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Talihuwi Pyaaz ka Khagina

A typical Hyderabadi Muslim household will have Fried Onions being used on a daily basis in the dishes that they cook.This was one of the reasons why this lesser known version of Khagina came into existence. You would easily recollect the two popular ones where one has the egg being places on top of the onion/chilli/coriander mixture and the other where the egg is scrambled along with the mixture

Why the third one isn’t so well known
Fried Onions – Oil content(Calorie Conscious folks tend to avoid it),not everyone would have fried onions handy, time to prepare fried onions is higher.

How we circumvent this? We make good quantity of Fried onions and keep it in an airtight container and put them in the refrigerator. Use whatever quantity is needed for daily use and reseal the container.

Let’s begin with the recipe

2 Boiled Eggs
5 Onions (Fried)
1/2 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2 Tbsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt as per taste
A pinch of Turmeric Powder

Fried Onions (In case if you need a refresher):
Heat oil in a deep pan till it it hot
Reduce it to low and add the sliced onions
Deep fry them until they are golden brown

Fried Onions (Crushed)

Fried Onions (Crushed)


How to make Talihuwi Pyaaz Ka Khagina

Take a small vessel (kadhai or deep cooking pot)
Put 2 tbsp Oil and heat it on low flame
Add Ginger Garlic Paste, Red Chilli Powder, Salt and Turmeric Powder
Crush the fried onions into smaller pieces and add them to this mix
Add 2-3 Tbsp water and mix it so that the onions becomes a little softer
Put the mixture in a serving bowl and add the cut slices of boiled egg on top or mix it with the onions. Garnish with Coriander, mint or green chilli.
Have this with Roti, Paratha or Naan


Talihuwi Pyaaz Ka Khagina

Talihuwi Pyaaz Ka Khagina

Simple ain’t it. Try it and let me know how it goes…


Guava Jelly Recipe

Everybody loves jelly and if it is a Guava based one then all the more reason to love and relish it.

Sharing some of my family recipes starting with this one
1Kg Guava
1-1/2 Litre Water
1 Kg Sugar
2 Lemon (Medium)

Cut Guava into slices and place them in a vessel with water

Ensure that the water covers the fruit, Boil them till the seeds leave the Guava slices ( Approx. 30 min)

Strain it using a silk/muslin cloth, only take the water and do not put pressure on the cloth (We only need water and not guava pulp), discard the pulp

Add sugar to the water and let it boil for an hour till the jelly starts to form pieces and harden

Add lemon juice and let it boil for another 10 minutes

Remove the vessel from fire and let it cool down for 10 minutes then remove the white froth that collects on top of the jelly and discard it

Let it cool completely before storing it in jars


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