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