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Cooking with Lounge | Egg-centric

Cooking with Lounge | Egg-centric
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First Published: Mon, Oct 25 2010. 12 30 AM IST
Updated: Mon, Oct 25 2010. 12 11 PM IST
Organic egg fritters with peppery leaves and cucumber salad
Serves 1
Ingredients
2 eggs, organic
1 tbsp white vinegar
10g baby rocket leaves
10g radicchio lettuce
15g iceberg lettuce
15g green lettuce
30g lolo rosso lettuce
1 tbsp bread crumbs
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
4-5 figs (optional)
For the egg marinade
25g gram flour (besan)
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp carom seeds
1 tsp chaat masala
Salt to taste
For the goat cheese dressing
25g mayonnaise
1 tbsp fresh cream
5g goat cheese, grated
1 tsp coriander, chopped
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tsp black pepper, crushed
Salt to taste
For the balsamic dressing
15ml balsamic vinegar
1 tsp kasundi, or mustard paste
5ml extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Method
Poach the eggs in white vinegar and salt and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Trim the egg whites. Prepare the marinade by mixing all the ingredients together. Coat the eggs with the marinade and then roll in breadcrumbs. Deep-fry till golden and crisp.
Take balsamic vinegar in a mixing bowl. Add kasundi mustard, and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix in the extra virgin olive oil drop by drop.
To prepare the goat cheese dressing, whisk together mayonnaise, cream and grated cheese till smooth. Add chaat masala, salt and coriander. Adjust the seasoning and keep aside.
Tear, wash and clean the lettuce in ice-cold water. Keep aside for a few minutes (to give it a crunchy texture). Put in a strainer and remove extra water. Arrange the chopped cucumber on a dish. Toss the rocket leaves in the balsamic dressing and place over the cucumbers. Optionally arrange figs on the plate around the salad leaves. Place golden fried egg fritters on the salad leaves and drizzle goat cheese dressing over it. Serve.
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varuni.k@livemint.com
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First Published: Mon, Oct 25 2010. 12 30 AM IST