
3-4 tablespoons of korma paste (or other curry paste)
400 gram can Indian spiced tomatoes
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup yoghurt
Hard boil eggs. Peel and quarter.
Cook the red onion with a dash of oil in a frying pan over a moderate heat for about 5 minutes or until tender.
Stir in the korma paste and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
Add the tomatoes and water. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Fold through the eggs, youghurt and coriander. Do not boil.
Serve with rice, naan, raita, chutneys etc.
Source: Allyson Gofton's After Work Cookbook
The cauliflower palya was easy to make. I steamed the cauliflower first. Heated a smidgeon of oil in a pan, then added mustard seeds. Once they started popping, I added about a teaspoon of tumeric and about half a teaspoon of salt, then the cauliflower. The florets were quite soft, not usually like I have my cauliflower, but I don't think crisper florets would have worked so well.