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
soft-scrambled eggs with baby methi and shallots, served on a crispy papad

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14 Comments »

  1. shivapriya said

    Hey Linda
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a nice collection of recipes. Lovely pictures.Baby methi looks great. Will keep visiting yours.

    Thanks Shivapriya, I’m glad you stopped by here, too 🙂

  2. sia said

    scrambled eggs with methi. never heard of this combination.
    the weather is getting better and better. atlast we can start our little gardening project. cant wait to try my hand in gardening. last year it was dissaster. this time i am better equipped;)

    Can’t wait to see your garden growing, Supriya 🙂

  3. Nupur said

    That looks sooo good! What a delicious combination: eggs and methi. Lovely, Linda!

    Thanks Nupur — next time I’m aspiring to deep green methi like yours! 🙂

  4. Asha said

    Great idea to mix the two Linda.We add cilantro and curry leaves to eggs.Methi is healthier addition to that as well.Bitter Methi leaves are believed to help control Diabetes!Great entry.I am ready to sow some Methi too next week:)

    I’ve heard that about methi, Asha — sounds like you’re feeling a little better at last!! 🙂

  5. Richa said

    It is so much fun using fresh ingrdients from the kitchen garden! methi looks so good.
    thanks

    Thanks Richa! Waiting now for a deck garden, since these guys outgrew the windowsill 😉

  6. mandira said

    I have the same story, my spinach was gorwing fast, now with winter back they are almost complaining, we won’t grow till you take us outside! Scrabled eggs with methi, such a delicious and innovative idea , and it’s extra special if it’s plucked fresh right before cooking 🙂 yummy! thanks for participating in GBP

    Spinach indoors, great idea Mandira! Thanks for hosting the GBP — looking forward to your roundup 🙂

  7. shaheen said

    linda, i can see the leaves yearnig for some sun, the way they are leanng towards the light. i didn’t bother planting anything this winter.

    Yes Shaheen, they do tend to lean. Kept turning them twice a day! Time enough to plant when the warm weather gets here 🙂

  8. Hema said

    What a unique combination of ingredients! Looks simple yet delicious. About your comment Linda, I am sure you can bake the koftas. Never tried myself, but I think I will pretty soon. Thanks for the idea.

    Thanks Hema — going to try those koftas very soon myself! 🙂

  9. seema said

    Linda, adding fresh methi to eggs is really creative. How did you manage to get baby red onions. I can never get hands on them here. Looks gorgeous.

    Hi Seema, thanks for your kind words 🙂 Baby onions come from one of the local Asian groceries near by– lately I have also seen them for sale (although at ridiculous prices) in some of the natural foods markets (like Whole Foods etc) as well. Same product, twice the price — ugh 🙂

  10. Latha said

    Eggs and methi…what a creative combination Linda! I would love to try this .. if that is one way i could have my kids eat their greens better!

    You could get a Dr. Seuss book and call it “green eggs” — but no ham! 😉

  11. Musical said

    Methi with eggs-totally innovitaive. and wow! that picture is so inviting. Great green grub 🙂

    Thanks Musical! Green grub — I love it 🙂

  12. indosungod said

    Linda, Scrambled Egg with Methi sounds tasty -healthy, I too planted methi indoors with not a lot of sunshine not too many leaves so this will be a wonderful dish to make.

    There there that Indian touch again you served it on a Pappad!!

    Thanks ISG — sometimes I serve papads on papads — I love ’em 🙂 Don’t worry about indoor methi;
    I know once the summer arrives, you’ll have a gorgeous garden!

  13. Sushma said

    Scrambled eggs and methi thats a a new flavour for me..and served on those crunchy papad , they sure would be a taste pleaser. Linda, you added a nice twist to the regular scrambled eggs.

    Hugs
    Sushma

    Thanks Sushma and hugs to you — see you in a week or so 🙂

  14. Arjuna said

    That’s another never-thought of before combo..quite a creative way of making scrambled eggs.

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