Sharing my friend’s best Kerala Egg Curry with you today along with some Naan bread and Manchurian.
Cider and Curry are a match made in Heaven. Usually on Friday nights, its Curry time!! You will find happy cheerful lads flocking the curry houses, takeaway joints or even pubs tucking in some Madras Chicken, Popadoms and some Naan bread. And why not?? The well-balanced flavours of spices add that oomph to the curry complimenting the sweet notes of the Cider.
Thatchers, one of the UK’s best-loved cider producers, asked me to share Curry Recipes that pair well with Cider. Being the National Curry week, what better occasion can it be to post this classic Kerala Egg Curry which has a balance of Heat & Spice. It would work awesomely well with Thatchers Katy Cider which is a soft sparkling, medium dry cider at 7.4% abv.
My friend Gachi makes the most wonderful Kerala Egg curry. Its a blessing to have some close family friends around and we all tend to catch up so often over a Curry Night, over a simple dinner or just gate-crash for tea. I have tasted this egg curry at my friend’s Gachi on numerous occasions and the flavours stay with you for long.
I left a quick Message for her at 7 am in the morning and a recipe for Egg curry lands up a few minutes later.Being a
Vegetarian Eggetarian, I wanted to share a dish that will work out for all, not just for Vege lovers always. And this Egg Curry does the job. If you are not an egg lover in a curry, feel free to substitute for grilled Paneer or Tofu too.
Thatchers Katy is light, sparkling and refreshing on the palate that allows the flavours of Egg Curry beautifully here.
A simple egg curry that works well with Nan Bread & starters.
- Eggs 6
- 1 Large White Onions
- 2 Large Vine Tomatoes
- 1 Green chilli sliced into 2
- 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 Tbsp Coriander powder
- 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 Tsp Garam masala
- 1/2 Tsp Chilli powder Add more if you like it spicier
- Salt to taste
- 2 Bay leaf
- 1 " Cinnamon stick
- 2 Whole Cardamom
- 1/2 Tsp Cardamom powder
- 1 Cup Coconut milk
- Coriander leaves
- 2 Tsp Oil
Puree Onion and Tomatoes separately and set aside.
Heat Oil in a Pan, add the onion puree, ginger garlic paste and green chilly.Fry them until Onion begins to brown a bit. Add whole spices - Bay leaf, Cinnamon Stick and Cardamom. Stir the spices well along with the Onion Puree.
Add tomatoes and saute until they get soft and onion tomato mixture comes together. Add all the spice powders -coriander powder, turmeric, garam masala and chilli powder. Add Salt to taste. Saute the base mixture well.
Add coconut milk and bring the Curry to boil. Boil eggs in the meanwhile and peel and cut them into 2 and add them into the gravy. Garnish the Egg Curry with coriander leaves and serve with Nan Bread.
About Thatchers Cider
Thatchers started making cider back in 1904, and four generations later the Thatcher family is still at the heart of Myrtle Farm, Somerset creating some exceptional cider on their 500 acres of Apple Orchards. They take great pride and importance of the quality and variety of apples that are being used.This means that each cider has its own individual character. All the ciders are all gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.
Just like you cannot pair an old wine with any kind of food, it works the same with cider. Depending on whether the cider is sweet, oak aged, richer, still or sparkling, you could actually compliment the drink with the right kind of food – cheese, curry or even desserts.
Just like Wine, a comprehensive Taste Test will give you the exact detailing of the Cider. Well, how do you do it? You need to focus on Appearance, Aroma, Flavor and finish. For detailed guidance, do check out Thatcher’s guide to Taste Test.
Thatchers Gold (4.8%) This medium dry Somerset cider is full of flavour with a wonderful rich golden colour. Cidermakers at Thatchers use a blend of our favourite apples including Dabinett, Porters Perfection and Harry Masters Jersey, for this smooth and refreshing cider.
Thatchers Gold is an All-rounder Cider, UK’s number 2 best selling one that will work well with any kind of Curry. They are perfect with real spicy food – Hot Chicken Curry, Paneer Tikka Masala, Thai Red Curry or even Rajma Masala ( Kidney bean curry )
Thatchers Katy (7.4%) This single variety cider is crafted from the finest Katy apples. Light, crisp and softly sparkling, with a long smooth flavour, this medium dry cider has light strawberry notes and distinctive pear and jasmine aroma.
This cider pairs particularly well with creamy curries like this Egg Curry which is rich and creamy with coconut milk, butter chicken, Malai Kofta, Paneer Peshawari or a spicy & creamy Kadai Paneer.
Thatchers Vintage (7.4% ABV) This traditional medium dry cider is softly rounded and matured in Oak Vats with a depth of character coming from Dabinett, Prince William for rich soft tannins, with a little Jonagold and Falstaff for fruity aroma and crisp flavour. Any dish with hot Chilli Peppers or loaded with garlic would pair well.
Thatchers Old Rascal(4.5% ABV) This medium dry cider’s distinctive flavour that comes from a choice of bittersweet apples including Redstreak, Dabinett and Tremlett. Its rich fruit aroma reminds us of harvest time and a full-bodied, long-lasting flavour.
This Cider will work well with many curries like Thai Green Curry, Paneer Butter Masala, Vegetable Dhansak or Aubergine & Potato Curry
It’s always interesting to see how people like to pair and match their ciders differently. Its all about what flavours work well for you.
I would love to know what’s your favourite cider !!!