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The Tale of Green Eggs - Methi Anda

“I do not eat Green Eggs and Ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am.” So goes the ‘Green Eggs & Ham’ tale as Sam’s unnamed friend refuses to taste the dish.

 

I love eggs, even green eggs!! Well, at least my version of this fabled dish. When I first read the Dr. Seuss story, I wondered if one could actually make eggs green and if they would taste any good. Quite an interesting challenge for the experimenting chef in me! Several concoctions and many a guinea pigs later, I finally had it….…’Methi-Anda’, the perfect green eggs recipe.

If you are watching your carbs in the hope of shedding some pounds, look no further. This low carb, high protein dish is as tasty and filling as it is figure friendly. This is also an excellent option for diabetics since Methi (Fenugreek) is known for its ability to regulate blood sugar.

 

Happy guilt free eating!

  

Ingredients:

- 6 boiled eggs cut into halves

- ¼ cup vegetable/canola oil

- 4 red chillies

- ¼ cup water

- ¼ tsp salt

Following items are available in local Indian stores.

- 3 cups chopped methi (Fenugreek leaves)

- 1 tsp garam masala

- ½ tsp goda masala (if you cannot find goda masala, substitute with garam masala)

- ¼ tsp mustard seeds

- ¼ tsp turmeric

 

How To Make:

Hard boil 6 eggs and cut into halves. Heat the oil in a wok or a shallow pan. Add mustard seeds so that they pop in the oil. Add turmeric, red chillies, masalas and chopped methi. Stir fry until the methi is cooked and wilted. Turn the heat to low, add water and salt. Add the egg halves and mix well. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for 5 minutes or until the eggs are warmed through and well coated by the methi mix.

 

Tips

- You can substitute eggs with marinated, stir fried paneer or tofu cubes. Use the same volume of paneer or tofu as the eggs (ie., for 1 cup of eggs use 1 cup of paneer/tofu cubes).

- Marinate paneer/tofu overnight in the refrigerator. Mix plain yogurt, salt, freshly ground pepper and garam masala for the marinade.

- You can substitute methi with other leafy vegetables like spinach and mustard greens. I personally like the flavor of methi