Archive for April 10, 2007

Green Blog Project ~ Winter/Spring 2007

soft-scrambled eggs with baby methi and shallots
soft-scrambled eggs with baby methi and shallots

I don’t have a green thumb, but I really wanted to take part in Inji Pennu’s
Green Blog Project.

The GBP for Winter/Spring 2007 is being hosted by lovely Mandira of Ahaar. Thanks Mandira!

let me out, let me out!!
poor methi has had enough of indoor gardening…

Last month I planted methi seeds and some radishes, catnip and cilantro.
The methi was coming along quite nicely until the past few days when it started to yellow — almost as if to say “enough of this windowsill already — I want outdoors”!! It was high time I plucked off the baby leaves, but I had very few and couldn’t think of a thing to make. Then I remembered that old standby, the scrambled egg. So here is a very simple recipe with just a few ingredients, quick enough for a fast breakfast, lunch, or late-night snack.

brown eggs are local eggs, and local eggs are fresh...la la la la la
baby methi leaves, shallots, and brown eggs

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Soft-scrambled Eggs with Methi and Shallots

2 eggs
4-5 shallots (baby red onions)

1 tsp butter or ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
3-4T TB fresh snipped baby methi leaves
salt and chile pepper to taste

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Dice the shallots and chop the methi.

Break the eggs into a small bowl and if you like fluffy scrambled eggs, add 1 TB water. Beat well with a fork to blend.

Have a warm plate ready before you cook — this will take about five minutes at the most.

In a small skillet, melt the butter or ghee over medium-high heat and pop the mustard. Add the diced shallots and let them begin to brown. Add the beaten eggs and cook, stirring every few seconds, until they are almost set. Fold in the chopped methi and let them cook a few seconds longer, then turn onto the warm plate. Sprinkle with salt and chile pepper to taste.

Voila, that’s it!

soft-scrambled eggs with baby methi and shallots
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